Meine Seele rühmt und preist, BWV 189

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Meine Seele rühmt und preist
by Melchior Hoffmann (likely)
Catalogue BWV 189; formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach
Genre Solo cantata

Meine Seele rühmt und preist (My soul extols and praises), BWV 189, is a church cantata credited to Johann Sebastian Bach and Melchior Hoffmann.[1]

History and text[edit]

This is a solo cantata composed for the Feast of the Visitation of Mary. The prescribed readings for the day were Isaiah 11:1–5, and Luke 1:39–56. The librettist of the work is unknown.[1]


The work in five movements is scored for solo tenor voice, two recorders, oboe, violin, and basso continuo.[1]


  • Bach-Orchester Stuttgart, Hans Grischkat. J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 51 & BWV 189. Renaissance, 1951.
  • Curt Sachs ensemble, Max Meili. L'anthologie Sonore, 1935.
  • Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Peter Schreier. J.S. Bach: Solo-Kantaten und Arien. Philips, 1994.
  • Orchestre de Chambre "Pro Arte" de Munich, Kurt Redel. J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 189 · 89 · 174. Erato, 1956.
  • Paris Conservatory Orchestra, Charles Munch. Charles Munch, Vol. 2. Disque Gramophone, 1941.
  • Peter Schreier soloist and conductor, Festival Strings Lucerne, "Bach Kantaten fur Tenor" Ariola-Eurodisc 1976


  1. ^ a b c "Cantata BWV 189 Meine Seele rühmt und preist". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 

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