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Cantata BWV 136
Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz

Ref.

BWV 136

German Title

Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz

English Title

Search me, God, and learn my heart (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Cantata for the 8th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Romans 8: 12-17; Gospel: Matthew 7: 15-23
Musical Context of Bach Cantatas: Motets & Chorales for 8th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: July 18, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 139: 23 (Mvt. 1); Johann Heermann (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [W. Murray Young suggests Christian Weiss, Sr.]

German Text | 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 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wo soll ich fliehen hin

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, oboe, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.23 MB] | Score BGA [2.44 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 20, Faszikel 2 (BWV 136: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wo soll ich fliehen hin / Auf meinen lieben Gott

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/18 | BC: A 111 | Zwang: K 35 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 13, 2000; Week of August 14, 2005; Week of August 28, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements
Recordings of Mass in A Major BWV 234

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

Cantatas Vol. 11 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Morimur - by Hilliard Ensemble

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 136 & BWV 138 [L-4]

 

Cantata BWV 136 []

Diethard Hellmann

Mainz Christuskirche Chor & Mainz Bach Orchester

Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Gerhard Faulstich

Cantate

1960

LP / TT:

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

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 44
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 43

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Sep, Dec 1977; Jan 1978

TT: 19:04

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 34 - BWV 136-139
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 136 [16:43 / 16:51]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Telefunken 6.35608
Teldec 242 619-2 ZK
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81168-2
Warner Classics 8573-81168-5

Oct 21-22+26, Nov 6, 1981; May 21-22, 1982

2-LP / TT: 68 min
CD / TT: 68:11
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 72:13
CD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 136 [14:51]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207

Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 11 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / IV - BWV 46, 95, 136, 138

 
 

Cantata BWV 136 [14:50]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 991

Sep 1998

CD / TT: 67:59

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 11 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 136 [15:53]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99374

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5: Rendsburg/Braunschweig
For the 8th Sunday after Trinity
For the 10th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 136 [15:45]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Brindley Sherratt

Soli Deo Gloria 147

Aug 13, 2000

2-CD / TT: 118:46

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Christkirche, Rendsburg, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 136 "Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz" [C-49]

 

Cantata BWV 136 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Rabbi Bea Wyler

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Alto: Markus Forster; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke, Bass: Ekkehard Abele
Choir: Soprano: Susanne Frei, Leonie Gloor, Guro Hjemli, Noëmi Sohn, Noëmi Tran-Rediger; Alto: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Olivia Heiniger, Damaris Nussbaumer, Alexandra Rawohl; Tenor: Clemens Flämig, manuel Gerber, Nicolas Savoy, Walter Siegel; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Chasper Mani, Valentin Parli, Philippe Rayot
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Plamena Nikitassova, Christine Baumann, Sylvia Gmuer, Martin Korrodi, Olivia Schenkel; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischoff; Violoncello: Maya Amrein, Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Horn: Olivier Picon; Oboe: Katharina Arfken, Dominik Melicharek; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger; Harpsichord: Thomas Leininger

Gallus Media A867

Aug 12, 2011

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, the reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: GALLUS MEDIA AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2000 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Claude Role (November 2006)

Cantata BWV 136: Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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