J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Violin I)

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Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Part

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80 (A Mighty Fortress is our God)
Cantata for the Feast of Reformation

There are practically no surviving original sources for Bach's great Reformation Cantata "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott". It is possible that the original form of the Cantata was written in Weimar in 1715 to which Bach later made various additions and alterations to transform it into a Reformation Cantata for Leipzig. Although scholarly opinion as to the sources is divided there is no doubt that the opening chorus, based on Martin Luther's chorale melody "Ein feste Burg" is one of Bach's greatest achievements.


  • Urtext of the New Bach Edition
  • Performance material (BA10080), vocal score (BA10080-90) & study score format 22.5 x 16.5cm (TP1080) available for sale
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 31 October 1991
No of pages: 9
Catalogue No: M006490660