BWV 191 Gloria in excelsis Deo

First Day of Christmas.

1. Lk. 2:14 (beginning of the Gloria of the Mass; 2 and 3. the shorter Doxology.

After 1740; Parody: ← Mass in B Minor, BWV 232/4, 7, 11.

BG 41; NBA I/2.

First Part(1)

1. Chorus (S, A, T, B)

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

Second Part

2. Aria (S, T)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

3. Chorus (S, A, T, B)

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

1. This translation is from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

Copyright  Z. Philip Ambrose

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