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Cantata BWV 10
Meine Seel erhebt den Herren

Ref.

BWV 10

German Title

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren

English Title

My soul doth magnify the Lord (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the Feast of Visitation of Mary
Readings: Epistle: Isaiah 11: 1-5; Gospel: Luke 1: 39-56
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Visitation of Mary

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: July 2, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1740-1747 - Leipzig

Text

Luke 1: 46-48 (Mvt. 1); Luke 1: 54 (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvts. 2-4, 6-7)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-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-2 | Italian-4 | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Duet w/ Instrumental Chorale | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.71 MB] | Score BGA [2.68 MB]
Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 7 [John Reese]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 7 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren [The German Magnificat]

References

BGA: I | NBA: I/28.2 | BC: A 175 | Zwang: K 78 | First Published: BG, 1851 | Autograph score (facsimile): Library of Congress, Washington (New York, 1985) | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 30, 2002; Week of June 25, 2006; Week of December 16, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 23 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Article: Using Composition Theory to Analyze a Work by J.S. Bach [by John Reese]

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 10, BWV 47; Sanctus BWV 241 [C-2]

Paul Steinitz

London Bach Society / English Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Sally Le Sage; Alto: Shirley Minty; Tenor: Nigel Rogers; Bass: Neil Howlett

Oryx / Da Camera Magna
Lyrichord

1965

TT: 23:57

 

2

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 1
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 1, Cantata No. 10
[L-1]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 10 [22:37]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen; Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Barry McDaniel

Erato STE-50284
Musical Heritage Society MHS-772
Erato 2584-61402-2

1965

LP / TT: 48:26
LP / TT: 48:26
10-CD / TT: 722:00

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

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 10, Magnificat BWV 243
J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio; Cantata BWV 10 [C-2]

Karl Münchinger

Wiener Akademiechor (Chorus Master: Xaver Meyer) / Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Sopranos: Elly Ameling; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Werner Krenn; Bass: Marius Rintzler

Decca

May 1968

TT: 21:39

Recorded at Schloss Ludwigsburg.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 3 - BWV 9-11
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. 4 - BWV 10-12

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 10 [20:00 / 21:53]

Gustav Leonhardt

King's College Choir Cambridge (ChorusMaster: David Willcocks) / Leonhardt-Consort

Soprano: Soloist of the Regensburger Domspatzen (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35029
Teldec 8.35029 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81014-2
Warner Classics 8573-81014-5

Dec 8-15, 1971

2-LP / TT: 74 min
2-CD / TT: 75:34
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 70:05
CD / TT: 70:05

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Kurt Moll

Archiv Produktion

Feb, May 1974; Jan 1975

TT: 20:08

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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6

Bach: Kantate BWV 10, Magnificat BWV 243 [L-6]
Bach Kantaten: Magnificat BWV 243, BWV 10
[C-1]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas I

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 10 [21:35 / 21:35]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Mitsuko Shirai; Alto: Doris Soffel; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute I); Heinz Maier (Flute II); Günter Heidrich (Oboe d’amore)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827331
Berlin Classics 0091642BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018242BC

Nov-Dec 1978

LP / TT: 51:10
CD / TT: 51:12
MP3 / TT: 51:05
CD / TT: 51:12

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Claus Strüben. Recording Enginneer: Hartmur Kölbach, Horst-Dieter Käppler. Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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7

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 17
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 4

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Margit Neubauer; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb 1979

TT: 21:30

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 10 - Magnificat BWV 243 [C-3]

Cantata BWV 10 []

Michael Gielen

Anton-Webern-Chor (Chorus Master: Hans-Michael Beuerle) / SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden

Soprano: Christiane Oelze; Alto: Cornelia Kallisch; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Anton Scharinger

SWF / Intercord LC-01109

1991

CD / TT:

 

9

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 11

 

Cantata BWV 10 [17:23]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-80215-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211

Oct 1999

3-CD / TT: 191:36

1st recording of Cantata BWV 10 by T. Koopman. Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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10

J.S. Bach: Magnificat BWV in E flat major 243a - Cantata BWV 10 [C-1]

Roland Büchner

Regensburger Domspatzen / Musica Florea Prague

Soprano: Susanne Rydén; Counter-tenor: Drew Minter; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Baritone: Peter Harvey

Pure Classics - Glissando

Jun 2000

TT: 18:29

Recorded at Kirche zu St. Emmeram, Regensburg, Germany.
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11

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 10 [19:15]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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12

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2: Paris/Zürich
For the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 10 [18:22]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 165

Jul 2-3, 2000

2-CD / TT: 146:54

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, France.
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13

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták III [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 10 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Weiner-Szász Chamber Symphony (Weiner-Szász Kamaraszimfónikusok)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay; Gábor Trajtler (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 10, 2001

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 12th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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14

Bach - Kuhnau: Magnificat [O-6]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Sopranos: Deborah York, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Euroarts / Naxos

2001 ?

DVD / TT:

Performed at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 10 by T. Koopman.
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15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 23 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 10, 93, 107, 178

 
 

Cantata BWV 10 [18:39]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Matthew White; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1331

May 31 - Jun 4, 2002

CD / TT: 75:43

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 23 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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16

J.S. Bach: Meine Seel erhebt den Herrn - J. Hadyn: Nelson-Messe [C-1]

Cantata BWV 10 [20:53]

Berthold Botzet

Aachener Domchor / Konzert Royal Köln

Soprano: Marlies Buchmann; Alto: Beate Koepp; Tenor: Markus Schneider-Francke; Bass: Katsunori Kono

Aachener Domchor

May 1, 2002

CD / TT: 62:09

Recorded live at the Hohen Dom in Aachen at the Rheinisches Muskifest.

17

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 7: "O Ewigkeit du Donnerwort" - Cantatas BWV 20 · 2 · 10

 

Cantata BWV 10 [19:52]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

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

Accent 25307

Jul 2007

SACD / TT: 64:38

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to Contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, September 2006, June 2013), Frits Herbold (March 2012), Piotr Jaworski (December 2003), Thomas Shepherd (May 2002, April 2005), Nagamiya Tutomu (March 2001)

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