Gott, gib dein Gerichte dem Könige, BWV Anh 3

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Statue of Bach at St Nicholas Church

Gott, gib dein Gerichte dem Könige (God, give now thy judgement unto the King), BWV Anh 3, is a lost cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach composed the work in Leipzig in 1730 for a civic occasion, the Ratswechsel (the inauguration of a new town council).[1]

Five of the cantatas for the Ratswechsel which Bach wrote in Leipzig have survived. The event was usually held annually in St. Nicholas Church. As it was a festive occasion, Bach would presumably have included trumpets in the orchestra for this lost cantata.

Text[edit]

The text is by Picander, who draws on the psalms. It was published in 1732.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cantata BWV Anh 3". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 25 June 2013.