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Motets BWV 225-231

BWV

225

German Title

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

English Title

Sing unto the Lord a new song

Event

Motet for unknown occasion

Composed

Leipzig, 1727
1st performance: c1727 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 149: 1-3; Psalm 150: 2 & 6; Johann Gramann (Poliander) (1530)

German Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish
Chorale Text: Nun lob, mein' Seel', den Herren

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus (SATB, SATB)

Score BGA [2.95 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: C 1 | Zwang: - | First Published: Leipzig, 1802

Commentary

Traditional and individual style in the Motets of J.S. Bach | A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets | The Bach Motets (S.225-S.230) | J.S. Bach & gis Motets (Bethlehem) | Motet BWV 225 "Singet dem Herrn" (Bethlehem)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 4, 2004; Week of December 27, 2009

BWV

226

German Title

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

English Title

The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness

Event

Motet for a Funeral

Composed

Leipzig, 1729
1st performance: October 24, 1729 - Leipzig

Text

Romans 8: 26-27; Martin Luther (1524)

German Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish
Chorale Text: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus (SATB, SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, continuo (+ violone)

Score BGA [1.86 MB]
Chorale Melody: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: C 2 | Zwang: - | First Published: Leipzig, 1803

Commentary

Traditional and individual style in the Motets of J.S. Bach | A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets | The Bach Motets (S.225-S.230) | J.S. Bach & gis Motets (Bethlehem) | Motet BWV 226 "Der Geist hilft" (Bethlehem)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 11, 2004; Week of January 3, 2010

BWV

227

German Title

Jesu, meine Freude

English Title

Jesu my joy

Event

Motet for a Funeral ?

Composed

Leipzig ?, 1723 ?
1st performance: Unknown date & place

Text

Johann Franck 1653; Romans 8: 1, 2, 9-11

German Text | Translations: Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-6 | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew | Hungarian-2 | Italian-2 | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish
Chorale Text: Jesu, meine Freude

Scoring

Soloists: 5-part Chorus (SSATB)

Score BGA [2.24 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: C 5 | Zwang: - | First Published: Leipzig, 1803
Chorale Melody: Jesu, meine Freude

Commentary

Traditional and individual style in the Motets of J.S. Bach | A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets | The Bach Motets (S.225-S.230) | J.S. Bach & gis Motets (Bethlehem) | BWV 227 (Emmanuel Music)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 18, 2004; Week of December 26, 2010

BWV

228

German Title

Fürchte dich nicht

English Title

Fear thou not; for I am with thee

Event

Motet for a Funeral ?

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: Before 1731/1732 - Leipzig

Text

Jesaia 41: 10 & 43: 1; Paul Gerhardt (1653)

German Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus (SATB, SATB)

Score BGA [1.89 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: C 4 | Zwang: - | First Published: Leipzig, 1802

Commentary

Traditional and individual style in the Motets of J.S. Bach | A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets | The Bach Motets (S.225-S.230) | J.S. Bach & gis Motets (Bethlehem) | Motet BWV 228 "Fürchte dich nicht" (Bethlehem) | BWV 228 (Emmanuel Music)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 25, 2004; Week of January 2, 2011

BWV

229

German Title

Komm, Jesu, Komm!

English Title

Come, Jesu, come

Event

Motet for unknown occasion

Composed

Leipzig, before 1735 or 1723-1734
1st performance: Not after 1731/32 - Leipzig

Text

Paul Thymich (1684)

German Text | Translations: Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-6 | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew-3 | Hungarian-2 | Italian-2 | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus (SATB, SATB)

Score BGA [1.65 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: C 3 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1892

Commentary

Traditional and individual style in the Motets of J.S. Bach | A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets | The Bach Motets (S.225-S.230) | J.S. Bach & gis Motets (Bethlehem) | Motet BWV 229 "Komm, Jesu, komm (Bethlehem) | BWV 229 (Emmanuel Music)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 1, 2004; Week of December 18, 2011

BWV

230

German Title

Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden

English Title

Praise the Lord all ye heathen

Event

Motet for unknown occasion

Composed

?, ?
1st performance: Unknown date & place

Text

Psalm 117: 1-2

German Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish | Russian-1

Scoring

Soloists: 4-part Chorus (SATB)
Accompaniment: continuo

Score BGA [1.02 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: C 6 | Zwang: - | First Published: Leipzig, 1821

Commentary

Traditional and individual style in the Motets of J.S. Bach | A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets | The Bach Motets (S.225-S.230) | J.S. Bach & gis Motets (Bethlehem) | Motet "Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden" (Bethlehem)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 8, 2004; Week of December 25, 2011

BWV

231

German Title

Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren

English Title

Give glory, praise and honour

Event

Motet

Composed

Leipzig, after 1724

Text

 

German Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | English-10 | French | Hebrew | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese-2 | Spanish | Russian-1
Chorale Text: Nun lob, mein' Seel', den Herren

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus (SATB, SATB)

Score BGA [0.53 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIX | NBA: III/1 | BC: - | Zwang: - | First Published: Berlin (1818-1828)

Commentary

-

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 15, 2004; Week of December 30, 2012

Other Motets

BWV

Title (German)

Composer

Year

Anh. 159

Ich Lasse Dich Nicht, Du Segnest Mich Denn

J.S. Bach

1713

Anh. 160

Jauchzet Dem Herrn, Alle Welt

Georg Philipp Telemann / J.S. Bach

Not before 1723/1725

Anh. 161

Kuendlich groß ist das gottselige Geheimnis

Carl Heinrich Graun ? (partially)

?

Anh. 162

Lob und Ehre und Weisheit

Georg Gottfried Wagner

?

Anh. 163

Merk auf, mein Herz und sieh dorthin

Johann Christoph Bach

Before 1704

Anh. 164

Nun danket alle Gott

Johann Christoph Altnikol

1748

Anh. 165

Unser Wandel ist im Himmel

Johann Ernst Bach

?

No Number

Der Gerechte Kömmt Um

Johann Kuhnau / J.S. Bach

c1730 or c1740

50

Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

J.S. Bach

1723

118

O Jesu Christ, meinís Lebens Licht

J.S. Bach

1736-1737

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General Discussions - Part 1
General Discussions - Part 2
Systematic Discussions: BWV 225 | BWV 226 | BWV 227 | BWV 228 | BWV 229 | BWV 230 | BWV 231 | BWV 225-231 - Summary

Motets BWV 225-230 - conducted by Eric Ericson
Motets BWV 225-230 - conducted by Diego Fasolis
Motets BWV 225-230 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Motets BWV 225-230 - conducted by Konrad Junghänel with Cantus Cölln
Motets BWV 225-230 - conducted by Reinhard Kammler with Augsburger Domsingknaben
Motets BWV 225-230 - Gerhard. Schmidt-Gaden with Tölzer Knabenchor

Article: Information about Bachís Motets with a Specific Examination of BWV 226 Extracted from Klaus Hofmannís Book on This Subject - Summaries and Translations by Thomas Braatz [PDF]

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