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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 155
Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?

Ref.

BWV 155

German Title

Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?

English Title

My God, how long, ah! How long? (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 6-16; Gospel: John 2: 1-11

Composed

Weimar, 1716
1st performance: January 19, 1716 - Weimar
2nd performance: January 16, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-4); Paul Speratus (Mvt. 5)

German Text | 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 | Hebrew-6 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative | Mvt. 2: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [0.80 MB] | Score BGA [0.99 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 129 (BWV 155: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 32 | Zwang: K 25 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 20, 2002; Week of May 29, 2005; Week of December 6, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1
Discussions - Part 2
Discussions - Part 3

Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 5 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 22
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 47

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Norma Lerer; Tenor: Friedrich Melzer; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz

Hänssler

Feb 1971

TT: 13:02

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

Program, 1984-1985, No. 847 [IU-14]

 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:26]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Apr 16, 1985

2 sound tape reels / TT: 53:20

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

3

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 155 [14:08]

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: Thomas Hampson

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

P 1985

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 81:00
6-CD / TT: 403:41
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 66:33
CD / TT: 66:33

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [13:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203

Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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5

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:58]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Alto: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; 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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6

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:40]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; 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

Bach Cantatas Vol. 19: Greenwich/Romsey
For the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
For the 4th Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [11:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Gerald Finley

Soli Deo Gloria 115

Jan 16-17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 127:33

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, England.
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8

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 155 «mein gott, wie lang, ach lange» [C-21]

 

Cantata BWV 155 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Organ)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Julia Neumann; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Raphael Jud

Gallus Media

Jan 16, 2009

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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9

Bach: Cantates Pour L'épiphanie (81, 72, 81, 156, 155)
Intégrale des cantates sacrées
Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:01]

Susie Napper (Artistic Director); Eric J. Milnes (Conductor)

OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Harry van der Kamp
Violin 1: Olivier Brault, Tanya LaPerrière, Scott Metcalfe; Violin 2: Jacques-André Houle, Ellie Nimeroski, Hélène Plouffe; Viola: Nicolas Fortin, Margaret Little; Cello: Mélisande Corriveau, Susie Napper; Double-bass: Pierre Cartier; Recorder: Mélisande Corriveau, Matthew Jennejohn; Oboe: Marco Cera, Matthew Jennejohn; Bassoon: Anna Marsh; Harpsichord: Erin Helyard; Organ: Eric J. Milnes

ATMA Classique SACD2-2404
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Jun 2010

SACD / TT: 57:39
MP3 / TT: 57:39

Recorded at Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, Canada. Produced & Edited by: Johanne Goyette; Sound Engineer: Carlos Prieto.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - January 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Paul Mytton (January 2014), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

Cantata BWV 155: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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