Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

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This article is about the motet. For a similarly titled cantata, see Lobet den Herrn, alle seine Heerscharen, BWV Anh 5.

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Praise the Lord, all ye heathen), BWV 230, is a motet by Johann Sebastian Bach. It draws its text from Psalm 117 Verses 1-2.

The work is generally regarded as one of six surviving motets by Bach. However, some scholars have expressed doubts about its attribution to Bach.[1] It is the only one of the set to be scored for four voices. It is also unusual in that (lightly-scored) instrumental accompaniment is specified.

The work was first published in 1821.

Lobet den Herrn BWV 230 by J.S. Bach St. Andrew's Choir Easter 2012

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  1. ^ Leavis, Ralph (January 1971). "Bach's Setting of Psalm CXVII (BWV.230)". Music & Letters. Vol. 52, No. 1. OUP. Retrieved 29 January 2015.  Accessed via JSTOR (susbscription required)

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