Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 437 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-18)  CPDL #75480:         
Editor: John Christensen (submitted 2023-09-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 194 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB; choral from the Clavier-Übung III / German Organ Mass.
  • (Posted 2020-11-08)  CPDL #61249:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-11-08).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, 1785, no. 133. All three stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 437
Larger work: Chorals of the German Organ Mass (Clavier Übung III)
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Martin Luther

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 88. 88. 88. 88. 88

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1524 in Wittenberg
    2nd published: 1785 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 2, no. 133
    3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39
    4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 382
Opus: BWV 437
Description: The tune derives from a 14th century melody. The chorale text by Martin Luther is based on the Apostles' Creed. For a version in Latin, see Credo in unum Deum, BWV 437.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Wir glauben all an einen Gott.