J.S. Bach: Cantata No.143 Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele - Praise thou the Lord, o my spirit (Violin II)

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Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise thou the Lord, o my spirit) BWV 143

Little is known about the genesis of “Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele” (Praise thou the Lord, o my spirit BWV 143.

A transcription from the 19th century was for a long time considered the only source; the musical text of the “New Bach Edition” was based on this material.  Recently however a copy of the score from 1762 has become available.
 It offers a more reliable musical text, rendering a complete revision of the cantata necessary.

On the basis of this new source, the work is presented here as part of the “New Bach Edition – Revised” in what is presumably its original form in C major with three trumpets.  This orchestration is more typical of Bach’s writing than the version for three horns in the surviving B-flat major version.

  • Revised Urtext edition of the Weimar Cantata

  • Urtext of the New Bach Edition

  • Performance material (BA10143), vocal score (BA10143-90) & study score format 22.5 x 16.5cm (TP1143) available for sale

ISBN: 9790006542451
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 19 September 2012
Catalogue No: BA1014375