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Sixteen Chorales

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Mayhew Lake)


General Info

Year: 1938
Duration: c. 26:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Cost: Score Only - $9.95   |   Each Part - $3.95


Movements

1. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
2. Gieb, dass ich tu mit Fleiss
3. Ach wie flüchtig
4. Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid
5. Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder
6. All' solch dein Güt' wir preisen
7. Es ist genug; so nimm, Herr, meinen Geist
8. Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
9. Auf meinen lieben Gott
10. Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit
11. Jesu, der du meine Seele
12. Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ
13. Alleluia, dess soll'n wir Alle froh sein
14. Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit
15. Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall' ich dir
16. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Condensed Score (SATB)
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani

Violin I-II (first and advanced position parts)
Viola
Cello I-II


Errata

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Program Notes

Transcribed by Mayhew Lake, these arrangements follow carefully the original Bach harmonizations and include valuable tips for ensemble balance when performing with SATB chorus. Available parts allow for performance by concert band, woodwind ensemble, brass ensemble, string ensemble, saxophone ensemble, and groups with flexible/limited instrumentation.

- Program Note from publisher


The titles of the movements in English:

  • Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern roughly translates to "O Morning Star! how fair and bright" and bears the designation BWV 1.
  • Gieb, dass ich tu mit Fleiss roughly translates to "And grant me, Lord, to do" and bears the designation BWV 45.
  • Ach wie flüchtig roughly translates to "O how cheating" and bears the designation BWV 26.
  • Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid roughly translates to "O Lord! how many miseries" and bears the designation BWV 3.
  • Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder roughly translates to "Jesu, guard and guide Thy members" and bears the designation BWV 40.
  • All' solch dein Güt' wir preisen roughly translates to "To Christ our peace is owing" and bears the designation BWV 16.
  • Es ist genug; so nimm, Herr, meinen Geist roughly translates to "O God, my Life, in mercy shine on me" and bears the designation BWV 60.
  • Es ist das Heil uns kommen her roughly translates to "Salvation hath come down to us" and bears the designation BWV 9.
  • Auf meinen lieben Gott roughly translates to "O whither shall I flee" and bears the designation BWV 188.
  • Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit roughly translates to "Rise, my soul, to watch" and bears the designation BWV 115.
  • Jesu, der du meine Seele roughly translates to "Jesu! Who in sorrow dying" and bears the designation BWV 78.
  • Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ roughly translates to "Thou Prince of Life, O Christ our Lord" and bears the designation BWV 43.
  • Alleluia, dess soll'n wir Alle froh sein roughly translates to "Alleluia, we may be filled with gladness" and bears the designation BWV 66.
  • Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit roughly translates to "Thy Truth, which never varies" and bears the designation BWV 79.
  • Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall' ich dir roughly translates to "Then, O my God, with joy I cast" and bears the designation BWV 92.
  • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme roughly translates to "Sleepers Wake!" a voice is sounding" and bears the designation BWV 140.


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Resources

  • Bach, J.; Lake, M. (1938). Sixteen Chorales [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.