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Cantata BWV 121
Christum wir sollen loben schon


Ref.:

BWV 121

German Title

Christum wir sollen loben schon

English Title

To Christ we should sing praises (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]
Readings: Epistle: Titus. 3: 4-7 / Acts 6: 8-15 & 7: 55-60; Gospel: Matthew 23: 35-39 / Luke 2: 15-20
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Christmas

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: December 26, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1725-1730 - Leipzig (According to the NBA KB I/3.1 p. 64, Cantata BWV 121 had a 2nd performance between Dec. 26, 1725 and Dec. 26, 1730. This is based upon a soprano part [C 1] which can not be dated anymore precisely than the time span given)

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 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-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Christum wir sollen loben schon

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, oboe d’amore, 3 trombones, 2 violins, viola, continuo (with organ)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria [T] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.78 MB] | Score BGA [1.76 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 390, Faszikel 1 (BWV 121: Parts 1) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 390, Faszikel 2 (BWV 121: Parts 2) | D LEb Thomana 121 (BWV 121: Parts 3) | PL Kj Mus. ms. Bach P 867 [frueher D B Mus. ms. Bach P 867] (BWV 121: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Christum wir sollen loben schon

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/3.1 | BC: A 13 | Zwang: K 102 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska | | Provenance

Commentary

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | K.P. Clow
Role [French] | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 11, 2003; Week of December 3, 2006; Week of May 3, 2009; Week of December 14, 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)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Cantatas Vol. 31 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-04690 [R-43]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [23:10]

Max Thurn

Knabenchor des Gymnasiums Eppendorf (1); Members of NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Dorothea Förster-Georgi; Alto: Margrit Franke; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hans-Olaf Hudemann
Johannes Schlömer (Oboe d'amore); Rudolf Haubold (Cornett)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello continuo); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Nov 18, 1958

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.


2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas
[C-1]
J.S. Bach: Kantaten für Weihnachtszeit (BWV 61, 121, 171, 65)
[C-10]

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [20:22 / 20:27]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger, Detlef Kühl (Bassoon); Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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Archiv Produktion 431533-2

Jun-Jul 1971; Mar 1972

4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 277:06
4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 276:12
CD / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Recoring Producers: Rainer Brock, Hansjoachim Reiser, Dr. Manfred Richter; Balance Engineers: Harald Baudis, Klaus Scheibe, Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Listen on YouTu: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Cantata [20:27] | Complete Cantata [20:28]
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 30 - BWV 120-123
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 7 - BWV 119-137
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 38 - BWV 121-124

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [20:23]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Markus Huber (Soloist of the Wiener Sangerknaben); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
CMW: Cornett: Ralph Bryant; Trombones: Dietmar Küblöck, Ernst Hoffmann, Horst Küblöck; Oboe d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Karl Höffinger, Anita Mitterer, Andrea Bischoff [BWV 121/1,6], Wilhelm Mergl, Peter Katt [BWV 121/4], Erich Höbarth [BWV 121/1,6]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt [BWV 121/3-5], Wouter Möller [BWV 121/1,6]; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35578
Teldec 242 609-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
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Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81172-2
Warner Classics 8573-81172-5
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Dec 14, 1979; May 28, 1980

2-LP / TT: 79 min
2-CD / TT: 78:15
6-CD / TT: 371:34
MP3 / TT: 370:47
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 71:22
CD / TT: 71:22
MP3 / TT: 71:14

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Recording [20:25] | Cantatas BWV 121, BWV 122, BWV 123, BWV 124 [71:21]
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 62 (Cantatas BWV 110, 40, 121)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 38 (Cantatas BWV 119-121)

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [20:46]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Doris Soffel; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Bernhard Schmid (Trumpet); Gerhard Cichos, Hans Kuhner, Hans Rückert (Trombones); Klaus Kärcher, Günther Passin (Oboes d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Gerhard Mantel (Continuo Cello); Harro Bertz, Thomas Lom (Double-basses); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.824
Hänssler 92.038
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Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 65:12
CD / TT: 68:40
MP3 / TT: 68:34

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 121 [68:38]
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5

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [17:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists (on original instruments; Pitch: a'=415 Hz)

Soprano: Ann Monoyios; Contralto: Sara Mingardo; Tenor: Rufus Müller; Bass: Stephan Loges
MC: Sopranos: Ann Monoyios, Donna Deam, Angela Kazimierczuk, Charlotte Mobbs, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Katie Pringle, Gillian Ross; Altos: Sara Mingardo, Elinor Carter, Mark Chambers, David Clegg, William Missin; Tenors: Rufus Müller, John Bowley, Robert Burt, Rory O'Connor, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Stephan Loges, Geoffrey Davidson, Christopher Dixon, Thomas Guthrie, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins I: Alison Bury (Leader), Pauline Nobes, Catherine Ford, Jane Gillie, Ellen O'Dell; Violins II: Lucy Howard, Roy Mowart, Desmond Heath, Hildburg Williams; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Alan George, Peter Collyer; Violoncellos: David Watkin, Helen Verney, Marilyn Sansom; Doube-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway, Gail Hennessy; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Cornett: Michael Harrison, Simon Gabriel, Paul Sharp; Sackbuts (Trombones): Susan Addison, Adam Wolff, Stephen Saunders; Organ: Ian Watson; Harpsichord: Silas Standage

Archiv Produktion 463589
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Dec 1998

CD / TT: 81:17
MP3 / T: 81:12

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio I, London, England.
Executive Producer: David R. Murray; Production Manager: Dr. Isabella de Sabata; Recording Producer: Nicolas Parker; Balance Engineer: Mike Match; Editing: Nicholas Parker; Publisher/Sources: Breikopf & Härtel, revised by Reinhold Kubik.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 121 by J.E. Gardiner.
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:04]

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, Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Doube-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Violas da gamba: Freek Borstlap, Ivanka Nelleman; Lutes: David van Oooien, Michiel Niessen; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Susanne Grutzmacher, Eduard Wesley, Kristin Linde, Vincent van Ballegooien, Riekie Puyenbroek; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Horns: Teunis van der Zwart, Erwin Wieringa; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

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 152, BWV 121, BWV 166 [54:50] | Cantatas BWV 152, BWV 121, BWV 166 [54:50]
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:34]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; 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 (Oboe d'amore); Charles Toet, Sue Addison, Franck Poitrineau (Trombones); Bruce Dickey (Cornett); 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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Antoine Marchand CC-72230

Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13
3-CD / TT: 201:13
MP3 / TT: 200:36
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Cantata [19:34]
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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 14: New York
Christmas Cantatas

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantata BWV 121 [18:04]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Katharine Fuge, Joanne Lunn, Gillian Keith, Elin Manahan Thomas, Charlotte Mobbs; Altos: William Towers, Robin Tyson, Frances Jellard, James Burton; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Robert Murray, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Christopher Foster, Michael McCarthy, Edward Caswell
EBS: Violins I: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Matthew Truscott, Debbie Diamond; Violins II: Peter Lissauer, Rodolfo Richter, Jane Gillie, Deirdre Ward; Violas: Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivray, Rosemary Nalden; Cellos: Alison McGillivray, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Flutes: Rachel Beckett, Neil McLaren; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, James Eastaway, Mark Baigent; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Horns: Gabriele Cassone, Martin Lawrence; Sackbuts: Adam Woolf (Alto), Abigail Newman (Tenor), Steve Saunders (Bass); Harpsichord: Silas John Standage; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-113
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Dec 25, 2000

CD / TT: 71:17
MP3 / TT: 70:41

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, New York, USA.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Dirk Sobotka (Soundbyte NYC); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 121 by J.E. Gardiner.
Listen on YouTube: 
Cantata BWV 121: Mvt. 1: Chorus [2:45]
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
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9

J.S. Bach: Leipziger Weihnachtskantaten · Cantates de Noël à Leipzig (Cantatas BWV 63, 91, 121, 133; Magnifical BWV 243a) [C-15]
J.S. Bach: Advent & Christmas Cantatas · Cantates de l'Avent et de Noël (BWV 36, 61, & 62; BWV 57, 91, 110, 121, 122 & 133) [B-6]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:03]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Blotzky-Mields; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Goedele Debelder, Cécile Kempenaers, Lut Van de Velde, Dominique Verkinderen; Altos: Uwe Czyborra-Schröder, Cécile Pilorger, Martin van der Zeijst, Mieke Wouters; Tenors: Malcolm Bennett, Gerhard Hölzle, José Pizarro, Markus Schuck; Basses: Pieter Coene, Robert van der Vinne, Bart Vandewege, Frits Vanhulle
Orchestra: Concert-master: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch; Violins I: Mira Goldenau, Thérèse Kipfer, Zbigniew Pilch, Adrian Chamorro; Violins II: Michiyo Kondo, Corrado Masoni, Andreas Preuss; Violas: Brigitte Clemens, Hiltrud Hampe, Peter van Boxelaer; Violoncellos: Ageet Zweistra, Hermen Jan Schwitters; Double-bass: Myiram Shalinsky; Organ: Herman Stinders; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Taka Kitazato, Ann Valancker; Bassoon: Trudy van der Wulp; Horns: Rafael Vosseler, Christiane Vosseler; Trombones: Wim Becu, Harry Ries, Simen van Mechelen

Harmonia Mundi France 901781.82
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Harmonia Mundi France HML-5908369-71

Dec 2001

2-CD / TT: 117:21
MP3 [CD-1]: 55:57
3-CD / TT: 180:22

Recorded at Conservatoire de Liège, Belgium.
Artistic Director: Andreas Neubronner / Tritonus; Sound Engineer: Markus Heiland.
See: Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Recording [19:13] | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [7:27]
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 31 - BWV 91, 101, 121, 133

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [16:42]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan (Choir & Orchestra); Concerto Palatino (Cornett & Trombone)

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Instrumental Soloists: Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Hidemi Suzuki (Cello); Naoko Imai (Organ); Masaaki Suzuki (Harpsichord)
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Oboe d’amore: Masamitsu San’nomiya; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu (leader), Yuko Takeshima, Kaori Toda; 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; Tuner: Akimi Hayashi
Concerto Palatino: Cornett: Bruce Dickey; Alto Trombone: Ole-Kristian Andersen; Tenor Trombone: Charles Toet; Bass Trombone: David Yacus

BIS SACD-1481
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Sep 2004

SACD / TT: 77:25
MP3 / TT: 77:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Marion Schwebel; Digital Editing: Andreas Ruge, Christian Starke; SACD Authoring: Bastiaan Kuijt; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 31 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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J.S. Bach: Weihnachtskantaten · Christmas Cantatas (BWV 64, 121, 133) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:29]

Jean Tubéry

Choeur de Chambre de Namur / Les Agrémens

Soprano: Cécile Côte; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Henning Kaiser; Bass: Benoît Giaux

Ricercar RIC-257
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Dec 2-4, 2006

CD / TT: 60:06
MP3 / TT: 59:59

Recorded at Eglise Saint Loup, Namur, Belgium.
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12

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 121 "Christum wir sollen loben schon" [D-85]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VIII - Das Bach-Jahr 2014

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Dieter Hattrup

Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Julia Neumann; A: Jan Börner; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke; Bass: Stephan MacLeod
Choir: Sopranos: Susanne Seitter, Gunta Smirnova, Noëmi Tran-Rediger, Alexa Vogel, Maria Weber; Altos: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Liliana Lafranchi, Alexandra Rawohl, Damaris Rickhaus; Tenors: Marcel Fässler, Manuel Gerber, Raphael Höhn, Nicolas Savoy; Basses: Fabrice Hayoz, Manuel Walser, Tobias Wicky, William Wood
Orchestra: Violins: Plamena Nikitassova, Dorothee Mühleisen, Christine Baumann, Elisabeth Kohler, Christoph Rudolf, Ildikó Sajgó; Violas: Matthias Jäggi, Sarah Krone; Violoncellos: Maya Amrein, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Oboe d'amore: Andreas Helm; Cornett: Frithjof Smith; Trombones: Ulrich Eichenberger, Christian Brühwiler, Wolfgang Schmid; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Harpsichord: Jörg-Andreas Bötticher; Organ: Nicola Cumer

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen ıB201
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

Dec 19, 2014

DVD / TT: 85 min
11-DVD / TT: 937 min

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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13

J.S. Bach: Lutherkantaten (BWV 62, 36, 91; 121, 125, 14; 126, 4, 2, 7; 38, 80, 61) [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:04]

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln / Das Neue Orchester

Soprano: Marie-Sophie Pollak; Alto: Mélodie Ruvio; Tenor: Benjamin Bruns; Bass: Thomas E. Bauer

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88985320832

Oct 8-12, 2015

4-CD / TT: 264:38

Recorded at Melanchtonkirche, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - December 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Patrick Depelley (October 2007), Henri Dété (October 2003), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), John Pike (October 2005), Claude Role (November 2016)

Cantata BWV 121: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Main Page | 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
Discussions of General Topics: Cantatas & Other Vocal Works | Performance Practice | Radio, Concerts, Festivals, Recordings



 

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