Bach: Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120

Cantata for a Leipzig city council election

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Format: Vocal Score
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir
  • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work Languages: English, German
  • ISMN: 9790007164539
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 28
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The second movement of the cantata "Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille" BWV 120 became particularly well-known through its re-use in the Credo of the Mass in B Minor. The cantata is one of six surviving cantatas for inaugurations of the Leipzig Town Council from the pen of Johann Sebastian Bach. Although the autograph manuscript score can be dated to around 1742, it is not known precisely which town council inauguration the work was performed at.