Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190a

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Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing a new song to the Lord), BWV 190a, is a cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work was written in 1730 in commemoration of the Augsburg Confession.

History and text[edit]

Bach adapted this cantata from Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190, for the 200th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. It uses a text by Picander, published in 1732 in Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte part 3, in Leipzig. The first movement adapts words from Psalms 149 and 150.[1]

The closing chorale was the third stanza of Martin Luther's Es wolle Gott uns gnädig sein (1523).[2]

The cantata's music is now lost. Diethard Hellmann wrote a reconstruction in 1972.

Structure[edit]

The work has seven movements:

  1. Chorus: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
  2. Chorale and recitative (alto, tenor, bass): Herr Gott, dich loben wir
  3. Aria (alto): Lobe, Zion, deinen Gott
  4. Recitative (bass): Herr, wenn dein Evangelium
  5. Aria (tenor, bass): Selig sind wir durch das Wort
  6. Recitative (tenor): Nun Gott, wir opfern dir
  7. Chorale: Es danke, Gott, und lobe dich

Recordings[edit]

  • Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz, Diethard Hellmann. Bach Kantaten, Vol. 1: BWV 190a, BWV 84, BWV 89, BWV 27. DdM-Records Mitterteich, 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cantata BWV 190a". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Ambrose, Z. Philip. "BWV 190a Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied". University of Vermont. Retrieved 23 July 2013.