Cantata No.117

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.117

BWV117 • “Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut”

About this work...

This cantata dates to Bach's years in Leipzig, where he lived from 1723 until his death in 1750. It is unusual in two respects: it is one of the few cantatas in which the composer set a complete hymn text, and it is one of a handful that was apparently written for no specific liturgical occasion. That said, it was almo...