Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 270 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-20)  CPDL #60956:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-10-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Vierstimmige Choralgesänge 1787, no. 285.

General Information

Title: Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 270
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1601
  2nd published: 1787 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 4, no. 285
  3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Volume 39
  4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 157
Opus: BWV 0270

Description: The same tune as Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 271 and Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 272, with different arrangements. The same tune was also used in Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind, BWV 153 and Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (twice). See Mein G'müth ist mir verwirret (Hans Leo Hassler) for details about the original tune. See Herzlich thut mich verlangen (Johann Sebastian Bach) for a list of other arrangements and languages for this tune.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Befiehl du deine Wege.