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Cantata BWV 109
Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben!

Ref.

BWV 109

German Title

Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben!

English Title

Believe, Lord, help my unbelief (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Cantata for the 21st Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Ephesians 6: 10-17; Gospel: John 4: 46-54
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 21st Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: October 17, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Mark 9: 24 (Mvt. 1); Lazarus Spengler (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: corno da caccia, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.01 MB] | Score BGA [2.84 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 112 (BWV 109: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt

References

BGA: XXIII | NBA: I/25 | BC: A 151 | Zwang: K 47 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch | HT [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 12, 2000; Week of November 13, 2005; Week of July 1, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 56
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 35

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

CD: Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
LP: Alto: Hildegard Laurich; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Hänssler

Feb 1971 (Mvts. 1-3); Feb 1981 (rest)

TT: 25:11 (CD) / 25:00 (LP)

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Feb 1971; Feb-Mar 1981. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany. LP recorded in 1971.
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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. 34 - BWV 109-111

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 109 [25:11 / 25:19]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Telefunken 6.35559
Teldec 242 603-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91760-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81176-2
Warner Classics 8573-81176-5

Jan 31, Feb 4, Mar 9+16, May 7, 1979

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 85:19
6-CD / TT: 368:50
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 67:48
CD / TT: 67:48

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 109 [21:41]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208

Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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4

Radio Broadcast

Peter Schreier

Anton Webern Choir / Orchestra from Dresden

Tenor: Christoph Genz, other details unknown

Radio Broadcast

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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 14 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 48, 89, 109, 148

 
 

Cantata BWV 109 [24:22]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk

BIS 1081

Feb 22-25, 2000

CD / TT: 66:04

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

Cantata BWV 109 [23:55]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel

Brilliant Classics 99377

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 11: Genova/Greenwich
For the 20th Sunday after Trinity
For the 21st Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 109 [25:11]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Paul Agnew

Soli Deo Gloria 168

Nov 11-12, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:05

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England.
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8

Open Rehearsal [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 109 []

William Cutter (Conductor); Matthew Guerrieri (Piano)

Boston Conservatory 2003 Summer Choral Institute Chorus

Vocal soloists: unknown

Boston Conservatory

Jul 26, 2003

CD / TT: 56 min

Recorded live at The Boston Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 109 by W. Cutter.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

9

J.S. Bach: Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben, BWV 109 [R-15]

 

Cantata BWV 109 [26 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Bettina Denner-Brückner; Tenor: Martin Petzold

MDR Figaro

Oct 16, 2005

MC / TT: 26 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Oct 16, 2005.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2751.
Source: SLUB Dresden

10

Ave Maria, K. 554 (1788) [C-8] [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 109 []

William Cutter, Miguel Felipe (Conductors)

Boston Conservatory Chorale; Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus / Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Student vocal soloists: Allison Provaire, Leah Sapko, Julianne Park, Margaret Batista, Allison Rozsa Evans, Ariana Valdes, Courtney Cintron, Brenna Casy, Ian Olsen

Boston Conservatory

Oct 28, 2006

2-CD, DVD / TT:

Recorded live at The Boston Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 109 by W. Cutter.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

11

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 109 „Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben“ [C-40]

 

Cantata BWV 109 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Alto: Ruth Sandhoff; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold

Gallus Media

Oct 22, 2010

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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12

Bach en Vallekas [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 109 [23:10]

Alberto Martínez Molina (Harpsichord & Director)

Hippocampus

Soprano: Raquel Andueza; Alto: Jordi Domènech; Tenor: Juan Sancho; Baritone: Enrique Sánchez-Ramos
Bárbara Sela (Bassoon); Xavier Blanch (Oboe, Oboe d'amore); Josep Domènech (Oboe); Anneke Scott, Rafael Mira (Natural Trumpet); Patricia Mora (Organ)
Orchestra: Kerstin Linder-Dewan (Violín, Leader); Sarah Moffatt, Izana Soria, Isaac Martínez Pulet, Oleksandr Sora, Gabriel Sánchez (Violins); David Quiggle, Elena Borderías (Violas); Ruth Verona (Violoncello); Patxi Montero (Violone)

Arsis Pendrive GPD-5247

Mar 21, 2011

Pendrive USB / TT: 71:29

Recorded & filmed live at Iglesia de San Pedro ad Vincula de la Villa de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain. Edited by PenDrive GPD for Arsis. Realized for BOST Espacio Creativo (Pablo Martín Caminero).
Watch on YouTube: Trailer Bach en Vallekas - Hippocampus - GPD Arsis 5247 ]3:23] | Juan Sancho - Hippocampus - Bach en Vallekas - Aria "Wie zweifelhaftig ist mein Hoffen" - BWV 109.3 [6:10]
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13

J.S. Bach: Ich elender Mensch - Leipzig Cantatas [C-23]

 

Cantata BWV 109 [22:11]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs

PHI LPH-012
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Jan 31-Feb 2, 2013

CD / TT: 68:30
MP3 / TT: 67:47

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - February 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (September 2005), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Claude Role (February 2014)

Cantata BWV 109: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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