Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
COMPOSER: Dietrich Buxtehude
PUBLISHER: Carus Verlag
PRODUCT TYPE: Choral Score
This setting of Luther’s hymn perfectly typifies the basic concept of a chorale cantata as Buxtehude probably envisaged it. The first two verses are set, line by line, in a four-part homophonic texture. The two violins add interludes to the chorale,and lead in a kind of ritornello to the next verse.