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Cantata BWV 106
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus)

Ref.

BWV 106

German Title

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

English Title

God’s Own Time Is The Very Best Of Times (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Funeral Service

Composed

Mühlhausen, 1707
1st performance: 1707-1708 (probably August 10, 1707 ?) - Mühlhausen

Text

Acts 17: 28 (Mvt. 2a); Psalm 90: 12 (Mvt. 2b); Isaiah 38: 1 (Mvt. 2c); Luke 23: 43 & Martin Luther (Mvt. 3b); Adam Reusner (Mvt. 4)

Text: German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-1 | Dutch-3 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-2 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-2 | Hebrew-3 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-5 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt | In dich hab' ich gehoffet, Herr | Mit Fried und Freud

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 violas da gamba, continuo
Mvt. 1: Sonatina | Mvt. 2a: Chorus | Mvt. 2b: Arioso [T] | M2c: Aria [B] | M2d: Chorus & Arioso [A, T, B / S] w/ Instrumental Chorale | M3a: Aria [A] | M3b: Arioso [A] & Chorale [B] | Mvt. 4: Chorus (Chorale)

Score Vocal & Piano [2.00 MB] | Score BGA [2.69 MB] | Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 [John Reese]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): [Bach Digital]
Capella: Complete [cap]
Reduced Instrumentation: Mvt. 4: Chorus (Chorale) [3:00]
Chorale Melody: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

References

BGA: XXIII | NBA: I/34 | BC: B 18 | Zwang: K 2 | First Published: BG, 1830 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

English: Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Koster | Mincham
BK [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | JdW [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Chazot [French] | Role [French | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 19, 2000; Week of January 9, 2005; Week of May 19, 2013; Week of February 28, 2016

Contents

Discography Part 1: Complete Recordings 1900-1949
Discography Part 2: Complete Recordings 1950-1959
Discography Part 3: Complete Recordings 1960-1969
Discography Part 4: Complete Recordings 1970-1979
Discography Part 5: Complete Recordings 1980-1989
Discography Part 6: Complete Recordings 1990-1999
Discography Part 7: Complete Recordings 2000-2009
Discography Part 8: Complete Recordings 2010-2019
Discography Part 9: Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1
Discussions - Part 2 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 3 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 4
Discussions - Part 5
Discussions - Part 6
Discussions - Part 7 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 8 (4th round)

Cantatas BWV 106, 118b, 198 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
“Actus Tragicus” - Cantatas BWV 4, 12, 106 & 196 - by Konrad Junghänel & Cantus Cölln
Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Cantatas on TV - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 2 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2000 - March 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Anandgyan (January 2010), Michael Cox
(November 2011), Uri Golomb (April 2005), Rolf Günther (October 2012, September 2013), Emiko Hall (Cleofide) (March 2003, June 2003, August 2004), Matthias Hansen (July 2006, August 2006, June 2009, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Bradley Lehman (March 2003), Claudia Meller (May 2003, June 2003), Daniel Michel (September 2004), Christian Moll (November 2009), Ed Myskowski (February 2006), Riccardo Nughes (April 2002), Russ Sackowitz (September 2008), Keiji Saito (July 2011), Jean-Louis Serre (March 2006), David Smythe (November 2007), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007)

Cantata BWV 106: Details
Recordings: Complete:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

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