Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 303 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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In German

  • (Posted 2020-12-04)  CPDL #61763:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Mark Thijs (submitted 2020-12-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Text of all 4 verses of the original Luther chorale added.
  • (Posted 2020-09-10)  CPDL #60509:     
Editor: Joseph Svendsen (submitted 2020-09-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

In English

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  • (Posted 2022-11-08)  CPDL #71478:           
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 203 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is Martin Luther's hymn as arranged by Bach edited for the English translation of Thomas Carlyle. Note that it is in C not the more usual D major.
  • (Posted 2012-07-22)  CPDL #26813:     
Editor: Jan Pallas (submitted 2012-07-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: With Frederic Hedge's translation.

General Information

Title: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Composer: Martin Luther
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Martin Luther

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1529
    2nd published: 1786 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 3, no. 250
    3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39
    4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 75
Opus: BWV 303

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ein feste Burg.