What does Ein Feste Burg mean?
a mighty fortress is our God
: a mighty fortress is our God.
Who composed this opening chorus from Cantata 80?
Part of the Cantata BWV 80, based on the grand hymn by Martin Luther, Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, was composed by Bach during his Weimar years (1708-1717).
What genre is Ein Feste Burg?
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
|Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott|
|Chorale cantata by J. S. Bach|
|Stained glass of Bach receiving inspiration from Luther (right pane); designed by the studio of Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich|
What was Ein Feste Burg written for?
The exact date of composition of this cantata is unknown. Bach wrote the cantata in Leipzig for Reformation Day (31 October). ‘Ein feste Burg’ is a reworking of one of Bach’s earlier cantatas ‘Alles, was von Gott geboren’, which was composed in Weimar in 1715 or 1716 for the third Sunday in Lent.
What is the meaning of the song A Mighty Fortress Is Our God?
The song for which Luther will be remembered is “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” written circa 1527. It exalts God to a high and lofty position in the minds and hearts of those who believe the message of the song. It is a paraphrase of Psalm: 46. On the base of Luther’s tomb is inscribed, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
Which voices sing the original chorale tune in the first movement of JS Bach’s Cantata No 140?
Which voices sing the original chorale tune in the first movement of Cantata No. 140? Soprano. The energetic instrumental idea that recurs several times between the vocal statements in the first movement of Cantata No.
Who wrote the most cantatas?
Johann Sebastian Bach is perhaps the most prominent and prolific composer of cantatas. At his most productive, he was composing one cantata every week for eight years. Bach wrote both secular and sacred cantatas and developed what is known as “chorale cantata”.