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Cantata BWV 154
Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren


Ref.:

BWV 154

German Title

Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

English Title

My dearest Jesus is lost (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 1-6; Gospel: Luke 2: 41-52
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Epiphany Time

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: January 9, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1736-1737 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Jahn (Mvt. 3); Luke 2: 49 (Mvt. 5); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 8); Anon (Mvts. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7) [Wustmann & Neumann suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-7 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Jesu, meiner Seelen Wonne | Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes d'amore, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [T] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria [A] | Mvt. 5: Arioso [B] | Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 7: Aria - Duet [A, T] | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.54 MB] | Score BGA [1.89 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 130 | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 70 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 8
Capella: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 8 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Werde munter, mein Gemüthe | Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 29 | Zwang: K 58 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | HG [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 13, 2002; Week of February 5, 2006; Week of November 8, 2009; Week of January 10, 2016


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 (4th round)

Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Bach: Cantatas, No. 105, No. 154 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 154 []

Arnold Goldsbrough

Ambrosian Singers / English Chamber Orchestra

Contralto: Norma Procter; Tenor: David Galliver; Bass: Owen Grundy
Peter Graeme (Oboe d'amore); Edward Selwyn (Oboe d'amore); Keith Harvey (Cello); Adrian Beers (Double-bass); Charles Spinks (Organ)

British Library Sound Archive NP1638

1963

Music Files

Recorded at St. Mary's, Primrose Hill, London, N.W.3., England.
Source: British Library Sound Archive Catalogue


2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5; Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren, BWV 154 [B-4]
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwork, Folge 4 (BWV 154, 5)
[B-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 154; Canata No. 5
[B-4]

 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [Corona/FSM: 18:15; MHS: 18:36]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Alto: Elisabeth Wacker; Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Michael Schopper
Georg Egger (Violin); Hanspeter Weber, Friedrich Milde (Oboes); Enrique Santiago (Viola); Jacoba Muckel (Cello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Manfred Hug (Organ)

Corona
FSM 43104
Musical Heritage Society MHS-3283

Nov 1972

LP / TT: 40:16
LP / TT: 40:16
LP / TT: 40:57

Recorded at Martin-Luther Kirche, Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 21 (Cantatas BWV 65, 123, 154, 124)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 47 (Cantatas BWV 152-155)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [15:49]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Ann Murray; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Walter Heldwein
Allan Vogel (Oboe); Günther Passin (Oboes d'amore), Hedda Rothweiler (Oboe, Oboes d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Klaus-Peter Hahn (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.872
Hänssler 92.047
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Sep 1978

CD / TT: 65:12
CD / TT: 62:38
MP3 / TT: 62:51

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 152, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 155 [62:35] Cantatas BWV 152, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 155 [62:36]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


4

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. 47 (BWV 154-157)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [15:59]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson
CMW: Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, Valerie Darke, David Reichenberg [BWV 154/4,7], Marie Wolf [BWV 154/4,7]; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Anita Mitterer, Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof, Peter Schoberwalter, Walter Pfeiffer, Karl Höffinger, Helmut Mitter; Violas: Josef de Sordi, Kurt Theiner; Violoncello: Rudolf Leopold; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Harpsichord, Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35656
Teldec 8.35656 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81163-2
Warner Classics 8573-81163-5
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P 1985

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 81:00
6-CD / TT: 403:41
MP3 / TT: 400:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 66:33
CD / TT: 66:33
MP3 / T: 65:48

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [15:54]
CD: Cantatas BWV 154, BWV 155, BWV 156 [66:33]
Buy this album at:
6-CD (1994): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download 6-CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes
15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Amazon.de | iTunes



5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [14:51]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Patrick Beaugireaud (Oboe d'amore)
ABC: Sopranos: Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Francine van der Heijden, Annemieke Rademaker, Melanie Greve; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Kees van Hees
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Nicola Cleminson, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat; Violas: Martin Kelly, Katherine McGillivray; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes d'amore: Patrick Beaugireaud, Michel Henry, Stefaan Verdegem; Bassoon: Sally Jackson; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Bernard Winsemius [choir]; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209
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Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05
3-CD / TT: 206:05
MP3 / TT: 205:18

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Buy this album at:
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Antoine Marchand 3-CD (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


6

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 8 (BWV 141-160)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [14:53]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 154/4], Ofer Frenkel [BWV 154/4]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp

Brilliant Classics 99371
Brilliant Classics

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53
MP3 / TT: 293:34

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 128, BWV 154, BWV 62 [52:44]
Buy this album at:
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 18: Weimar/Leipzig/Hamburg
For Christmas Day & for Epiphany (BWV 63, 191, 65, 123)
For the 1st Sunday after Epiphany (BWV 154, 124, 32)

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantata BWV 154 [16:01]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Nicola Jenkin, Ruby Hughes, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Lucy Ballard, Angus Davidson, William Missin; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Rory O'Connor, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Alexander Ashworth, Christopher Foster, Charles Pott
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Peter Lissauer; Violins 2: Anne Schumann, Ulli Engel, Daphna Ravid; Violas: Jane Rogers, Mari Giske; Cello: Melanie Beck; Double-Bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Patrick Beaugiraud, Mark Radcliffe; Organ: Silas John Standage; Harpsichord: Malcolm Proud

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-174
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Jan 9, 2000

2-CD / TT: 131:09
MP3 / TT: 130:49

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Hauptikirche St Jakobi, Hamburg, Germany.
Balance Engineer: Gerald Goetze (NDR); Recording Engineer: Johannes Kutzner (NDR); Post-production by Floating Earth Ltd; Balance Engineer: Mike Hatch; Tape Editor: Stephen Frost; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Buy this album at:
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 17 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 (BWV 153, 154, 73, 144, 181)

 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [13:58]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Yukie Tamura
Sumihito Uesugi, Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Oboe d'amore I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe d'amore II: Koji Ezaki; Violins 1: Azumi Takada [Leader], Yuko Araki, Keiko Watanabe; Violins 2: Yuko Takeshima, Luna Oda, Mari Ono; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Yoshiaki Maeda; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1221
=

Mar 10-11, 13-15, 2001

CD / TT: 66:53
MP3 / TT: 66:46

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Ingo Petry; Producer: Marion Schwebel; Digital Editing: Christian Starke.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [14:21]
See: Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Buy this album at:
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 4: "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" (Cantatas BWV 16, 153, 65, 154)

 

Cantata BWV 154 [15:13]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Elisabeth Hermans; Alto: Petra Noskaiová; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25304
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Jan 2006

SACD / TT: 61:32
MP3 / TT: 61:18

Recorded at Miniemenkerk, Brussels, Belgium.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [15:14]
Buy this album at:
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10

Bach Festival 75th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert [F75-1]

 

Cantata BWV 154 []

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir / Members of the Opera Cleveland Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Jennifer Lane; Tenor: Stanford Olsen; Bass: Kevin Deas

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music BW CD 07-27

Apr 20, 2007

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & Baldwin-Wallace College Website


11

Desire: J.S. Bach - Cantates (BWV 32 49, 154) [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 154 [14:35]

Marcel Ponseele

(OVPP - No Choir) / Il Gardellino

Soprano: Caroline Weynants; Alto: Patrick Van Goethem; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Lieven Termont

Passacaille PAS-956
=

Jan 14-17, 2008

CD / TT: 67:26
MP3 / TT: 67:15

Recorded at AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium.
Producer: Jan de Winne (Musurgia bvba); Recording & Editing: Jean-Daniel Noir.
Buy this album at:
CD (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
usic Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


12

Neujahrskonzert 2013 (Cantatas BWV 248/5, 58, 154, 168) [C-1]

Cantata BWV 154 [17:09]

Robert Eilers

Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta / Barockorchester L'Arco, Hannover

Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Other soloists: unknown

YouTube

Jan 5, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Hl.-Geist-Kirche Marienhain, Vechta, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Source: Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta
Watch YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [17:09] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [1:07] + Mvt. 8: Chorale [0:59]


13

Chamber Philharmonic Taipei: Bach Cantata Series IV - Joy (Cantatas BWV 138, 139, 145, 154; Motet BWV 227) [C-4]

Cantata BWV 154: Excerpts [5:54] (from a complete performance)

Wilbur Lin

Chamber Philharmonic Taipei & Bach Choir (Chorus-Master: Annabel Liu)

Alto: Yu Chen; Tenor: Ya-Chong Huang; Bass: Choon-Boon Liau

YouTube

Jul 24, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. 4th Concert in Chamber Philharmonic Taipei: Cantata Project.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Excerpts [5:54]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - January 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (March 2011), Walter Roth (June 2004)

Cantata BWV 154: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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