Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

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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. 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.[1]

The work was first published in 1821. The publisher claimed to have had access to an autograph score. However, some scholars have expressed doubts about the attribution to Bach.[1]

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

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  1. ^ a b 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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