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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 115
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

Ref.

BWV 115

German Title

Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

English Title

Prepare yourself, my soul (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Philippians 1: 3-11; Gospel: Matthew 18: 23-35
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: November 5, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Burchard Freystein (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-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 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, violoncello piccolo, continuo including horn in the chorale movements
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.25 MB] | Score BGA [1.88 MB]
Chorale: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn

References

BGA: XXIV | NBA: I/26 | BC: A 156 | Zwang: K 96 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 11, 2001; Week of October 22, 2006; Week of August 5, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 27 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978

TT: 24:13

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 29 - BWV 115-117, 119
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. 36 - BWV 115-117

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [21:55]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Markus Huber (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Telefunken 6.35577
Teldec 242 608-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91760-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81174-2
Warner Classics 8573-81174-5

Dec 13, 1979

2-LP / TT: 82 min
2-CD / TT: 81:37
6-CD / TT: 368:50
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 56:20
CD / TT: 56:20

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 57
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 37

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb, Apr 1980

TT: 21:19

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

Bach Series [IU-20]

 

Cantata BWV 115 [25:10]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers / instrumentalists

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Mar 27, 1988

3 sound tape reels / TT: 76:09

Recorded at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas with Violoncelle Piccolo (Vol. 1)

 

Cantata BWV 115 [23:29]

Christophe Coin

Das Leipziger Concerto Vocale (Direction: Gotthold Schwarz) / Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Soprano: Barbara Schlick, Alto: Andreas Scholl, Tenor: Christoph Prégardien, Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Auvidis Astrée / Naïve

Nov 1993

CD / TT: 70:53

Recorded at Ponitz Kirche, Thüringen, Germany.
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6

Brattleboro Music Center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 1998-07-24 [F-1998]

 

Cantata BWV 115 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Tamara Matthews; Mezzo-soprano: Stephanie Houtzeel; Tenor: Steven Paul Spears; Baritone: Randall Scarlata
Michael Parloff (Flute); Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Oboe d'amore); David Krauss (Trumpet)
Continuo: Valentin Martchev (Bassoon); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Owen Lee (Double bass); Gregory Hayes (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 24, 1998

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. Brattleboro Music Center presents. There is also 2-MC of the rehearsal from July 23, 1998.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 11

 

Cantata BWV 115 [22:24]

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

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [20:51]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 12: Tooting/Winchester
For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [25:56]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson, Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 171

Nov 17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 140:53

Recorded during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at All Saints church, Tooting, England (not live recording).
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 27 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 5, 80, 115

 

Cantata BWV 115 [22:44]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Susanne Rydén; Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1421

Sep 6-9, 2003

CD / TT: 68:18

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 27 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2001 - October 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Telles (May 2005)

Cantata BWV 115: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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