Gelobet sei der Herr / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott - BWV 129, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a chorale cantata performed on Trinity Sunday 8 June 1727 in Leipzig. Rediscovery of the printed libretto of the cantata in the first decade of the 21st century led to a re-appraisal of prior assumptions regarding the early performance chronology of a few cantatas, including this one.
The text of the cantata is a general praise of the Trinity, without a reference to a specific gospel reading. Addressing God the Creator, the Saviour and the Comforter. The cantata is festively scored and ends in a chorale fantasia, like the Christmas Oratorio.