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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 94 | BWV 178 | BWV 107 | BWV 9 | BWV 93 | Discussions: BWV 59 | BWV 57 | BWV 206 | BWV 207 | BWV 215
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: Mark Bangert | Rudolf Lutz | Ton Koopman | Angela Yeung | Richard Egarr
Glenn Gould Bach Discographies of performers of instrumental works and discussions of them. Recent: Discographies: Jorge Mester | Inon Barnatan | Christopher Seaman | Simone Dinnerstein | Vadym Kholodenko | Robert Spano
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: Bach's Pupils | Thomaskantors
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 corresponding 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: | Nederlandse Bachvereniging: All of Bach Bach in the Subways Day | Idaho Bach Festival | UMD: Bach Cantata Series
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 (8,887). Recent: Ronald Threels | Klaartje van Veldhoven | Diederik Rooker | Hilde Van Ruymbeke | Saskia Kruysse
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
Jun 22: Cantata BWV 177
Jun 29: Cantata BWV 93
Jul 6: Cantata BWV 9
Jul 13: Cantata BWV 107
Jul 20: Cantata BWV 178
Jul 27: Cantata BWV 94
Aug 3: Cantata BWV 101
Aug 10: Cantata BWV 113
Aug 17: General Topic: Allegorical Links in the Trinity Season Chorale Cantatas | Cantata BWV 137
Aug 24: Cantata BWV 33
Aug 31: Cantata BWV 78
Listen to the Week's Work
Cantata BWV 94 Was frag ich nach der Welt
Bach - Cantate BWV 94 - Was frag ich nach der Welt J. S. Bach:  Was frag ich nach der Welt (BWV 94) (Koopman)
More Audio/Video recordings
Video of the Week
Matthias Manasi conducts J. S. Bach - Cantata BWV 178 / 1. Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns h?lt Matthias Manasi conducts J. S. Bach - Cantata BWV 2, Tilg, o Gott, die Lehren


 

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Last update: July 27, 2014