Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

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Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing unto the Lord a new song), BWV 225 is a motet by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first performed in Leipzig around 1727, using psalm 149:1–3 for its first movement, a 1548 Johann Gramann hymn for the second movement and psalm 150:2 and 6 for its third movement.

This eight-voice motet may have been composed to provide choral exercises for his students. The motet's biblical text would have been suited to that purpose.[1] The final four-part fugue is titled "Alles was Odem hat" ("All that have voice, praise the Lord!").[2]

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  1. ^ Wolff, Christoph. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, p. 249 (W. W. Norton & Company 2001).
  2. ^ Kenyon, Nicholas. The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach, p. 192 (Faber & Faber 2011).

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