Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

Johann Sebastian Bach

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr


About this work

Bach is credited with at least ten settings of the chorale "Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'," including BWV 662-664, 675-677, 711, and 715-717. BWV 716 may not be by Bach, but it has not yet been definitively attributed to anyone else. Despite its brevity (about two minutes), this is a well-fleshed-out multi-voice fugue on the chorale tune, more elaborate than its catalog neighbors BWV 715 (a simple harmonization) and BWV 717 (setting the tune against a two-part fugue). It is less grave than its immediate predecessor, but more stately than its successor.