Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit, BWV 668 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Editor: Patrick Dunnevant (submitted 2019-09-29). Score information: Letter, 15 pages, 972 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This edition was transcribed from the 1751 C.P.E. Bach edition of The Art of Fugue and adapted for SATB ensemble. This version contains editorial dynamics and expressive markings.
First published: 1751 in Die Kunst der Fuge
2nd published: 1878 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25.2
Opus: BWV 668
Description: This is a choral setting of BWV 668, often referred to as Bach's "Deathbed Chorale". Published in 1751 at the end of the Art of Fugue, this four-part chorale is likely the last piece of music that Bach ever wrote. This verson for SATB chorus features the text that Bach used as his title: "Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit."
Original text and translations
Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit,
Before your throne I now appear,