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Cantata BWV 137
Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

Ref.

BWV 137

German Title

Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

English Title

Praise the Lord, the mighty King of honour (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for 12th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-11; Gospel: Mark 7: 31-37
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 12th Sunday after Trinity
Or Inauguration of the Leipzig Town Council

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: August 19, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1746-1747 - Leipzig

Text

Joachim Neander

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-8 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.59 MB] | Score BGA [2.29 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Thomana 137 (BWV 137: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 5 ch
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/20 | BC: A 124 | Zwang: K 129 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek [inc.]

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of September 2, 2001; Week of July 8, 2007; Week of December 4, 2011

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. 6

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 9 & BWV 137 [A-3]

Hans Grischkat

Stuttgart Choral Society / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Soprano: Claire Fassbender-Luz; Contralto: Eva Dräger; Tenor: Klaus Stemann; Bass: Bruno Müller

Renaissance

June 1951

LP / TT:

 

2

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas VII
J.S. Bach: Kantaten
4. Folge

 

Cantata BWV 137 [22:47]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano & Alto: Soloists of Thomanerchor Leipzig (no names); Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Johannes Oettel

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-455
Cantate 657-605
SDG 910-121

May 1953

CD / TT: 65:16
LP / TT:
LP / TT:
MC / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

Bach: Cantatas BWV 137 & BWV 140 [E-1]

Cantata BWV 137 [17:22]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of Munich State Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Chloë Owen; Alto: ?; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken LW-50057
Decca Eclipse

Sep 3-4, 1956

LP / TT: 17:22
LP / TT: 51:30

Recorded at Bavaria-Studio, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Producer: Grenzebach/Giesen.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 137 by K. Richter.

4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 137 & BWV 190 [C-3] (LP)
J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 137, 190, 131 [
[C-3] (CD)

Hans Thamm

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Das Consortium Musicum

Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara; Alto: Ingeborg Ruß; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Franz Crass

EMI Elektrola (LP) / Rondeau Production (CD)

Aug 1966

TT: 15:38

Recorded in Münster zu Heilsbronn/Mittelfranken.
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5

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 5: BWV 94, BWV 101, BWV 137 [D-5]

 
 

Cantata BWV 137 [17:44]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Wolfgang Anheisser
Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Karl-Heinz Dieckmann (Oboe); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Heinz Zickler (Bach Trumpet); Hernert Thal (Bach Trumpet); Matthias Hellmann (Bach Trumpet); Ruth Hellmann (Solo-Violin); Almut Moster (Continuo-Cello); André Luy (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 200001

Late 1960’s ? (P 2000)

CD / TT: 77:51

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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6

Festliches Konzert zum Erntedanktag mit Einweihung der erneuerten Orgel / Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden-Neustadt, Sonntag, den 1. Oktober 1972, 17 Uhr [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 137 []

Karl Frotscher

Kantorei der Martin-Luther-Kirche (Römhildchor); Dresdner Bachchor / Collegium Musicum; Bläser der Dresdner Philharmonie.

Soprano: Christiane Franke; Tenor: Karl-Heinz Koch; Bass: Siegfried Baubkus
Ursula Schnorr von Carolsfeld (Violin); Ludwig Güttler (Trumpet); Hans Otto (Organ)

Musik an der Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden

Oct 1, 1972

Tape / TT: 77 min

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TBA-B 333.
Source: SLUB Dresden & WorldCat Libraries

7

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwork, Folge 6 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 137 [15:40]

Siegfried Bauer

Kantorei der Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg / Stuttgarter Bachorchester

Soprano: Magdalene Schreiber; Alto: Margret Jetter; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz

FSM 33136

Mar 1973

LP / TT: 37:25

Recorded at Kirche der Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg, Germany.

8

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 27
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

Cantata BWV 137 [17:17]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Friedrich Melzer; Bass: Bruce Abel

Erato STU-70672
Erato 2584-61402-2

Oct 1973

LP / TT: 42:14
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Kantaten [C-2], [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 137 []

Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

Tölzer Knabenchor / Collegium Aureum

Boy Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl (Soloist from Tölzer Knabenchor); Boy Alto: Seppi Kronwitter (Soloist from Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Ulrich Studer

EMI Electrola
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 1C-265-99667
Orbis 66 399 7

Apr 1977

LP / TT:

Recorded at Pfarrkirche, Lenggries, Bavaria, Germany.

10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Mar 1975; Mar, Oct 1976; June 1977

TT: 15:32

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 137 by K. Richter. Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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11

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 10
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 43

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Dec 1980; Mar 1981; Mar 1982

TT: 14:53

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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12

Bach: Kantaten BWV 71, BWV 137, BWV 192 [L-12]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 137, BWV 21 [C-4]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas IV
Bach: Kantaten BWV 80, BWV 137, BWV 26
[C-16]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 137 [15:08 / 15:07]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Ludwig Güttler (Trumpet I); Kurt Sandau (Trumpet II); Heinz Stiefel (Trumpet III); Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Günter Heidrich (Oboe I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe II); Gunar Kaltofen (V)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827663
Eurodisc 201419-366
Leipzig Classics BC-2175-2
=
Leipzig Classics 0018272BC
Corona Classic Collection 0001142CCC
=

Jan, Apr 1981; Feb 1982

LP / TT: 47:12
LP / TT: 47:12
CD / TT: 54:58
MP3 / TT: 54:48
CD / TT: 54:58
CD / TT: 58:22
MP3 / TT: 58:12

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineers: Eberhard Richter. Recording Enginneer: Horst-Dieter Käppler; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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13

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 137 [14:00 / 14:06]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Alan Bergius (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Albert Hartinger

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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14

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 137 [14:49]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch: Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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15

Bach Cantatas Vol. 6: Köthen/Frankfurt
For the 12th Sunday after Trinity
For the 13th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 137 [12:49]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 134

Sep 10, 2000

2-CD / TT: 108:56

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Jakobskirche, Köthen, Germany.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 6
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16

J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Kantaten 78, 137, 35 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 137 []

Wilfried Schnetzler

Bach-Kantorei / Orchester ad fontes

Soprano: Dorothea Frey; Counter-tenor: Christopher Robson; Tenor: Hermann Oswald; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Bach-Kantorei / Aure Ridenti AR-000924

Sep 23-24, 2000

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Evang. Kirche Teufen [Sep 23] / Klosterkirche Rheinau [Sep 24], Switzerland.
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17

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 137 [12:24]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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18

J.S. Bach: Cantate e Mottetti, Vol. III [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 137 [17:29]
Appenix: Chorus Lobe den herren [4:04]

Conductor: Michael Radulescu; Artistic Director & Assistant: Margherita Dalla Vecchia

Laboratorio vocale e instrumentale "Il Teatro Armonico"

Sopranos: Patrizia Vaccari, Laura Fabris; Altos: Michel van Goethem, Elena Biscuola; Tenor: Baltazar Zuniga,; Basses: Yiannis Vassilakis, Marco Radaelli

ADO 2004

Oct 20, 2004

CD / TT: 78:12

Recorded live at Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Italy.

19

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 16

Cantata BWV 137 [15:28] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Masayuki Hashimoto

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

BWV 137: Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miwako Horii

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 16

May 15, 2005

CD / TT: 42:21

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

20

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 172 & 137, "Erschallet ihr Lieder" & "Lobe den Herren"; A. Vivaldi: Gloria RV 589 (Chorsinfonisches Konzert) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 137 []

Anna Mertens

Kantoreien Neustadt und Eisenberg / Reussisches Kammerorchster Gera

Soprano: Elisabeth Herrmann; Counter-tenor: Ulf Zastrau; Bass: Maik Gruchenberg

Ulf Zastrau

Jul 2, 2005

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stadtkirche Eisenberg, Thuringia, Germany.
Source: Ulf Zastrau, Countertenor: Diskographie

21

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 40 - BWV 79, 137, 164, 168

 
 

Cantata BWV 137 [12:51]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1671

Jun 2007

SACD / TT: 57:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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22

Bruhns, Orchestral Suite, Cantatas 137& 159 [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 137 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 13

Feb 1, 2009

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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23

Festmusik in der Bürgersaalkirche München zum 400-jährigen - Bestehen der Marianischen Männerkongregation [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 137 []

Michael Hartmann

Chor der Bürgersaalkirche München / Odeon-Ensemble München

Soprano: Katja Stuber, Counter-tenor: Valer Barna-Sabadus; Tenor: Robert Sellier; Bass: Benjamin Appl

Oehms Classics 773

May 2010

CD / TT: 56:19

Recorded at Bürgersaalkirche, Munich, Germany.

24

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 137 „Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren“ [C-38]

 

Cantata BWV 137 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Miriam Feuersinger; Alto: Claude Eichenberger; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media

Aug 20, 2010

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2001 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Marijke Halberstadt (March 2003), Matthias Hansen (March 2006, August 2006, June 2009, June 2011, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012, April 2012), Harald Kurama (November 2010), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Christian Moll (October 2009), Walter Roth (June 2004), Keiji Saito (July 2011), Peter Smaill (August 2006), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007), Roland Wörner (October 2002)

Cantata BWV 137: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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