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Cantata BWV 116
Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

Ref.

BWV 116

German Title

Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

English Title

Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 25th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Gospel: Matthew 24: 15-28
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 25th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: November 26, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Jakob Ebert (Mvts. 2, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo (with horn added for the two chorale movements)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria [A] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 4: Aria (Trio) [S, T, B] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.73 MB] | Score BGA [2.19 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Thomana 116 (BWV 116: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Complete | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Scores
Chorale Melody: Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

References

BGA: XXIV | NBA: I/27 | BC: A 164 | Zwang: K 99 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 27, 2003; Week of November 12, 2006; Week of September 30, 2012; Week of November 23, 2014

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 28 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

 

Cantata BWV 116 [17:22]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Manfred Clement ( Oboe); Manfred Clement, Martin Spanner (Oboe d'amore I/II)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft, Walter Götz (Double-basses); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Elfriede Singheiser, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439394-2
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Feb 1977; Feb-Mar, May-Jun 1978

5-CD / TT: 343:25
MP3 / TT: 345:18

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Balance Engineer: Hans-Peter Schweigmann; Editing: Reinhild Schmidt.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 116: Complete Cantata [17:23]
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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 116 [14:34]

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
CMW: Cornett: Ralph Bryant; Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Anita Mitterer, Wilhelm Mergl, Karl Höffinger, Andreas Bischof [BWV 116/1,6], Peter Katt [BWV 116/5]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoons: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wouter Möller [BWV 116/1,6] ; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35577
Teldec 242 608-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91760-2
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Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81174-2
Warner Classics 8573-81174-5
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Dec 14+20, 1979; May 28, 1980

2-LP / TT: 82 min
2-CD / TT: 81:37
6-CD / TT: 368:50
MP3 / TT: 367:55
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 56:20
CD / TT: 56:20
MP3 / TT: 56:11

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 116: Complete Cantata [14:31]
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Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 116 - Du Friedef?rst, Herr Jesu Christ

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Die Bach Kantate Vol. 58 (Cantatas BWV 163, 139, 116)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 37 (Cantatas BWV 115-117)

 
 

Cantata BWV 116 [17:57]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Bernhard Schmid (Cornett); Klaus Kärcher, Günther Passin, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Hans Häublein (Continuo Cello); Peter Nitsche (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.820
Hänssler 92.037
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Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 54:10
CD / TT: 61:06
MP3/ TT: 61:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 115, BWV 116, BWV 117 [61:04]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach - Kantaten - (BWV 115), (BWV 116), (BWV 117)

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Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 116 [15:52]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Claude Paelinck, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Evert Baarssen, Erik Guldenaar; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Frans Benschop, Jan Pullen, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Cor van Twillert; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Eva Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fiorenza De Donatis, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam;Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp; Double-bass Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Eduard Wesley, Christin Linde, Nico de Gier; Bassoon: Trudy va der Wulp; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen

Brilliant Classics 99368

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 276:16

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.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 116, BWV 13, BWV 144 [53:59]
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 116 [16:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Ulrike Grösch)

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Jonathan Manson (Cello); 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); 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)

Strings, oboes d'amore, horn, basso continuo

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.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 9: Lund / Leipzig
For the 17th Sunday after Trinity
For the 18th Sunday after Trinity

 
 
1. 2.

Cantata BWV 116 [15:29]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Katharine Fuge, Nicola Jenkin, Elin Manahan Thomas, Belinda Yates, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Lucinda Houghton, Suzanne Flowers; Altos: David Clegg, Charles Humphries, Frances Jellard, Elinor Carter; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Christopher Watson, Paul Tindall; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Thomas Guthrie, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins I: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Ulli Engel, Deirdre Ward; Violins II: Anne Schumann, Matthew Truscott, Hildburg Williams, Emilia Benjamin; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers, Colin Kitching; Cellos: Viola De Hoog, Harriet Cawood; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, Mark Baigent, Gail Hennessy; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Cornett: Mike Harrison; Alto Sackbut: Adam Woolf; Harpsichord: Silas John Standage; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-159
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Oct 22, 2000

2-CD / TT: 138:41
MP3 / TT: 137:53

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Matthijs Ruijter (Polyhymnia), Rob Aarden (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Roger de Schot; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 9.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 116: Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:19]
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 28 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 26, 62, 116, 139

 
 

Cantata BWV 116 [17:15]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basso: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader]; Horn: Toshio Shimada; Oboe d’amore: Masamitsu San’nomiya [1st], Atsuko Ozaki [2nd]; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu, Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1451
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Mar 16-19, 2004

SACD / TT: 68:44
MP3 / TT: 68:32

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Hans Kipfer; Sound Engineer: Thore Brinkmann; Digital Editing: Bastian Schick; Surround Mix: Hans Kipfer, Thore Brinkmann; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 28 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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8

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

Cantata BWV 116 [16:37] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miwako Horii

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 14

May 15, 2005

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

9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 15: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" - Cantatas BWV 52 · 60 · 116 · 140

 

Cantata BWV 116 [16:23]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Yeree Suh; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25315

Dec 5-8, 2011

SACD / TT: 71:16

Recorded at Beguinenhofkerk, Sint Truiden, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - November 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Peter Bright (July 2005), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 116: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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