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The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works and many of his instrumental works. The BCW contains for most works: detailed discographies, discussions, texts and translations, scores, commentaries, references, music examples... Performers of Bach’s works: their biographies, Bach discographies... Poets & composers associated with Bach: their biographies, Bach connection... Other resources: the Lutheran church year, chorale texts & melodies, books and movies on Bach, concerts, Bach festivals, guide to Bach tour... The BCW is an international collective project.
The boxes below describe the main sections of the BCW, including recent additions/updates.
Album from Bach Cantata Pilgrimage Discographies of all Bach Cantatas and discussions of each work. Recent: Discographies: BWV 57 | BWV 49 | BWV 32 | BWV 82 | BWV 56 | Discussions: BWV 57 | BWV 206 | BWV 207 | BWV 215 | BWV 214
St Matthew Passion Discographies of Bach's other vocal works and discussions of them. Recent: Discographies: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Aria BWV 1127 | Little Magnificat BWV Anh 21 | Discussions: Mass in G major BWV 236
Goldberg Variations Discographies of Bach's works for solo keyboard, lute..., discussions, reviews. Recent: Discographies: Variations & Capriccios BWV 989-994 | Goldberg Variations BWV 988 | Solo Keyboard Concertos BWV 972-987 | Italian Concerto BWV 971
Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach's works & Bach-inspired works. Recent: Works: G. Faure | L.v. Beethoven | R.schumann | Discographies: F. Busoni: 2010-2019 | J. Rheinberger | J. Brahms
John Eliot Gardiner Bach discographies of performers of vocal works and discussions of them. Recent: Discographies: Walter Susskind | John Nelson | Rainer Kussmaul | Fiora Contino | Bernard Goodman
Glenn Gould Bach Discographies of performers of instrumental works and discussions of them. Recent: Discographies: Jeanne Demessieux | Péter Eötvös | Viktor Lukas | George Weldon | François Leleux | Katya Lazareva
OVPP Discussions of general topics relating to Bach & his music. Recent: Perfect Pitch | Brass in Bach's Vocal Works | Bach's Librettists | Bach's Life | Pronunciation
Gerorg Philipp Telemann Doubtful/spurious works; works of other composers performed by Bach, arranged by Bach, in Bach's library; Bach Family, Thomaskantors, Bach Pupils. Recent: Thomaskantors | Works of others performed by Bach
Bach & friends Filmography of Bach Movies and discussions of them: movies about Bach's life, documentaries about Bach & his works, movies with Bach's music in the soundtrack... Recent: The Cantor of St Thomas's
Martin Luther Explanation; Events and correponding Bach's works; LCY in the Lifetime of Bach; LCY 2000-2015; Readings from the Epistles/Gospels; Motets & Chorales for the LCY. Recent: Advent | Visitation |Annunciation |Purification
Scores (Sheet Music) of all Bach’s vocal works in both the first Bach edition (BGA) and Vocal & Piano edition as well as in Capella format...
Commentaries on Bach Cantatas & other vocal works, including links to commentaries in other websites. Recent: Revised French commentaries on Cantatas - Completed: [Role]
The important resources for the documentation of evidence on which musical scores of Bach’s works are based. Provenance pages of the scores/sets of parts upon which reproductions of modern performance materials are based.
used in Bach’s vocal works, including translations into English.
used in Bach’s vocal works. For each: the origin and history, instances in Bach’s works and settings by other composers.
50 places are associated with Bach. Each place: description and history, Bach connection, features of interest, photos, Maps... Recent: Köthen | Weimar | Stöntzsch
Bach Festivals & Cantata Series around the world. For each: location, dates, history & mission, posters... Recent: Cincinnati Bach Festival | Chamber Philharmonic Taipei: Cantata Project | Bachfest Ankara | CONCORA Bach Festival
World-wide schedule of concerts of Bach's vocal works, arranged by year/country. Major Bach events around the world: festivals, conferences...
Schedule of Concerts: 2014 | Recent: Major Bach Events 2014
Biography, photos and Bach discography of performers who have recorded Bach's vocal works, solo keyboard works and lute works (8,824). Recent: Jeroen Assink | Hayat Chaoui | Thil Dahlmann | Joep van Geffen | Simone Krampe
Biographies of poets & composers associated with Bach: hymn-writers, librettists, composers of chorale melodies, arrangers of Bach works, musicians from Bach Family, composers whose works Bach performed... (1,414) Recent: Gabriel Faure | Robert Schumann
Bach appears on numerous items, musical and non-musical alike: Bach-inspired art works and items with Bach image/name. Recent: Ohrdruf Bach Monument 2 | Ohrdruf Bach Monument 1 | Klankkleuren van Passie | Bach on Stamps
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Works for Discussion
The works are discussed in the BCML on a weekly basis.
Order of Discussion 2014
Mar 16: Cantata BWV 82
Mar 23: Cantata BWV 158
Mar 30: Organ obbligato in Bach Cantatas
Solo Cantatas for Soprano and Bass: Apr 6: Cantata BWV 32
Apr 13: Cantata BWV 49
Apr 20: Cantata BWV 57
Apr 27: Cantata BWV 58
May 4: Cantata BWV 59
May 11: Cantata BWV 152
May 18: General Topic: Chorale Cantata Cycle Overview and Thematic Sundays | Cantata BWV 20
May 25: Cantata BWV 2
Listen to the Week's Work
Cantata BWV 57 Selig ist der Mann
J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Cantata Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57 Johann Sebastian Bach. Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57
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Video of the Week
J. S. Bach - Cantata BWV 57 - Selig ist der Mann, der die Anfechtung erduldet (J. S. Bach-Stiftung) J.S. Bach, kantata "Selig ist der Mann" BWV 57


 

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Last update: April 23, 2014