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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 16
Herr Gott, dich loben wir

Ref.

BWV 16

German Title

Herr Gott, dich loben wir

English Title

Lord God, we give Thee praise (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ, Holy Name]
Readings: Epistle: Galatians 3: 23-29; Gospel: Luke 2: 21

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: January 1, 1726 - Leipzig
2nd performance: January 1, 1749 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvt. 1); Paul Eber (Mvt. 6); Georg Christian Lehms (Mvts. 2-5)

German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum] | Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: corno da caccia, 2 oboes, oboe da caccia, 2 violins, viola, violetta, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria & Chorus | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.64 MB] | Score BGA [1.92 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella:
Chorale Melodies: Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum] | Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen

References

BGA: II | NBA: I/4 | BC: A 23 | Zwang: K 136 | First Published: BG, 1852 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 9, 2003; Week of September 2, 2007; Week of August 23, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

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

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 4 - BWV 12-14, 16
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 5 - BWV 13, 14 & 16

 
 

Cantata BWV 16 [18:05]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Marius van Altena; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35030
Teldec 8.35030 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81210-2
Warner Classics 8573-81210-5

Jan+Apr 1972

2-LP / TT: 82 min
2-CD / TT: 83:00
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 59:16
CD / TT: 59:16

Recorded at Amsrterdam, the Netherlands.
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2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 20
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 5

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Mar, Oct 1981

TT: 17:30

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas (21st & 23rd Sunday after Trinity) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 16 [15:57]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Derek Lee Ragin; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Archiv Produktion 463586

Dec 1998

CD / TT: 45:30

Recorded at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 16 by J.E. Gardiner.
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4

Bach Edition Vol. 4 - Cantatas Vol. 1

 
 

Cantata BWV 16 [17:32]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99363

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 292:15

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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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 17: Berlin
For for New Year’s Day
For the Sunday after New Year

 
 

Cantata BWV 16 [15:46]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Lucy Ballard; Counter-tenor: Charles Humphries; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 150

Jan 1, 2000

2-CD / TT: 95:54

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Gethsemanekirche in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 16 by J.E. Gardiner.
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6

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 2

Cantata BWV 16 [18:58] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Namiko Tanaka; Tenor: Eiichi Taira; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 02

Dec 10, 2000

CD / TT: 63:10

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. 16
J.S. Bach: New Year's Day Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 17)

 
 

Cantata BWV 16 [16:20]
Appendix: Alternate version of the Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 5) [8:55]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72216
Antoine Marchand CC-72296

Nov 2001

3-CD / TT: 193:10
CD / TT: 69:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

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

Cantata BWV 16 [16:47]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

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

Accent 25304

Jan 2006

SACD / TT: 61:17

Recorded at Miniemenkerk, Brussels, Belgium.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 42 - BWV 13, 16, 32, 72

 
 

Cantata BWV 16 [15:51]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1711

Feb 2008

SACD / TT: 75:24

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - March 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012) 

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