Cantata 5. Wie gross ist des Allmaechtgen Guete for Alto, high solo instrument and organ

Year of composition
Christian Fuerchtegott Gellert
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
13 minutes
Modern classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach set the lyrics by Christian Fuerchtegott Gellert into a choral melody, which serves as the basis for this cantata. The choral melody is present in the first two parts, fades out then, and returns in the last part prominently. In part 3, 4 and 5 only the lyrics remind the choral, forming a recitativo and a passacaglia. The obligate instrument may be a piccolo flute, or anything similar in the very high register. Mp3 (part 2 only): Pia Ernstbrunner, A; Johanna Valencia, sopranino rec.; Paul Koutnik, Og.

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