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Cantata BWV 122
Das neugeborene Kindelein

Ref.

BWV 122

German Title

Das neugeborene Kindelein

English Title

The newborn infant child (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Readings: Epistle: Galatians 4: 1-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 33-40

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: December 31, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Cyriakus Schneegaß (Mvts. 1, 4, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-2 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Das neugeborne Kindelein

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 3 transverse flutes, oboe da caccia, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo with organ
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative w/ Instrumental Chorale | Mvt. 4: Trio w/ Chorale | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.19 MB] | Score BGA [1.55 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 868 (BWV 122: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 391 (BWV 122: Violins & BC) | D LEb Thomana 122 (BWV 122: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Das neugeborne Kindelein

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/3.2 | BC: A 19 | Zwang: K 104 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | KL [Dutch] | Chazot [French] | Role [French] | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 30, 2001; Week of December 17, 2006; Week of June 28, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 26 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 122 & BWV 133 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 122 []

Michael Gielen

Wiener Kammerchor / Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Margit Opawsky; Contralto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt; Bass: Harald Hermann

Vanguard Bach Guild BG-523
Vanguard Bach Guild PVL-7061

1952

LP / TT:

Recorded in Europe.

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 64
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 39

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Feb 1972

TT: 16:30

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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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 122 [14:45]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

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

Telefunken 6.35578
Teldec 242 609-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81172-2
Warner Classics 8573-81172-5

Jan 16, 1981

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

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantates de Nöel [C-9]

Cantata BWV 122 [13:42]

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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5

Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 122 [14:39]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99368

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 276:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 13
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 122 [13:30]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72213
Antoine Marchand CC-72230

Nov 25-Dec 2, 2000

3-CD / TT: 184:24
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 16: New York
For the Sunday after Christmas

 
 

Cantata BWV 122 [14:56]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 137

Dec 31, 2000

CD / TT: 77:29

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 26 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 96, 122, 180

 
 

Cantata BWV 122 [13:19]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Timothy Kenworthy-Brown; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1401

Jun 7-10, 2003

CD / TT: 52:57

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 26 – conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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9

Bach: Cantates pour la Nativité
Intégrale des cantates sacrées
Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 122 [12:06]

Eric J. Milnes (conductor from the positive organ)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Counter-tenor: Matthew White; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Harry van der Kamp

ATMA Classique SACD2-2403

Jun 26-29, 2007

SACD / TT: 72:36

Recorded at Église Saint-Augustin, Saint-Augustin de Mirabel, Québec, Canada.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 14: "Weihnachts-Kantaten" - Cantatas BWV 57 · 91 · 122 · 151

 

Cantata BWV 122 [12:26]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25314

Dec 18-21, 2010

SACD / TT: 74:56

Recorded in Anvers, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2001 - March 2012)
Thanks to Contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Piotr Jaworski (December 2004), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (October 2011)

Cantata BWV 122: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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