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Cantata BWV 157
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!


Ref.:

BWV 157

German Title

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!

English Title

I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me! (by C. Stanford Terry, Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the Feast of Purification of Mary [intended for the Funeral of Johann Christoph von Ponickau]
Readings: Epistle: Malachi 3: 1-4; Gospel: Luke 2: 22-32
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Purification of Mary

Composed

Leipzig, 1727
1st performance: February 6, 1727 - Pomßen
2nd performance: February 6, 1728 or later - Leipzig

Text

Genesis 32: 26 (Mvt. 1); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 5); Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) (Mvts. 2-5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Scoring

Soloists: Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus (for the final chorale)
Orchestra: transverse flute, oboe, oboe d'amore, violin solo, 2 violins, violetta (viola), continuo
Mvt. 1: Duet [T, B] | Mvt. 2: Aria [T] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 4: Aria, Recitative & Arioso [B] | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.89 MB] | Score BGA [2.05 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 1046 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 386 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5 [PDF]
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/34 | BC: A 170, B 20 | Zwang: K 163 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

BCW | Crouch | Emmanuel Music | Mincham [1] | Mincham [2] | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 3, 2002; Week of March 23, 2008; Week of November 18, 2012; Week of February 5, 2017


Contents:

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 157 · 55 · 151 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 157 [20:10]

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Herbert Brauer
Kurt Kalmus (Oboe, Oboe d'Amore); Kurt Redel (Flute); Reibhold Barchet (Violin); Max Braun (Cello); Franz Ortner (Double-bass); Jakob Weissenbach (Harpsichord)

Erato LDE-3044
Westminster XWN-18768
Musical Heritage Society MHS-594

Mar 31-Apr 4, 1956

LP / TT:
LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Engineer: H. Jansen.



2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 169 & BWV 157 [L-3]
J.S. Bach: Cantata 157, Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, conducted; Cantata 187, Es wartet alles auf dich, conducted; Cantata 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe
[SA-3]

 

Cantata BWV 157 [18:41 / 20:56]

Diethard Hellmann

Bach-Chor (Kurrende der Christuskirche) & Bach-Orchester Mainz

Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Roland Kunz
Manfred Peters (Flute); Karl Schuch (Oboe & Oboe d'amore); Leopold Hager (Organ); Almut Moster (Cello)

Cantate 6411202
SDG 610105
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1243

Mar 1960

LP / TT: 34:24
LP / TT: 34:24
LP / TT: 34:24

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Buy this album at:
CD: Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings


3

Faculty Recital, 1978 [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 157 []

Jay Wilkey (?)

Instrumental Ensemble

Tenor: Ronald Turner; Baritone: Jay Wilkey
Donald P. Hustad (Organ); Daniel McAninch (Oboe); Thomas Joiner (Violin)

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary MTR-1758

Mar 7, 1978

MC / TT: 60 min

Recorded live in Heeren Recital Hall,. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 7044252)


4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 69 (Cantatas BWV 157, 150, 97)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 48 (Cantatas BWV 156-159)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [19:00]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Renate Greiß (Flute); Günther Passin (Oboe d'amore); Enrique Santiago (Viola d'amore); Ansgar Schneider (Violoncello); HarBertz (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.835
Hänssler 92.048
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Oct 1982; Jul 1983

CD / TT: 63:45
CD / TT: 62:45 / 62:42
MP3 / TT: 62:53

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 156, BWV 157, BWV 158, BWV 159 [62:43] | Cantatas BWV 156, BWV 157, BWV 158, BWV 159 [62:44]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1993): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


5

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 38 (BWV 157-159, 161-163)
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 157 [19:35]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort (with original instruments)

Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Transverse Flute: Walter van Hauwe; Oboe d'amore: Ku Ebbinge; Violins: Lucy van Dael, Marie Leonhardt, Alda Stuurop, Mariet Holtrop, Antoinette van der Hombergh, Marinette Drost; Violas: Staas Swierstra, Ruth Hesseling; Bassoon: Frans R. Berkhout; Violoncello: Wouter Möller; Violone: Nicholas Pap; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt, Glen Wilson; [BWV 157/5]

Telefunken 6.35657
Teldec 8.35657 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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Jan 2-6, 1985

2-LP / TT: 94 min
2-CD / TT: 95:33
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 Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 157: Complete Cantata [19:39]
Cantata BWV 157: Mvt. 1: Duet [T, B] [4:19] + Mvt. 2: Aria [T] [6:59] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [T] [1:37] + Mvt. 4: Aria, Recitative & Arioso [B] [6:11] + Mvt. 5: Chorale [0:57]
CD: Cantatas BWV 154, BWV 155, BWV 156, BWV 157 [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
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Amazon.de | iTunes



6

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 8 (BWV 141-160)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [19:31]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Tenor: Nico van der Meel; 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, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master; Solo: BWV 157/1,4], Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Doube-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Lutes: David van Oooien, Michiel Niessen; Oboe: Peter Frankenberg; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Transverse Flutes: Marion Moonen, Dorothee Janssens [BWV 157/1,7], Kate Clark [BWV 157/4]; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99373
Brilliant Classics

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43
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:
Cantata BWV 157: Complete Cantata [19:39]
CD: Cantatas BWV 73, BWV 125, BWV 157 [55:07] | Cantatas BWV 73, BWV 125, BWV 157 [55:08]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [16:37]

Ton Koopman

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

Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Wilbert Hazelzet (Transverse Flute); Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe & Oboe d'amore); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Henriëtte Feith, Vera Lansink, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Dorien Lievers, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Sebastiaan Brouwer, Henk Gunneman, Tilmann Kögel, Joost van der Linden; Basses: Kees van Hees, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: BWV 157/1,2,4,5: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Transverse Flutes: Wilbert Hazelzet, Brian Berryman; Oboes & Oboes d'amore: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker; Bassoon: Wouter Verschuren; Lute: Mike Fentross; Continuo: Ton Koopman, Matthew Halls
ABO: BWV 157/3: Margaret Faultless, Kati Debretzeni, Lisa Domnisch, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Sebastiaan van Vucht (Violins); Katherine McGillivray (Viola); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Continuo)

Antoine Marchand CC-72218
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Jun 21-27, 2001 [Mvts. 1-3]
Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002 [Mvts. 4-5]

3-CD / TT: 193:02
MP3 / TT: 191:26

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 157: Complete Cantata [16:43]
Cantata BWV 157, w/ Hebrew sub-titles: Mvt. 4: Aria, Recitative & Arioso [B] [5:27]
Buy this album at:
3-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


8

Konzert der Reihe "Johann Sebastian Bach und seine Städte" vom MDR Musiksommer 2009 [R-4]

 

Cantata BWV 157 []

Gotthold Schwarz

Bach Consort Leipzig

Soprano: Miriam Meyer; Soprano: Gesine Adler; Alto: Susanne Krumbiegel; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

MDR Figaro

Jul 20, 2009

2-CD / TT: 99 min

Recorded at Kirche Divi Blasii, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Sep 12, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 20888.
Source: SLUB Dresden


9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 51 - Nun danket alle Gott - Cantatas from Leipzig 1727-32 (BWV 195, 192, 157, 120a)

 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [19:29]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Kooy
Kiyomi Suga (Transverse Flute); Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe d'amore); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin & Viola d'amore); Naoko Imai (Organ)
Chorus: Sopranos: Hana Blažíková, Yoshie Hida, Aki Matsui, Eri Sawae; Altos: Damien Guillon, Tamaki Suzuki, Chiharu Takahashi, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Christoph Genz, Yusuke Fujii, Hiroto Ishikawa, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Toru Kaku, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Transverse Flute: Kiyomi Suga; Oboe/Oboe d'amore I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe/Oboe d'amore II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Hiroshi Narita, Mika Akiha
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Harpsichord: Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1961
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Jun 2011

SACD / TT: 80:18
MP3 / TT: 80:09

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuners: Akimi Hayashi, Matthieu Garnier [Organ: BWV 120a/4]; Producer: Ingo Petry; Sound Engineer: Marion Schwebel; Post-production: Editing: Nora Brandenburg; Mixing: Ingo Petry; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 157: Complete Cantata [19:45]
Buy this album at:
SACD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


10

Tavaszi Bach-est Sopronban (Cantatas BWV 82, 157, 106) [C-2]

Cantata BWV 157 [20:24]

Zoltán Kocsis-Holper

Kórus Spontánusz / Instrumental ensemble

Tenor: Árpád Palotai; Bass: Zoltán Kocsis-Holper
Erika Jacsó, Ildikó Marth-Kovács (Flutes); Diána Szénási-Szabó (Oboe); Lilla Süliné Huszár (Violin); Katalin Nemesné Palotai (Cello); Erzsébet Bencsik (Continuo)

YouTube

Mar 29, 2014

Video / TT: 64:52

Recorded & filmed live at Református templom (Reformed Church), Sopron, Hungary, during Tavaszi Bach-est Sopronban (Bach Spring evening in Sopron).
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 157: Complete Cantata [20:24]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2002 - January 2017)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (September 2005, March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), David Sherr (November 2004)

Cantata BWV 157: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


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