Bach’s motets are essential pillars of the choral repertory, and the irresistibly joyful Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (‘Praise ye the Lord, all ye Gentiles’) is a wonderful introduction to them for choirs unfamiliar with the works of Bach. It features concise contrapuntal writing and a sophisticated harmonic language, yet the vocal lines are not excessively demanding. John Rutter’s edition includes helpful performance suggestions and background information.
Full scores and instrumental parts are available to hire at the OUP link below.
Orchestration: ob, ca, bsn, violin, viola 1, viola 2, cello/double bass(opt)