J. S. Bach – Motet “Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied” BWV 225 (1/3)


1. Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied
Occasion unknown.
Ps. 149:1-3; Johann Gramann, verse 3 of “Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren,” 1530 (Wackernagel, I, #455) and interpolated aria by an unknown poet; Ps. 150:6.
Composed in Leipzig (1726-27)
Text:
[Ps. 149:1-3] (Chorus I, Chorus II)
“Sing ye the Lord a new refrain; the assembly of saints should be telling his praises. Israel joyful be in him who hath made him. Let Zion’s children rejoice in him who is their mighty king; let them be praising his name’s honor in dances; with timbrels and with psalt’ries unto him be playing”.

Hilliard Ensamble

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