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Cantata BWV 156
Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe!

Ref.

BWV 156

German Title

Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe!

English Title

I stand with one foot in the grave (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 17-21; Gospel: Matthew 8: 1-13

Composed

Leipzig, 1729
1st performance: January 23, 1729 ? - Leipzig

Text

Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) (Mvts. 3-5); Johann Hermann Schein (Mvt. 2); Kaspar Bienemann (Mvt. 6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Herr, wie du willst, so schick's mit mir | Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: oboe, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia | Mvt. 2: Aria w/ Chorale | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.15 MB] | Score BGA [1.34 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb (o. Sign.) BWV 156 (BWV 156: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II) | Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/6 | BC: A 38 | Zwang: K 175 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 17, 2000; Week of June 1, 2008; Week of January 31, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas BWV 72, 73, 111, 156 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Bach Arias - conducted by Andrea Marcon with Angelika Kirchschlager

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 24
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 48

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Choir; Alto: Hildegard Laurich; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1973

TT: 17:10

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

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 156 [16:22]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Christoph Wegmann (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor) + Choir (in the Aria with Chorale); 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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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume II - Trauerode [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 156 [17:56]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Soprano: Choir; Counter-tenor: Steven Rickards; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass: James Weaver

Koch International Classics 3-7163-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Jan 10-11 & Mar 1-2, 1992

CD / TT: 67:51

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA, USA.
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4

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 156 [16:06]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany [C-8]

 

Cantata BWV 156 [14: 45]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Choir; Contralto: Sara Mingardo; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Archiv Produktion 463582

Jan 22-24, 2000

CD / TT: 57:18

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Chisea di San Marco, Milan, Italy.
See: Cantatas BWV 72, 73, 111, 156 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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6

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 18

Cantata BWV 156 [17:49] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Choir; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 18

May 14, 2000

CD / TT: 65:02

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

7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 20

 
 

Cantata BWV 156 [13:40]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72220

Dec 3, 2001 [Mvt. 2]
May 9-14, 2002 [Mvts. 3-5]
Sep 25-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvt. 1]
Oct 13-19, 2003 [Mvt. 6]

3-CD / TT: 200:22

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

Sacred Bach Cantatas [C-15]

 

Cantata BWV 156 [15:13]

Dale Higbee (Music Director); James Bates (conductor)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Carolina Baroque

Soprano: Teresa Radomski; Contralto: Lee Morgan; Tenor: Richard Cook; Bass-Baritone: Doug Crawley

Carolina Baroque 130

Oct 16, 2009

2-CD / TT: 37:25 + 53:39

Recorded live at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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9

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 156 „Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe!“ [C-32]

 

Cantata BWV 156 []

Rudolf Lutz

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Leonie Gloor; Counter-tenor: Terry Wey; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media

Jan 22, 2010

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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10

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 156 [15:35]

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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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 49 - BWV 156, 159, 171, 188

 
 

Cantata BWV 156 [16:41]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Rachel Nicholls; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1891

Sep 2010

SACD / TT: 72:07

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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12

»Lass deine Güte größer sein als die Gerechtigkeit« [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 156 []

Kay Johannsen

Solistenensemble Stimmkunst / Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Soloists: Alto: Nohad Becker; Bass: Thomas Scharr; Bass: Jens Hamann
solistenensemble stimmkunst: Sopranos: Fanie Antonelou, Franziska Bobe, Anaïs Sarkissian, Julla von Landsberg; Altos: Nohad Becker, Sybille Philippin, Lena Sutor-Wernich, Lidia Vinyes Curtis; Tenors: Nils Giebelhausen, Henning Jensen, Daniel Schreiber, Andreas Weller; Basses: Ekkehard Abele, Jens Hamann, Matthias Horn, Thomas Scharr
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart: Recorders: Daniel Koschitzki, Andrea Ritter; Oboes: Saskia Fikentscher, Claire Sirjacobs; Bassoon: Barbara Meditz; Konzertmeisterin: Isabelle Farr; Violin 1: Isabelle Farr, Eduard Zondereger, Angela Pastor; Violin 2: Miriam Risch-Graulich, Christina Eychmüller; Viola: Katharina Friederich, Chen-Ying Lu-Riebutsch; Violoncello: Melanie Beck, Verena Orlamünder-Volk; Double-bass: Albert Locher; Organ: Andreas Gräsle

YouTube

Jan 24, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the frame of the Canata Cycle Bach:vokal.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 156: Mvt. 1: Sinfonia [2:41] | Nvt. 3: Recitative [B] & Mvt. 4: Aria [A] [6:01] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [B] & Mvt. 6: Chorale [2:54]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2000 - January 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Paul Mytton (January 2014)

Cantata BWV 156: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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

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