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Cantata BWV 129
Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

Ref.

BWV 129

German Title

Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

English Title

Praised be the Lord, my God (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for Trinity Sunday
Readings: Epistle: Romans 11: 33-36; Gospel: John 3: 1-15
or possibly for the Feast of Reformation
Readings: Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-8; Gospel: Revelations 14: 6-8

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: June 8, 1727 - Leipzig (Tatiana Shabalina, 2009)
2nd performance: 1732-1735 - Leipzig
3rd performance: 1743-1747 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Olearius

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-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-3 | Japanese-6 Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, transverse flute, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.99 MB] | Score BGA [3.66 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Thomana 129 (BWV 129: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/15 | BC: A 93 | Zwang: K 142 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 18, 2003; Week of October 14, 2007; Week of April 10, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Baker does Bach - conducted by Menuhin & Marriner
W. Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet (arranged music of J.S. Bach)

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 119 & BWV 129 [L-6]

Cantata BWV 129 [22:08]

Diethard Hellmann

Bach-Chor (Kurrende der Christuskirche) & Bach-Orchester Mainz

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Margrit Conrad; Bass: Carl-Heinz Müller

Da Camera SM-94109
BACH 118
Musical Heritage Society OR-422

Feb 27-28, 1967

LP / TT: 48:28

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Jan, Mar 1974; Jan 1975

TT: 22:11

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 10
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 40

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb, Oct 1982

TT: 18:36

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 129 [20:12 / 20:04]

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); Alto: René Jacobs; 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

Leipziger Universitätsmusik [C-2]

Wolfgang Unger

Leipziger Universitätschor / Pauliner Barockensemble

Soprano: Ute Selbig; Alto: Elisabeth Wilke; Bass: Egbert Junghanns

Kammerton

1994

TT:

 

6

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 129 [19:48]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 27: Blythburgh/Kirkwell
For Whit Tuesday
For Trinity Sunday

 
 

Cantata BWV 129 [18:52]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 138

Jun 18, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:27

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 19

 
 

Cantata BWV 129 [17:11]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72219

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 181:11

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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9

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 15

Cantata BWV 129 [20:10] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Masayuki Hashimoto

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miwako Horii

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 15

May 15, 2005

CD / TT: 60:31

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

10

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 129 “Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott“ [C-14]
Bachkantaten N°1 (BWV 182, 81, 129)

 
 

Cantata BWV 129 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Ulrike Hofbauer; Alto: Claude Eichenberger; Bass: Klaus Häger

Gallus Media A490
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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May 16, 2008

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 62:45

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 45 - BWV 39, 187, 129

 

Cantataa BWV 129 [17:36]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1801

Feb 2009

SACD / TT: 65:33

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 16: Pfingst-Kantaten - Cantatas BWV 34 · 173 · 184 · 129

 

Cantata BWV 129 [19:12]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben; Fine holeless natural trumpet playing by Jean-François Madeuf and his mates

Accent ACC-25316

Jun 1-3, 2012

SACD / TT: 71:16

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium. 
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - May 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Matthias Hansen (September 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Peter Meshcherinov
(October 2011), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2013), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008)

Cantata BWV 129: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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