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Cantata BWV 123
Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

Ref.

BWV 123

German Title

Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

English Title

Dearest Emmanuel, Lord of the righteous (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the Feast of Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Isaah 60: 1-6; Gospel: Matthew 2: 1-12

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: January 6, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Ahasverus Fritsch (Mvts. 1, 6): Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.33 MB] | Score BGA [1.92 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 395, Faszikel 1 (BWV 123: Violins & BC) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 395, Faszikel 2 (BWV 123: Parts) | D LEb Thomana 123 (BWV 123: Parts) | PL Kj Mus. ms. Bach P 875 [frueher D B Mus. ms. Bach P 875] (BWV 123: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 28 | Zwang: K 106 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska | | Provenance

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 6, 2002; Week of December 31, 2006; Week of October 25, 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. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 21
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 39

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb, Apr 1980

TT: 19:51

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

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 123 [21:20]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Alto: Stefan Rampf (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl

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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3

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 123 [21:48]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99367

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42

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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4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 18: Weimar/Leipzig/Hamburg
For Christmas Day & for Epiphany
For the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Cantata BWV 123 [23:22]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Sally Bruce-Payne; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 174

Jan 6, 2000

2-CD / TT: 131:09

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 14

 
 

Cantata BWV 123 [18:25]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72214

Dec 2-9, 2000

3-CD / TT: 205.31

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 32 - BWV 111, 123, 124, 125

 

Cantata BWV 123 [20:05]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Andreas Weller, Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1501

Feb 2005

SACD / TT: 74:28

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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7

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

Cantata BWV 123 [21:09] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Masayuki Hashimoto

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masami Saeki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 14

Dec 17, 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

8

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 123 [20:21]

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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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2001 - March 2012)
Thanks to conbtributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 123: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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