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Cantata BWV 132
Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!

Ref.

BWV 132

German Title

Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!

English Title

Prepare the way, prepare the course (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 4th Sunday in Advent
Readings: Epistle: Philippians 4: 4-7; Gospel: John 1: 19-28

Composed

Weimar, 1715
1st performance: December 22, 1715 - Weimar

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Elisabeth Kreuziger (Mvt. 6)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.30 MB] | Score BGA [10. 09 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 6 (BWV 132: Parts) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 5 (BWV 132/1-3, Fragment: Violin) [Bach Digital]
Chorale Melody: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/1 | BC: A 6 | Zwang: K 24 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 17, 2000; Week of May 22, 2005; Week of February 1, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Christmas Cantatas - conducted by Kevin Mallon

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 61 & BWV 132 [C-3]

Helmut Kahlhöfer

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Hildegard Rütgers; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Eduard Wollitz

Cantate / Oryx

May 1966

LP / TT: 21:46

Recorded at Immanuelskirche Wuppertal-Barmen

2

Musik in der Epiphanienkirche, Berlin-Charlottenburg [C-2]
Weihnachtskonzert in der Epiphanienkirche, Berlin-Charlottenburg [C-3]

Cantata BWV 132 []

Gottfried Matthaei

Epiphanien Kantorei und -Orchester

Soprano: Brigitte Ganady; Tenor: Bernd Lange; Bass: Lothar Schadow; Mar. v. Hänisch (Violin); Tr. Eberhard (Oboe)

Mixtur-Schallplatten 327
Mixtur-Schallplatten 209

Dec 20, 1969

CD / TT:
CD / TT: 30:23

Recorded live at Epiphanienkirche, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Gerrmany.
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3

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 132 [21:26]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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Mar-Apr 1972

4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 277:06
4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 276:12

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 60
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 41

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Sep 1976; Jan, Apr 1977

TT: 21:01

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 33 - BWV 132-135
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. 41 - BWV 131-133

 
 

Cantata BWV 132 [18:54]

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; Tenor: Marius van Altena; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35607
Teldec 242 618-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81169-2
Warner Classics 8573-81169-5

Mar 22-26, 1983

2-LP / TT: 81 min
2-CD / TT: 81:03
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 65:22
CD / TT: 65:22

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 2

 

CantatBWV 132 [15:58]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 12598
Antoine Marchand CC-72202

May 1995

3-CD / TT: 182:29

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 7 - BWV 61, 63, 132, 172

 
 

Cantata BWV 132 [18:00]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Ingrid Schmithüsen; Counter-tenor: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 881

Jul 1997

CD / TT: 77:31

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 4 - Cantatas Vol. 1

 
 

Cantata BWV 132 [17:16]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99363

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 292:15

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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9

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 132 [18:25]

Kevin Mallon

(OVPP - No Choir) / Aradia Ensemble

Soprano: Teri Dunn; Counter-tenor: Matthew White; Tenor: John Tessier; Baritone: Steven Pitkanen; Bass: Thomas Goerz

Naxos 8.554825

Jan 7-11, 2000

CD / TT: 62:17

Recorded in the Church of Mary Magdalene, Toronto, Canada.
See: Christmas Cantatas - conducted by Kevin Mallon
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 13: Köln/Lüneburg
For the 1st Sunday in Advent
For the 4th Sunday in Advent

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 132 [17:40]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Brigitte Geller; Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 162

Dec 10, 2000

2-CD / TT: 134:22

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Michaeliskirche, Lüneburg, Germany.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
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11

J.S. Bach: Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, BWV 132 (MDR Figaro-Reihe: Kantate) [R-17]

 

Cantata BWV 132 [21 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Members of Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Yeree Suh; Alto: Julia Kirchner; Tenor: Albrecht Sack; Bass: Gun-Wook Lee

MDR Figaro

Dec 3, 2005

CD / TT: 21 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Dec 21, 2008.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 19870.
Source: SLUB Dresden

12

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 132 «Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!» [C-3]
Bachkantaten N°3 (BWV 132, 35, 1)

 
 

Cantata BWV 132 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Organ)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Eva Oltiványi; Counter-tenor: Markus Forster; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Gallus Media A338
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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Dec 22, 2006

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 64:52

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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13

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 9: "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" - Cantatas BWV 61 · 36 · 62 · 132

 

Cantata BWV 132 [16:13]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

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

Accent 25309

Dec 11-12, 2008

SACD / TT: 76:39

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Thomas Shpeherd (June 2002, April 2005), Peter Schmidt (May 2005), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001, February 2005)

Cantata BWV 132: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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