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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 127
Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott

Ref.

BWV 127

German Title

Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott

English Title

Thou who, a God, as man yet come (by Christian Hinzelin, for Richter's recording)

Event

Chorale Cantata for Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13; Gospel: Luke 18: 31-43

Composed

Leipzig, 1725 (Stokes, Robertson, Finscher) or 1735-1744 (Young)
1st performance: February 11, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Paul Eber (Mvts. 1, 5); Anon (Mvts. 2-4) (probably Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander))

Text: German-1 | German-6 (1) | German-6 (2) | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-1 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-8 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, oboe, 2 flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative & Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.68 MB] | Score BGA [2.33 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 872 (BWV 127: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 393 (BWV 127: Violins & BCs) | D LEb Thomana 127 (BWV 127: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Commentary & Score Examples of Mvt.1: The The Chorale Melody and Text | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Melody Variants
Chorale Melody: Befiehl du deine Wege (I)

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/8.1 | BC: A 49 | Zwang: K 113 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 25, 2001; Week of March 18, 2007; Week of May 2, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 127 [18:57]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Gertrud Birmele; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

Feb 13, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 67, 108 & 127 [E-2]

 

Cantata BWV 127 [24:02]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Orchestra of Münchner Staatsoper (actually Bayerisches Staatsorchester)

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Tenor: Peter Pears; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken AWD-9917
Teldec

Apr 1958

LP / TT: 24:02
CD / TT: 61:05

Recorded at Haus des Sports, Munich, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 171 & BWV 127 [L-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantata 127, Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott; Cantata 65, Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, and Cantata 46, Schauet doch und sehet; Cantata 175, Er rufet seinen Schafen mit namen [SA-3]

 
 

Cantata BWV 127 [21:31]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / South West German Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Herrad Wehrung; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Adolf Scherbaum (Trumpet); Hartmut Strebel, Gerhard Braun (Recorders); Friedrich Milde (Oboe, Oboe d’amore); Reinhold Barchet (Violin); Jacoba Muckel (Cello); Theo von Schön (Double bass); ünter Attinger (Positive Organ)

Cantate 641209
SDG 610109
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1352
Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings SAOPR-6G

Jul 1961

LP / TT: 40:38
LP / TT: 40:38
LP / TT: 40:38
CD / TT:

Recorded at Bartholomauskirche Markgroningen bei Ludwigsburg, Germany.
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4

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 4: BWV 127, BWV 159, BWV 43 [D-4]

 
 

Cantata BWV 127 [21:30]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Tenor: Egon Hoss; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe-Solo); Karl-Heinz Dieckmann (2nd Oboe); Eva Friedland (Flute); Manfred Peters (Flute); Hans Zickler (Trumpet); Basso continuo: Almut Moster (Cello), Martha Schuster (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 990013

Late 1960’s ? (P 1999)

CD / TT: 61:45

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 27
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 40

 

Cantata BWV 127 [20:00]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

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

Hänssler 98.878
Hänssler

Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 55:26
CD / TT: 72:59

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 31 - BWV 124-127
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. 39 - BWV 125-127

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 127 [20:11]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Sebastian Hennig (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35602
Teldec 242 615-2 ZK
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81171-2
Warner Classics 8573-81171-5

P 1982

2-LP / TT: 77 min
CD / TT: 76:06
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 61:41
CD / TT: 61:41

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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7

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 127 "Herr Jesu Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott" für Sopran-, Tenor- und Baßsolo, Chor und Orchester; G. Fauré: Messe de Requiem op. 48, für Sopran- und Baritonsolo, Chor, Orgel und Orchester [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 127 []

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Dresdner Philharmonie

Soprano: Ute Selbig; Tenor: Albrecht Lepetit; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz; Michael-Christfried Winkler (Organ)

Überspiel Kreuzchorarchiv

Feb 13, 1988

MC / TT: 60 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 3036
Source: SLUBDresden

8

Bach · Telemann · Graun · Altnikol: Passions-Pasticcio · Kantate BWV 127 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 127 [16:20]

Hermann Max

Rheinische Kantorei / Das Kleine Konzert

Soprano: Martina Lins; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Hans-Georg Wimmer

EMI Classics 54244

Jan 7-10, 1990

2-CD / TT: 123:29

Recorded at Evang. Kirche Lohmar-Honrath, Germany.

9

J.S. Bach: Passionsmusik [RC-4]

 

Cantata BWV 127 []

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Kammerchor der Singakademie Dresden / Sinfonietta Dresden

Soprano: Friederike Holzhausen; Tenor: Jens Winkelmann; Bass: Egbert Junghanns

Dresden

1997

MC / TT:

Recorded in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Released 1998.
Copies: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKA-B(TKD-C 425) | Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 425.
Source: SLUB Dresden

10

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 11

 

Cantata BWV 127 [20:01]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; 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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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 21: Cambridge/Walpole St Peter
For Quinquagesima Sunday (Estomihi)
For Annunciation / Palm Sunday / Oculi

 
 

Cantata BWV 127 [19:52]
Appendix: Chorus (Chorale) Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott from Cantata BWV 127 [5:34]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: James Oxley; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 118

Mar 5, 2000

2-CD / TT: 135:04

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England..
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21
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12

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 127 [18:59]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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13

Musikwochen Weserbergland 2002 [C-3]

Cantata BWV 127 [19:00]

Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss

Göttinger Vokalensemble (Director: Guido Mürmann), Hamelner Kammerchor St. Nikolai / Barockorchester der Musikwochen Weserbergland

Soprano: Cornelia Samuelis; Tenor: Lothar Blum; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Musikwochen Weserbergland

May 5, 2002

2-CD / TT: 70:10 + 79:55

Recorded at St Marien-Kirche Hessisch-Olsendorf, Germany.
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14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 34 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1725) - BWV 1, 126, 127

 
 

Cantata BWV 127 [19:21]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1551

Jun 2005

SACD / TT: 59:51

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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15

Bachvespern Frankfurt/Wiesbaden mitschnitte aus den Gottesdiensten frühjahr 2005 [C-3]


Cantata BWV 127 [19:53]

Michael Graf Münster

Kantorei St. Katharinen / Bach-Collegium Frankfurt/Wiesbaden

Soprano: Katharina Kutsch; Tenor: Thilo Busch; Bass: Young-Myoung Kwon

Bachvespern Frankfurt/Wiesbaden

2005

CD / TT: 77:38

 

16

J.S. Bach: Jesus, deine Passion - Cantates BWV 22, 23, 127 & 159 [C-19]

 

Cantata BWV 127 [18:45]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France 901998

Nov 2007

CD / TT: 63:25

Recorded at Studio Stolberger Straße, Cologne, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2001 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Peter Bright (February 2007), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012, April 2012), Peter Schmidt (May 2005), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

Cantata BWV 127: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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