Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank ye all our God), BWV 192,[a], is a "church cantata composed by "Johann Sebastian Bach in "Leipzig in 1730. It is an incomplete cantata, and its three extant movements present it as a "chorale cantata using unmodified stanzas of "Martin Rinckart's "Nun danket alle Gott" ("Now Thank We All Our God), written c.1636. As its liturgical function is unknown it is however not always seen as included in "Bach's chorale cantata cycle.
Nun danket alle Gott is a "chorale cantata using unmodified text of Martin Rinckart's "Nun danket alle Gott". It was likely first performed in late 1730, but its exact date and occasion are unknown. It may have been written for a wedding. It is not always seen as included in "Bach's chorale cantata cycle. The original score is no longer extant. The tenor part was lost and was reconstructed by scholar "Gunther Raphael.
The work has three movements:
The cantata begins with a "chorale fantasia. Unusually, the "ritornello is followed not by the chorale melody, but by a four-part dialogue. The first chorale phrase appears in the soprano voice over imitative "counterpoint in the lower voices and "staccato chords in the accompaniment.
The work ends with another chorale fantasia with a "rollicking "gigue melody". It is in ritornello form, with the soprano carrying the chorale melody. As in the first movement, the lower voices sing imitative lines.