Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192
History and text
BWV 192 is a chorale cantata. It was likely first performed in late 1730, but its exact date and occasion are unknown. It may have been written for a wedding. The original score is no longer extant. The tenor part was lost and was reconstructed by scholar Gunther Raphael.
Scoring and structure
The work has three movements:
- Chorus: Nun danket alle Gott
- Duet aria (soprano and bass): Der ewig reiche Gott
- Chorus: Lob, Ehr und Preis sei Gott
The cantata begins with a chorale fantasia. Unusually, the ritornello is followed not by the chorale melody, but by a four-part dialogue. The first chorale phrase appears in the soprano voice over imitative counterpoint in the lower voices and staccato chords in the accompaniment.
The work ends with another chorale fantasia with a "rollicking gigue melody". It is in ritornello form, with the soprano carrying the chorale melody. As in the first movement, the lower voices sing imitative lines.
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