Bach set clear limits for himself in ‘Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren’, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach. He used the complete unaltered text of a well-known hymn by Joachim Neander. The original hymn has five verses and the cantata has the same number of movements. There are no recitatives. Such a piece is also referred to as a chorale cantata. Recorded for the project All of Bach on February 18th 2017 at the Walloon Church, Amsterdam.
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Netherlands Bach Society
Peter Dijkstra, conductor
Miriam Feuersinger, soprano
Alex Potter, alto
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass