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Cantata BWV 107
Was willst du dich betrüben


Ref.:

BWV 107

German Title

Was willst du dich betrüben

English Title

Why are you distressed (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 7th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Romans 6: 19-23; Gospel: Mark 8: 1-9
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 7th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: July 23, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Heermann

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Was willst du dich betrüben

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: corno da caccia, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorale | Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [B] | Mvt. 4: Aria [T] | Mvt. 5: Aria [S] | Mvt. 6: Aria [T] | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.49 MB] | Score BGA [2.00 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Thomana 107 (BWV 107: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Reduced Instrumentation: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:00] | Mvt. 7: Chorus (Chorale) [2:30]
Chorale Melody: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen

References

BGA: XXIII | NBA: I/18 | BC: A 109 | Zwang: K 80 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 29, 2001; Week of July 9, 2006; Week of August 14, 2011; Week of July 13, 2014


Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 23 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: 00-84298 [R-13]

 

Cantata BWV 107 [22:40]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor, Members of Eppendorfer Knabenchor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Irmgard Jacobeit; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Werner Joachim
Helmut Stirnagel (Flute); Claus Holle (Flute); Johannes Schloemer (Oboe d'amore); Wilhelm Schaper (Oboe d'amore)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ulrich (Basso continuo)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Jun 23-25, 1955

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.


2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 27 - BWV 107-110
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 6 - BWV 100-117
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 33 - BWV 106-108

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [18:40 / 18:31]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Marcus Klein (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Don Smithers (Slide Trumpet); Frans Brüggen, Walter van Hauwe (Recorders); Ku Ebbinge, Bruce Haynes (Oboes d’amore); Marie Leonhardt, Lucy van Dael, Alda Stuurop, Ruth Hesseling [Mvt. 3], Janneke van der Meer, Antoinette van der Hombergh (Violins); Staas Swierstra, Ruth Hesseling, Wiel Peeters [Mvt. 3] (Violas); Anner Bylsma, Richte van der Meer (Violoncellos); Anthony Woodrow (Violone); Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen [Mvts. 1,3,7] (Organ)

Telefunken 6.35559
Teldec 242 603-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91760-2
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Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81177-2
Warner Classics 8573-81177-5

Nov 8+11, 1978; Jan 5-7, 1980

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 85:19
6-CD / TT: 368:50
MP3 / TT: 367:55
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 55:18
CD / TT: 55:18

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 107: Complete Cantata [18:32] | Complete Cantata [18:31] | Cantatas BWV 106, BWV 107, BWV 108 [55:16]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
15-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de



3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 43 (Cantatas BWV 54, 186, 107)
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 34 (Cantatas BWV 106-108)

 

Cantata BWV 107 [17:02]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: John Bröcheler
Hans Wolf (Horn); Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Sibylle Keller-Sanwald (Flute); Klaus Kärchner (Oboe d'amore); Hedda Rothweiler (Oboe d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Wilhelm Melcher (Violin); Martin Ostertag (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.805
Hänssler 92.034
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Feb, Oct 1979

CD / TT: 63:10
CD / TT: 55:19
MP3 / TT: 55:13

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 106, BWV 107, BWV 108 [55:17]
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Music Download: ClassicsOnline


4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas (BWV 39, 93, 107) [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 107 [18:05]

Philippe Herreweghe

Chorus & Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Agnès Mellon; Tenor: Howard Crook, Bass: Peter Kooy

Virgin Classics VC7-59320-2

Oct 1991

CD / TT: 61:10

Recorded at Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, Belgium.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 107: Complete Cantata [17:57]
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [18:16]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Roomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz (Violins); Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken (Violas); Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt (Violoncellos); Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam (Double-bass); Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Christin Linde, Vincent van Ballegooin, Eduard Wesley, Fernando Souza, Nico de Gier (Oboes); Trudy va der Wulp (Bassoons); Kate Clark, Marion Moonen, Doretthe Janssens, Brian Berryman (Transverse Flutes); Susan Williams (Natural Trumpet); Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp (Organ)

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands. Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 46, BWV 107, BWV 179 [51:20]
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [16:58]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Jonathan Manson (Cello); Wilbert Hazelzet (Transverse Flute); Margaret Faultless (Violin)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Francine van der Heijden, Els Bongers, Henriette Feith, Caroline Stam; Altos: Stephen Carter, Annemieke Cantor, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Joost van der Linden, Malcolm Bennett, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Otto Bouwknegt; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Margaret Faultless, Elena Borderias, Marc Cooper, Kati Debrezeni, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich (Violins); Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Robbie Jacobs (Cellos); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass); Wilbert Hazelzet, Marion Moonen (Transverse Flutes); Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Anna Starr (Oboes d'amore); Andrew Clark, Gavin Edwards (Horns); Margreet Bongers (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord) [recitatives & arias]; Jan Kleinbussink (Organ) [choir]; Mike Fentross (Lute)

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211
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Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13
3-CD / TT: 201:13
MP3 / TT: 200:36

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer & editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 107: Mvt. 3: Aria [B] [2:53]
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Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | ClassicsOnline


7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4: Ansbach/Haddinton
For the 6th Sunday after Trinity
For the 7th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [16:43]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg; Bass: Stephan Loges
MC: Sopranos: Katharine Fuge, Susan Hamilton, Lucinda Houghton, Angela Kazimierczuk, Charlotte Mobbs, Gillian Ross, Suzanne Flowers; Altos: James Burton, Carol Hall, William Missin, Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenors: John Bowley, Andrew Carwood, Robert Murray, Iain Rhodes; Basses: Geoffrey Davidson, Robert Macdonald, Simon Oberst, John Smyth
EBS: Maya Homburger, Nicolette Moonen, Peter Lissauer, Rebecca Livermore, Henriette Wayne (Violin I); Roy Mowatt, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Matthew Truscott, Ellen O'Dell (Violin II); Katherine McGillivary, Jane Rogers, Lis Cochrane (Violas); David Watkin, Lynden Cranham (Cellos); Barry Guy (Double-bass); Neil McLaren, Brinley Yare (Flutes); Katherina Arfken, James Eastaway, Catherine Latham (Oboes); Alastair Mitchell (Bassoon); Neil Brough (Corno da tirasi); Ian Watson (Organ); Malcolm Proud (Harpsichord)

Soli Deo Gloria 156
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CD-1: Jul 30, 2000
CD-2: Aug 5-6, 2000

2-CD / TT: 120:40
MP3 / TT: :33

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Mary's, Haddington, Scotland. Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Thijs Hoeksra (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Roger de Schot.
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Music Download: ClassicsOnline


8

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [17:26]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Matthew White, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Michio Shimada, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Kazuhiko Ono, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra [Natsumi Wakamatsu, leader]; Corno da caccia: Toshio Shimada; Transverse Flute I: Liliko Maeda; Transverse Flute II: Kanae Kikuchi; Oboe d’amore I: Masamitsu San’nomiya; Oboe d’amore II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu, Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoya Otsuka; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS 1331
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May 31-Jun 4, 2002

CD / TT: 75:43
MP3 / TT: 75:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Balance Engineer: Dirk Lüdemann; Producer: Thore Brinkmam; Digiul Editing: Fabim Frank.
See: Cantatas Vol. 23 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 107: Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:51]
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9

Sufi/Bach: Orient meets Occident [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [15:53]

Howard Griffiths

(OVPP - No Choir) / Die Freitagsakademie Bern (on Period instruments)
Burhan Öcal Sufi Ensemble

Soprano: Eva Oltiványi; Alto: Roswitha Müller; Tenor: Simon Witzig [Ensemble]; Tenor: Jan-Martin Mächler [Solos]; Bass: René Perler [Ensemble]; Bass: Marcus Niedermeyr [Solos]; Stephen Smith (Chamber Organ)

Guild Records GMCD-7333

Jul 3-4, 2008

CD / TT: 59:08

Recorded at Kirche St. Peter Zürich, Switzerland.
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10

Abschlusskonzert der Reihe "Johann Sebastian Bach und seine Städte" vom MDR Musiksommer 2009 zum 259. Todestag von Johann Sebastian Bach [R-22]

 

Cantata BWV 107 []

Georg Christoph Biller

Leipziger Vocalensemble / La Stravaganza Köln.

Soprano: Ulrike Fulde; Tenor: Nico Eckert, Baritone: Markus Krause; Georg Christoph Biller (Organ)

MDR Figaro

Jul 28, 2009

2-CD / TT: 86 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jul 28, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 20873.
Source: SLUB Dresden


11

J.S. Bach: Kantatáest [C-25]
J.S. Bach: Kantate, Was willst du dich betrüben BWV 107; Kantate, Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit BWV 111
[C-25]

 

Cantata BWV 107 [20:00]

Salamon Kamp

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

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Katalin Gémes; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: Gyula Orendt; Borbála Dobozy (Harpsichord); Péter Mekis (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 13, 2010

TV Broadcast / TT: 39:08
MP3 / TT:

Recorded live during 21st Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 107: Complete Cantata [20:00]
Listen with score on on YouTube: Part 1 [10:57] | Part 2 [8:40]
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]


12

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 107 "Was willst du dich betrüben" [D-56]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VI - Das Bach-Jahr 2012
Bachkantaten N°8 (BWV 7, 18, 107)

 
 

Cantata BWV 107 [16:28]

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Ernst Pöppel

Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Julia Doyle; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich
Choir: Sopranos: Susanne Frei, Guro Hjemli, Noëmi Tran-Rediger, Olivia Fündeling; Altos: Jan Börner, Francisca Näf, Damaris Nussbaumer, Simon Savoy; Tenors: Raphael Höhn, Nicolas Savoy, Walter Siegel; Basses: Oliver Rudin, Philippe Rayot, William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Dorothee Mühleisen, Monika Baer, Christine Baumann, Eveleen Olsen, Ildiko Sajgo; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof; Violoncello: Maya Amrein, Claire Pottinger; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Flauto traverso: Claire Genewein, Renate Sudhaus; Oboe d'amore: Katharina Arfken, Dominik Melicharek; Cornett: Frithjof Smith; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger; Harpsichord: Nicola Cumer

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen A974
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen B106
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Mar 16, 2012

DVD / TT:
10-DVD / TT:
CD / TT: 50:18
MP3 / TT: 50:09

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, the reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Buy this album at:
DVD (2013): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
10-DVD (2013): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
CD (2013): J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de || Amazon.com || ArkivMusic
Music Download (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

 

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2001 - August 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (March 2014), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Piotr Jaworski (December 2003)

Cantata BWV 107: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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