Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-21)   CPDL #45070:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-06-21).  Score information: A4, 24 pages, 3.42 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.

General Information

Title: Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Picander

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo)

First published: 1888 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe 35

Description: for New Year's Day and probably first performed 1 January 1729 after the libretto was printed. The opening chorus is parodied in the B minor mass' Patrem omnipotentem and the soprano aria (No. 3) is from Zerreißset, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft, BWV 205.

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