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Cantata BWV 1
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Ref.

BWV 1

German Title

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

English Title

How beautifully gleams the morning star (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Choral Cantata for the Feast of Annunciation of Mary
Readings: Epistle: Isaiah 7: 10-16; Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Annunciation of Mary

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: March 25, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Philipp Nicolai (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Arabic-1 | Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-2 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 horns, 2 oboes da caccia, 2 concertante violins, 2 ripieno violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria: | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.01 MB] | Score BGA [4.49 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver 2 | Mvt. 6 ver 3 [cap]
Finale: PDF Score | Mus Format [Explantion]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score

References

BGA: I | NBA: I/28.2 | BC: A 173 | Zwang: K 114 | First Published: BG, 1851 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Ellis | EvH [Dutch] | JPdL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 25, 2001; Week of March 25, 2007; Week of December 2, 2012

Contents

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Arias - by Marek Štryncl & Musica Florea with Magdalena Kožená

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern Kantate BWV 1
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 1, BWV 19
[C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 1 & BWV 4 [D-5]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat - Cantata BWV 1

 

Cantata BWV 1 [25:09]

Fritz Lehmann

Berliner Motettenchor / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Hermann Schey

Archiv Produktion 2437
Decca
Archiv Produktion
DGG Resonance

Jun 10, 1952

78 rpm
LP / TT:
LP / TT: 50:32
CD / TT:

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
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2

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 1
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 1, Cantata No. 10
[L-1]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 

Cantata BWV 1 [25:49]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Barry McDaniel

Erato STE-50284
Musical Heritage Society MHS-772
Erato 2584-61401-2

1965

LP / TT: 48:26
LP / TT: 48:26
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded at Concert Hall, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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3

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

Cantata BWV 1 [23:15]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Jul 1968

5-CD / TT:

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 1 - BWV 1-4
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-3

 

Cantata BWV 1 [25:12 / 25:32]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35027
Teldec 8.35027 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81012-2
Warner Classics 8573-81012-5

Dec 1970; Mar-Apr 1971

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 88:32
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 68:27
CD / TT: 68:27

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 16
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 1

Cantata BWV 1 [22:55]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Inga Nielsen; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler 98.867
Hänssler

Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 58:10
CD / TT: 65:56

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

Bach: Kantaten BWV 140, BWV 1 [L-13]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 172, BWV 68, BWV 1
[C-2]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas II
Bach: Weihnachtskantaten BWV 1, BWV 61, BWV 40 [C-17]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 1 [21:33 / 21:33]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Ludwig Güttler (Corno da caccia I); Heinz Stiefel (Corno da caccia II); Axel Schmidt (Oboe da caccia I); Gerhard Flade (Oboe da caccia II); Gunar Kaltofen (Violin Concertante I); Roald Reinecke (Violin Concertante II)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Reiner Hucke (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827675
Berlin Classics 0021502BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018252BC
Corona Classic Collection 0001402CCC

February 10, 12-13, 1981 & Feb 23-24, 1982 & Feb 11-12, 1983

LP / TT: 49:45
CD / TT: 59:58
MP3 / TT: 59:46
CD / TT: 59:58
CD / TT: 53:42

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter. Recording Enginneer: Horst-Dieter Käppler. Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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7

Bachkantaten nach fer “Unnaer Liedern” von Philipp Nicolai [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 1 []

Martin Weimann

Philipp-Nicolai-Kantorei Unna / Märkisches Kammerorchester

Soprano: Isabel Lippitz; Tenor: Thomas Schulze, Bass: Gerhard Faulstich

Philipp-Nicolai-Kantorei Unna

Jun 28, 1981

LP / TT

Recorded live at Evangelische Stadtkirche Unna, near Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

8

Brattleboro Music center presents: Marlboro Music Festival rehearsal, 1993-07-22 [F-1993]

 

Cantata BWV 1 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Martha Elliott; Tenor: Patrick Romano; Baritone: André Solomon-Glover
Eric Olson (English Horn); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Joseph Carver (Double bass); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 23, 1993

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There are also MC’s of the rehearsal from July 22, 1993.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

9

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták I [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 1 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay

Lutherania

Jun 8, 1997

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 8th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 21: Cambridge/Walpole St Peter
For Quinquagesima Sunday (Estomihi)
For Annunciation / Palm Sunday / Oculi

 
 

Cantata BWV 1 [21:25]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Malin Hartelius; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 118

Mar 26, 2000

2-CD / TT: 135:04

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Walpole St Peter, Norfolk, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21
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11

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

Cantata BWV 1 [23:08]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99377

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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12

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 13
J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 2)

 
 

Cantata BWV 1 [22:06]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72213
Antoine Marchand CC-72281

Nov 25-Dec 2, 2000

3-CD / TT: 184:24
CD / TT: 65:56

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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13

J.S. Bach Cantata Series [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 1 [22:19]

Vance George

Indiana University Singers / Indiana University Symphony Orchestra

?

Indiana University School of Music

2000

MC / TT:

Recorded at Indiana University, School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

14

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 1

Cantata BWV 1 [24:44] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Tenor: Eiichi Taira; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 01

May 10, 2003

CD / TT: 66:00

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

15

J.S. Bach: Drei Kantaten zu Marienfesten [C-1]

Cantata BWV 1 [23:41]

Ryuichi Higuchi

Chorus & Orchestra of the Bach Akademie Meiji Gakuin Tokyo

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Tenor: Jiro Takano; Bass: Takehiko Maiya

Bach Akademie Meiji Gakuin

Oct 2003

CD / TT: 77:37

Recorded live.

16

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 34 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1725) - BWV 1, 126, 127

 
 

Cantata BWV 1 [22:23]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1551

Jun 2005

SACD / TT: 59:51

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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17

Bach: Cantates Marie de Nazareth
Intégrale des cantates sacrées
Vol. 3

 

Cantata BWV 1 [21:58]

Eric J. Milnes (conductor from the positive organ)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Counter-tenor: Matthew White; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

ATMA Classique SACD2-2402

Jun 18-21, 2006

SACD / TT: 70:59

Recorded at Montreal Baroque Festival, Église Saint-Augustin, Saint-Augustin de Mirabel, Québec, Canada.
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18

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 6 (Sexagesima and Estomihi Sundays): "Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern" - Cantatas BWV 18 · 23 · 1

 

Cantata BWV 1 [22:14]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25306

Mar 2007

SACD / TT: 55:50

Recorded at Auditorium C. Pollini, Padova, Italy.
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19

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 9: Marienfeste · Marian Feasts - Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 1, 125, 147

 

Cantata BWV 1 [24:20]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Paul Bernewitz (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Rondeau Production ROP-4039
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Mar 19-20, 2010

CD / TT: 81:06
MP3 / TT: 81:06

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomasskirch, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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20

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 1 „Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern“[C-34]
Bachkantaten N°3 (BWV 132, 35, 1)

 
 

Cantata BWV 1 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Eva Oltiványi; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Manuel Walser

Gallus Media
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
=

Mar 26, 2010

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 64:52

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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21

Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - Cantata BWV 1, 48, 78 & 140 [C-5]

 
 

Cantata BWV 1 [21:17]

Karl-Friedrich Beringer

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Deutsche Kammer-Virtuosen Berlin

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Tenor: Markus Schäfer; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Sony Music 87254-09732

Oct 5-7, 2011

CD / TT: 79:41

Recorded at Hans-Thamm-Saal, Windsbach, Bavaria, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2001 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (February-March, 2012), Peter Bright (February 2007), Dan Dews (February 2013), Rolf Günther (June 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Christian Moll (May 2010), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2013), Nagamiya Tutomu (December 2005)

Cantata BWV 1: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

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