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Cantata BWV 135
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

Ref.

BWV 135

German Title

Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

English Title

Ah, Lord, me poor sinner (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Peter 5: 6-11; Gospel: Luke 15: 1-10

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: June 25, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Cyriakus Schneegaß (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvt.1-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo, which includes trombone (in the opening chorus) and horn (in the closing chorale)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.28 MB] | Score BGA [1.62 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Rara 46 (olim D LEb P I 4) (BWV 135: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score with Commentary
Chorale Melody: Befiehl du deine Wege (I)

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/16 | BC: A 100 | Zwang: K 77 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Leipzig, Bach-Archiv (Leipzig, 1926)

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 1, 2001; Week of June 18, 2006; Week of August 2, 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 Vol. 4&5 - Cantatas Vol. 1&2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 29 & BWV 135 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantata 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, and Cantata 159, Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem,; Cantata 29, Wir danken Dir, Gott, wir danken Dir, and Cantata 135, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder
[SA-2]

 

Cantata BWV 135 [16:37]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate 641216
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1417
Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings SAOPR-6B

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 41:09
LP / TT: 41:09
CD / TT:

Recorded at the Johanneskirche in Kornwestheim, near Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

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

Cantata BWV 135 [14:38]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Mar, May 1974; Jan 1975

6-CD / TT:

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 40
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 42

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:40]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

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

Hänssler 98.802
Hänssler

Feb 1979

CD / TT: 58:03
CD / TT: 66:27

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

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. 42 - BWV 134-137

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:13]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

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 8573-81168-2
Warner Classics 8573-81168-5

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: 72:13
CD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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5

Music for voices and chamber orchestra [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 135 []

David Nott and Vadim Mazo

Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir and Camerata

Vocal soloists: unknown

Illinois Wesleyan University

1990

LP / TT:

Source: WorldCat Libraries

6

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [15:16]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

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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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:53]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211

Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2: Paris/Zürich
For the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [13:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Vernon Kirk; Bass: Jonathan Brown

Soli Deo Gloria 165

Jul 8-9, 2000

2-CD / TT: 146:54

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Fraumünster, Zürich, Switzerland.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 29 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 2, 3, 38, 135

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:07]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan & Concerto Palatino Brass Ensemble

Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1461

Jun 25-29, 2004

SACD / TT: 71:39

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 2: "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" - Cantatas BWV 177 · 93 · 135

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:55]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25302

Jul 2005

SACD / TT: 57:01

Recorded at Château de Gravenwezel, Belgium.
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11

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 135 «Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder» [C-26]

 

Cantata BWV 135 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Counter-tenor: Jan Börner; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass: Klaus Häger

Gallus Media

Jun 26, 2009

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2001 - April 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Peter Schmidt (May 2005, December 2006)

Cantata BWV 135: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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