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Cantata BWV 128
Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein

Ref.

BWV 128

German Title

Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein

English Title

On Christ’s ascent to heaven alone (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for Ascension Day
Readings: Epistle: Acts 1: 1-11; Gospel: Markus 16: 14-20

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: May 10, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Ernst Sonnemann after Josua Wegelin (Mvt. 1); Matthäus Avenarius (Mvt. 5); Christiane Mariane von Ziegler (Mvt. 2-4)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-8 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: O Jesu, meine Lust | Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins, oboe da caccia, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria & Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.52 MB] | Score BGA [2.16 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 158 (BWV 128: Parts) | D B Mus. ms. Bach P 892 (BWV 128/5: Alto) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3 | Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/12 | BC: A 76 | Zwang: K 122 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Winterthur, Switzerland, private collection | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 5, 2002; Week of May 20, 2007; Week of November 21, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas BWV 11, 37, 43, 128 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

Discography

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas V
J.S. Bach: Kantaten
9. Folge

Cantata BWV 128 [19:28]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Johannes Oettel

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-524

Apr 1953

CD / TT: 70:24
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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2

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]
J.S. Bach: 10 Festkantaten [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 128 [17:12]

Helmut Winschermann

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke (Chorus Master: Helmut Kahlhöfer) / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Hermann Prey

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Feb 1971

5-CD / TT: 352:39
10-LP / TT:

 

3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 35
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 40

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Dec 1980; Mar 1981

TT: 16:20

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 32 - BWV 128-131
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. 40 - BWV 128-130

 
 

Cantata BWV 128 [17:45 / 17:43]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35606
Teldec 242 617-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81170-2
Warner Classics 8573-81170-5

P 1983

2-LP / TT: 79 min
2-CD / TT: 79:13
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 54:10
CD / TT: 54:10

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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5

J.S. Bach: Ascension Cantatas [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 128 [16:30]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Reinhard Hagen

Archiv Produktion 463583

Oct 1993

CD / TT: 78:30

Recorded at St. John's, Smith Square, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 128 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: Cantatas BWV 11, 37, 43, 128 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 128 [17:37]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15
J.S. Bach: Ascension Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 6)

 
 

Cantata BWV 128 [15:20]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215
Antoine Marchand CC-72285

Mar 6-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42
CD / TT: 74:06

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 35 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1725) - BWV 74, 87, 128, 176

 

Cantata BWV 128 [16:47]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1571

Jul 2006

SACD / TT: 70:36

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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9

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 6: Himmelfahrt · The Ascension - Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 37, 43, 128

 

Cantata BWV 128 [18:06]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Counter-tenor: Stefan Kahle (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Matthias Weichert

Rondeau Production ROP-4041
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May 14-15, 2010

CD / TT: 59:56
MP3 / TT:

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 28: City of London
For Ascension Day

 
 

Cantata BWV 128 [15:50]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Margaret Bragle, Tenor: Andrew Tortise, Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-185

May 10-12, 2012

CD / TT: 77:08

Recorded live at St Giles Cripplegate (one of Bach Cantata Pilgrimage’s original venues), London, England on May 10, 2012, by Floating Earth Ltd, with additional sessions on May 11-12, 2012. This was a completion to BCP recorded series. The Ascension Cantatas, performed in BCP concert on June 1, 2000 at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England were the only ones left unrecorded, due to noise issues. The quartet of soloists include one of the original BCP soloists, bass Dietrich Henschel, alongside a new generation of Bach interpreters who have worked with the ensembles since 2000 - making this recording a “bridge” between a Bach tradition started 13 years ago and today.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 128 by J.E. Gardiner.
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The list of recordiwas compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (June 2009), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (October 2013), Thomas Shepherd (May 2007), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 128: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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