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Cantata BWV 110
Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

Ref.

BWV 110

German Title

Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

English Title

Let our mouth be full of laughter (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Cantata for Christmas Day
Readings: Epistle: Titus 2: 11-14 / Isaiah 9: 2-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: December 25, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1728-1731 - Leipzig

Text

After Psalm 126: 2-3 (Mvt. 1); Jeremiah 10: 6 (Mvt. 3); Luke 2: 14 (Mvt. ); Kaspar Füger (Mvt. 7); Georg Christian Lehms (Mvts. 2, 4, 6) [according to W. Murray Young: Christian Weiss, Sr., Picander and J.S. Bach are also suggested]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wir Christenleut habn jetzund Freud

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, to transverse flutes, 3 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Duet | Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.54 MB] | Score BGA [4.21 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 153 (BWV 110: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 92 (BWV 110: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wir Christenleut habn jetzund Freud

References

BGA: XXIII | NBA: I/2 | BC: A 10 | Zwang: K 132 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (Leipzig, 1990)

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Mincham | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 13, 1999; Week of August 5, 2007; Week of February 22, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
Cantatas Vol. 43 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 21, 110 (Ramin Edition Vol. 1) [RE-1]

Cantata BWV 110 [28:10]
Introduction to Cantata BWV 110 by Günther Ramin [2:08]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Gertrud Birmele; Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Friedrich Härtel
Organ: Diethard Hellmann [Mvt. 1, 3, 6-7], Ekkehard Tietze [Mvt. 5]; Harpsichord: Karl Richter [Mvts. 2, 4]

Fidelio

c1947 [Intro], Dec 20, 1947 [Mvts. 1, 3, 6-7], Dec 8, 1950 [1Mvts. 2, 4-5]

CD / TT: 79:04

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
1st release of previosly unrekeased material (Oct 2008).
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2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 110, BWV 17 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Bach-Kantaten-Zyklus - zu den Festen der Christenheit
[B-1]

Cantata BWV 110 [26:16]

Hans Thamm

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

Soprano: Herrad Wehrung; Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate
Bayer
Parnass 74033

May 1961

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 44:39
5-LP / TT:

Recorded in Münster zu Heilsbronn/Mittelfranken, Germany.

3

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 110, Cantata No. 8 [L-12]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 

Cantata BWV 110 [26:55]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Erich Wenk

Erato LDE-3206 (Mono)
Erato STE-50086 (Stereo)
Musical Heritage Society MHS-561
Erato 2584-61401-2

1961

LP / TT: 48:23
LP / TT: 48:23
LP / TT: 48:23
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantate pour le premier jour/Noel [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 110 []

Justus von Websky

Chœur Bach de Paris et Orchestre (Orch. Chambre Justus v. Websky)

Vocal soloists: unknown

Disque Charlin AMS-111

Late 1960’s

LP / TT:

 

5

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 110 & Magnificat BWV 243 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 110 []

Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

Tölzer Knabenchor / Collegium Aureum (using original instruments)

Peter Hinterreiter (Soloist from the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Andreas Stein (Soloist from Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

BASF /Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

1972

LP / TT:

Recorded at Pfarrkirche Lenggries, Germany.

6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 62
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 35

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Kathrin Graf; Alto: Helrun Gardow; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Jan-Feb 1974

TT: 26:33

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Jan, Feb, May 1975. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 110 by H. Rilling.
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7

Vocal and Orchestral Music of Bach and Mozart, July 28, 1974 [EO-2]

 

Cantata BWV 110 []

Helmuth Rilling

Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Soprano: Gloria Cutsforth; Contralto: Alyce Rogers; Tenor: Michael Sells; Bass: Neil Wilson

University of Oregon, School of Music

Jul 28, 1974

2 reels. 7 in. / TT:

Presented as part of the University of Oregon School of Music, Summer Festival of Music, 1974.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 110 by H. Rilling.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

8

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 110 [24:48 / 24:55]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Sopranos: Wilhelm Wiedl & Stefan Frangoulis (Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Basses: Siegfried Lorenz & Ruud van der Meer

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

Feb 14+16, 1978; Feb 3, Mar 1, 9-10+17-18, May 9, 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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9

Bach: Kantaten BWV 40, BWV 50, BWV 110 [L-8]
Bach: Kantaten BWV 110, BWV 40, BWV 71 [C-9]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas IX

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 110 [23:45 / 23:47]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Ludwig Güttler (Trumpet I); Heinz Stiefel (Trumpet II); Roland Rudolph (Trumpet III); Rolf Sehring (Horn I); Wilhelm Fuchs (Horn II): Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute I); Heinz Maier (Flute II); Günter Heidrich (Oboe d’amore & Oboe I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe II)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827415
Berlin Classics 0021002BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018322BC

Feb 1981; Feb 1982; Feb 1983

LP / TT: 44:10
CD / TT: 59:31
MP3 / TT: 59:07
CD / TT: 59:31

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneer: Horst-Dieter Käppler; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantates de Nöel [C-9]

Cantata BWV 110 [24:24]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Vasiljka Jezovšek; Alto: Sarah Connolly; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Dec 1995

CD TT: 61:42

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11

Lecture Concerts - New Recordings Cantatas [L-11]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: James Taylor; Bass: Markus Marquardt

Hänssler

Jul 1997

TT: 23:20

Recorded at SWR-Funkstudio Villa Berg, Germany. The recordings were part of serieof TV productions "Lecture Concerts with Helmuth Rilling (1997-2000).
3rd recording of Cantata BWV 110 by H. Rilling.
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12

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 14

Cantata BWV 110 [27:22] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Yoshiko Hibi; Alto: Namiko Tanaka; Tenor: Masami Saeki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 14

Dec 20, 1997

CD / TT: 65:08

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

13

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 110 [24:46]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 14: New York
Christmas Cantatas

 
 

Cantata BWV 110 [22:16]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 113

Dec 25, 2000

CD / TT: 71:17

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
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15

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15
J.S. Bach: Sinfonias & Instrumentalsätze aus Kantaten [B-5]

 
 

Cantata BWV 110 [22:26]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Sopranos: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215
Antoine Marchand

Nov 26-Dec 3, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42
3-CD / TT:

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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16

J.S. Bach: Le ouvertures per orchestra BWV 1066-69 - Cantate BWV 110 e 205 [C-3]

Diego Fasolis

Coro della Radio Svizzera / I Barocchisti

Soprano: Roberta Invernizzi; Mezzo-soprano: Rosa Domínguez; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Amadeus Magazine / Arts

Nov 2003

TT: 21:40

Included in December 2004 issue of Italian magazine Amadeus.
Recorded in Lugano, Switzerland.

17

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts Kantataten BWV 140 & 110; Magnificat D-Dur BWV 243 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 110 []

Jochen Woll

Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg / Barockorchester L’arpa festante

Soprano: Jeanette Bühler; Mezzo-soprano: Sabine Czinczel; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass-Baritone: Dominik Wörner

Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg

Dec 4-5, 2004

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Leonhardskirche, Stuttgart, Germany (Dec 4) & Münster, Strasbourg, France (Dec 5).
Source: Sabine Czinczel Website

18

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 43 - BWV 57, 110, 151

 
 

Cantatas BWV 110 [22:16]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1761

Jul 2008

SACD / TT: 62:28

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 43 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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19

Bach: Magnificat Live [C-3]

Cantata BWV 110 []

Hans-Christoph Rademann

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano: Sunhae Im; Alto: Gerhild Romberger; Tenor: Thomas Michael Allen; Bass: Roderick Williams

Rapidshare

Dec 9, 2009

CD / TT:

Live concert broadcasted from le Théatre des Champs Élysées, Paris, France.
France-Musique/ Freecorder 4/ mp3DirectCut/ Just The Music For You (bitrate is 128 kbps, infos in French included)
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20

J.S. Bach: Magnificat [C-2]

Cantata BWV 110 []

Jos van Veldhoven

(OVPP - No Choir ) / Nederlandse Bachvereniging

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Channel Classics CCSSA-32010

Dec 2009 

SACD / TT: 64 min

Recorded in Tilburg, Germany.
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21

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 2: Weinchnacten · Christmas - Cantatas BWV 63, 110, 190

 

Cantata BWV 110 [24:23]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Paul Bernewitz (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Alto: Stefan Kahle (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Matthias Weichert

Rondeau Production ROP-4043

Jan 14-15, 2011

CD / TT: 74:18

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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22

J.S. Bach: In Tempore Nativitatis - Weihnachten Kantaten · Christmas Cantatas · Cantates de Noël BWV 110, 151, 63 [C-12]

Cantata BWV 110 [26:47]

Philippe Pierlot

(OVPP - No Choir) / Ricercar Consort

Soprano: Maria Keohane; Counter-tenor: Carlos Mena; Tenor: Julian Prégardien; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Mirare MIR-243
=

Nov 2012

CD / TT: 67:39
MP3 / TT: 67:45

Recorded at Église de Beaufays, Belgium.
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23

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 110 “Unser Mund sei voll Lachens” [D-63]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VI - Das Bach-Jahr 2012 [B-6]
Bachkantaten N°9 (BWV 110, 169, 99)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 110 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Joachim Rittmeyer

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Stephan MacLeod
Choir: Sopranos: Olivia Fündeling, Jennifer Rudin, Susanne Seitter, Alexa Vogel, Mirjam Berli; Altos: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Francisca Näf, Simon Savoy, Lea Scherer; Tenors: Clemens Flämig, Jonathan Spicher, Nicolas Savoy, Walter Siegel; Basses: Fabrice Hayoz, Valentin Parli, Philippe Rayot, Oliver Rudin
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Dorothee Mühleisen, Monika Altdorfer, Christine Baumann, Elisabeth Kohler, Martin Korrodi, Marita Seeger, Salome Zimmermann; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof, Olivia Schenkel; Violoncello: Martin Zeller, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Tromba: Patrick Henrichs, Peter Hasel, Klaus Pfeiffer; Timpani: Martin Homann; Flauto traverso: Claire Genewein, Renate Sudhaus; Oboe & Oboe d'amore: Ingo Müller; Oboe: Thomas Meraner; Oboe & Oboe da caccia: Dominik Melicharek; Organ: Nicola Cumer

Gallus Media 154
Gallus Media 155
Gallus Media 164
=

Dec 21, 2012

DVD / TT:
10-DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 62:50

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland. Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 1999 - June 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Anandgyan (December 2009), Francis Browne (April 2006), Andreas Burghardt (September 2009), Dan Dews (March 2014), Uri Golomb (June 2007), John Grayovski (October 2006), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Riccardo Nughes (December 2004), John Pike (October 2005), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (October-November 2011), Claude Role (November 2013), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004), Peter Smaill (August 2006), Cyrille Songeur (June 2011), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

Cantata BWV 110: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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