A cheerful arrangement from Cantata No. 79 for two organists, one handling the trumpet parts, the other playing the chorale on the Swell and Pedal).
Originally prepared on March 21, 2000, the 315th anniversary of J.S. Bach's birthday.
Midi File available.
The Casavant Frères organ (opus 2871) at St. George's Memorial Anglican Church Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (1966) -
Samples by Ken Bales
- Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 079a
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- Chorale Text
Nun danket alle Gott
mit Herzen, Mund und Händen,
der grosse Dinge tut
an uns und allen Enden;
der uns von Mutterleib und Kindesbeinen an
unzählig viel zugut,
und noch jetzund getan!
--Martin Rinkert, 1636
Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done
In whom His world rejoices.
Who from our mother's arms
Hath bless'd us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.
--Catherine Winkworth, 1858
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