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Cantata BWV 152
Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn

Ref.

BWV 152

German Title

Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn

English Title

Walk in the way of faith (by Kelly Baxter, BIS recording's liner notes)

Event

Solo Cantata (for Soprano and Bass) for the 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Readings: Epistle: Galatians 4: 1-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 33-40

Composed

Weimar, 1714
1st performance: December 30, 1714 - Weimar

Text

Salomo Franck

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

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Bass
Orchestra: recorder, oboe, viola d’amore, viola da gamba, continuo
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Duet

Score Vocal & Piano [1.44 MB] | Score BGA [1.67 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 45, Faszikel 3 (BWV 152: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 [cap]

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/3.2 | BC: A 18 | Zwang: K 17 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 31, 2000; Week of April 3, 2005; Week of June 21, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4

Cantatas Vol. 5 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Cantatas BWV 131, BWV 152 & BWV 161 - conducted by Daniel Taylor

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 152 - Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn

 

Cantata BWV 152 []

?

?

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Trésors de la musique TM-17/19 [mx: GCP-405/410]

Nov 10, 1950

3 x 78 rpm

Recoreded at Salle Chopin, Paris, France.
Source: DISMARC

2

Bach: Cantata 152 & Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 152 []

Karl Haas

London Baroque Ensemble

Soprano: Dorothy Bond; Baritone: Robert Irwin

Westminster WL-5067
Westminster XWN-18391

1951

LP / TT:

Recorded in London, England.

3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 53, BWV 200, BWV 152, BWV 158 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 152 [18:19]

Carl Gorvin (Director & Positive Organ)

Kammermusikkreis Emil Seiler

Soprano: Hanni Mack; Baritone: Walter Hauck

Archive Produktion ARC-3104

Apr 15-17, 1953

LP / TT: 41:39

Recorded at Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany.

4

Flowering of the late Baroque orchestral style in the works of J.S. Bach CBF013-CBF016 07/23/1962 [F-014]

 

Cantata BWV 152 []

Sandor Salgo

Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Marie Gibson; Bass: ?
Raymond Dusté (Oboe); Eva Heinitz (Cello); Colin Sterne (Recorder); Walter Trampler (Viola)

Carmel Bach Festival CBF-014

Jul 23, 1962

1 7 in. open reel audio tape

Recorded live at the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.
Source: Online Archive of California

5

J.S. Bach: Kantaten 18 · 152 [L-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 18, 59, 89, 90, 106, 118, 152, 161 & 182 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 152 [17:25]

Jürgen Jürgens

Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg / Leonhardt Consort

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Jacques Villisech

Telefunken SAWT-9442
Teldec 69599

Feb 10-11, 1964

LP / TT: 31:52
2-CD / TT: 148:33

Recorded at Breukenen, Hans Queekhoven, the Netherlands.
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6

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 3: BWV 63, BWV 40, BWV 152 [D-3]

 
 

Cantata BWV 152 [19:12]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Manfred Peters (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe d’amore); Heinz Moster (Viola d’amore); Heinrich Hafereland (Viola da gamba); Werner Taube (Continuo-Cello); Martha Schuster (Obbligato Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 990015

Late 1960’s ? (P 1999)

CD / TT: 67:11

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, , Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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7

Program, 1971-1972, No. 576 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 152 []

Fiora Contino

Indiana University Pro Arte Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University: School of Music

1971-1972

3 sound tape reels

Recorded at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

8

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 64
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 47

Helmuth Rilling

Unidentified Orchestra

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1976

TT: 18:45

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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9

Bach: Cantatas (II) - BWV 42 - BWV 152 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 152 [3:56, 3:05, 2:12, 3:48, 1:40, 5:02 = 19:43]

Mario Videla (Conductor & Organ)

Coral de los Buenos Aires (Director: Jaime Botana Escudero) / Academia Bach de Buenos Aires

Soprano: Ana Maria Osorio; Baritone: Raúl Neumann
Orchestral ensemble: Haydée Francia (Violin concertino); Delia Galan (Violin); Marcela Magin (Viola & viola d’amore); Ricardo Massun (Viola da gamba); Edgardo Zollhofer (Violoncello); Eduardo Alegre (Violone); Ricardo Grätzer (Flauta dulce); Andrés Spiller (Oboe d’amore); Ricardo Camps (Oboe); Maximiano Storani (Oboe); Pedro Chiambaretta (Fagot)

Cosentino IRCO-39C

1983 [issued 1985]

MC (stereo) / TT: 48:51

Editor: Cosentino Grabaciones.
Out of print - no more available.

10

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 37 - BWV 152-156
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 8 - BWV 138-140, 143-159, 161-162
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 46 - BWV 150-153

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 152 [19:08]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano [Seele]: Christoph Wegmann (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Bass [Jesus]: Thomas Hampson

Telefunken 6.35656
Teldec 8.35656 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81164-2
Warner Classics 8573-81164-5

P 1985

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 81:00
6-CD / TT: 403:41
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 66:30
CD / TT: 66:

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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11

J.S. Bach: Dialogue Cantatas - Nos. 57, 58, 59 & 152 [C-2]

Pál Németh

Capella Savaria

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Bass: László Polgár

Hungaroton

Mar, Nov 1988

TT: 17:08

Recorded at Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary.
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12

Bach Solo Cantatas [IU-21]

 

Cantata BWV 152 [17:56]

Jan Harrington

Members of the Indiana University Singers

Soprano: Jana Holzmeier; Bass: Gary Jankowski

Indiana University School of Music

Apr 10, 1988

3 sound tape reels / TT: 67:32

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 152 by J. Harrington.
Source: WorldCat Libraries.

13

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

Jérôme Lejeune

Ricercar Consort

Soprano: Greta de Reyghere; Bass: Max van Egmond

Ricercar

May 1989

TT: 18:39

Recorded at the Abbaye de Stavelot, Brussels, Belgium.

14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume III [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 152 [18:37]

Jeffrey Thomas

(OVPP - No Choir) / American Bach Soloists

Soprano: Christine Brandes; Bass: William Sharp

Koch International Classics 3-7164-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Mar 25-29, 1993

CD / TT: 57:38

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA, USA.
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15

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 2
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas
[B-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 152 [16:52]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 12598
Antoine Marchand CC-72202
Antoine Marchand CC-72230

May 1995

3-CD / TT: 182:29
3-CD / TT: 182:29
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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16

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 5 - BWV 18, 143, 152, 155, 161

 
 

Cantata BWV 152 [17:29]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 841

Feb, Jun, Jul 1997

CD / TT: 78:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 5 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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17

Summer Bach collegium: Bach Cantata Series, Concert I [IU-28]

 

Cantata BWV 152 [15:44]

Jan Harrington

Bach Collegium Orchestra

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 24, 1997

MC / TT: 52:01

Recorded live at Recital Hall, Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 152 by J. Harrington.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

18

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 152 [18:20]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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19

Bach Cantatas Vol. 16: New York
For the Sunday after Christmas

 
 

Cantata BWV 152 [18:01]

John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Gillian Keith; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 137

Dec 31, 2000

CD / TT: 77:29

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
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20

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 131-152-161 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 152 [16:18]

Daniel Taylor

(OVPP - No Choir) / Theatre of Early Music

Soprano: Suzie LeBlanc; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

ATMA Classique ACD2-2279

Aug 12-15, 2001

CD / TT: 56:50

Recorded at Église Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds (Québec), Canada.
See: Cantatas BWV 131, BWV 152 & BWV 161 - conducted by Daniel Taylor
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21

Bach Arias, Duets and Chamber Music [C-8]

Dale Higbee

Carolina Baroque

Soprano: Teresa Radomski; Bass-Baritone: John Williams

Carolina Baroque

Apr 2003

TT: 14:08

Mvts. 2-6. Recorded live at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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22

Bach: Dialogue Cantatas · Dialogkantaten [C-2]

Rainer Kussmaul

RIAS-Kammerchor / Berliner Barock Solisten

Soprano: Dorothea Röschmann; Bass-Baritone: Thomas Quasthoff

Deutsche Grammophon

May-Jun 2007

TT: 16:40

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - February 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Harry W. Crosby (May 2006), Cesar A. Dillon (December 2010), Emiko Hall (Cleofide) (March 2003, August 2004), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012, April 2012), Bradley Lehman (March 2004), Boyd Pehrson (August 2002), Nagamiya Tutomu (May 2005)

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