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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
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Turning Time

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)

Text: German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | German-7 | 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-1 | 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 [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [B] & Chorus | Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 5: Aria [T] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.64 MB] | Score BGA [1.92 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 45, Faszikel 7 | D-B Am.B 102-104, Faszikel 1 (Am.B 102) | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 44 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 100 [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

Commentaries

English: 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; January 1, 2017


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)

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

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-00685 [R-23]

 

Cantata BWV 16 [20:45]

Max Thurn

Members of NDR-Chor / Members of Hamburger Rundfunkorchester

Alto: Ursula Zollenkopf; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk
Wilhelm Schaper (Oboe da caccia); Gogalla, Ernst (Corno da caccia); Rudolf Haubold (Bach Trumpet)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Dec 10, 1956

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.


2

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 (with original instruments)

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Marius van Altena; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Violins: Marie Leonhardt [Solo], Lucy van Dael; Alda Stuurop, Antoinette van den Hombergh, Janneke van der Meer, Violas: Wim ten Have, Wiel Peeters; Violoncellos: Anner Bylsma, Dijck Koster; Violone: Anthony Woodrow; Corno da caccia: Hermann Baumann; Oboes: Ku Ebbinge, Maarten Karres; Oboe da caccia: Jürg Schaeftlein [BWV 16/5]; Bassoon: Peter Mauruschat; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen

Telefunken 6.35030
Teldec 8.35030 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
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Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81210-2
Warner Classics 8573--5
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Jan+Apr 1972

2-LP / TT: 82 min
2-CD / TT: 83:00
6-CD / TT: 386:45
MP3 / TT: 384:39
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 59:16
CD / TT: 59:16
MP3 / TT: 69:11

Recorded at Amsrterdam, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 16: Complete Cantata [18:04] | Complete Cantata [18:03] | Complete Cantata [18:05] | Complete Cantata [22:01] ??
Cantata BWV 16 w/ Score: Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:03]
Cantata BWV 16: Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) [1:41] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] [1:21] + Mvt. 3: Aria [B] & Chorus [3:57] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] [1:33] + Mvt. 5: Aria [T] [8:53] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:09]
CD: Cantatas BWV 13, BWV 14, BWV 16 [59:16]
Buy this album at:

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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 (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes




3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 20 (Cantatas BWV 16, 171, 153, 58)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 5 (Cantatas BWV 14, 16-18)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 16 [17:30]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Johannes Ritzkowsky (Horn); Diethelm Jonas, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Walter Forchert (Concert-master); Adelheid Böckheler (Viola); Helmut Veihelmann (Continuo Cello); Martin Ostertag (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.871
Hänssler 92.005
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Mar, Oct 1981

CD / TT: 62:19
CD / TT: 66:01/ 67:31
MP3 / TT: 65:51

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 16: Complete Cantata [17:51] | Complete Cantata [30:27]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 14, BWV 16, BWV 17, BWV 18 [66:01] | Cantatas BWV 14, BWV 16, BWV 17, BWV 18 [66:00] | Cantatas BWV 14, BWV 16, BWV 17, BWV 18 [66:31]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amaszon.co.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2003): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2: Amazon.com
CD-2: Amazon.com
CD-2: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for 21st & 23rd Sunday after Trinity (BWV 98, 139, 16) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 16 [15:57]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists (on authentic instruments)

Counter-tenor: Derek Lee Ragin; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz
MC: Sopranos: Constanze Backes, Nicola Jenkin, Donna Deam, Suzanne Flowers; Altos: Angus Davidson, Charles Humphries, Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenors: Simon Davies, Gerald O'Beirne, Paul Tindall; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Simon Oberst, Robert Macdonald
EBS: Violins 1: Maya Homburger [Leader], Anne Schumann, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Peter Lissauer; Violins 2: Kati Debretzeni, Adrian Butterfield, Henrietta Wayne; Violas: Rosemary Nalden, Lisa Cochrane; Violoncellos: Ruth Alford, Catherine Rimer; Doube-bass: Judith Evans; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway; Oboe da caccia: Katherina Arfken; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Corno da caccia: Mark Bennett; Organ: Alastair Ross; Harpsichord: Gary Cooper

Archiv Produktion 463586
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Dec 1998

CD / TT: 45:30
MP3 / TT: 45:39

Recorded at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.
Executive Producer: David R. Murray; Production Manager: Isabella de Sabata; Recording Producer: Hans Bernhard Bätzing; Balance Engineer: Rainer Maillard; Recording Engineer: Jürgen Bulgrin; Publisher/Sources: Breikopf & Härtel, revised by Reinhold Kubik.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 16 by J.E. Gardiner.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 16: Complete Cantata [15:56]
Buy this album at:
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 4 - Cantatas Vol. 1
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 1 (BWV 1-20)

 
 
 
 

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
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Herjan Pullen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Even Baarsen, Evert Jan Engeltjes; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Arjen Nap, Edwin Smit, Fre Dirk van Roest, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver; Tenors: Frans Benschop, Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Peter Bloemendaal, Marijn Takken; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Sebastian Holz, Toon van Wezep
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Ammelies van der Vegt, Mimi Mitchel, Elin Eriksson, Judith Steenbrink, Rachael Beesley, Wander Visser; Violas: Jan Willem Vis [Solo], Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp; Doubles-bass: Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Eduard Wesley, Nico de Gier; Bassoons: Trudy va der Wulp, Henriëtte Bakker; Natural Hor: Teunis van der Zwart; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Bert Mooiman; Church Organ: Maartin Mans

Brilliant Classics 99363
Brilliant Classics

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 292:15
MP3 / TT: 370:43

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 Enginner & Recording Engineer: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 16: Complete Cantata [17:42] | Mvt. 1: Chorus + Mvt. 3: Chorus & Aria [B] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [6:32]
CD: Cantatas BWV 16, BWV 170, BWV 133 [58:49]
Buy this album at:
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Music Dowload (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 17: Berlin
For for New Year’s Day (BWV 143, 41, 16, 171)
For the Sunday after New Year (BWV 153, 58)

 
 
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2.

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
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Katharine Fuge, Nicola Jenkin, Ruby Hughes, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Lucy Ballard, Angus Davidson, Charles Humphries, William Missin; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Rory O'Connor, Iain Rhodes, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Alexander Ashworth, Christopher Foster, Michael McCarthy, Charles Pott
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Peter Lissauer, Matthew Truscott, Violins 2: Anne Schumann, Rodolfo Richter, Ulli Engel, Daphna Ravid; Violas: Jane Rogers, Mari Giske, Emma Alter; Cellos: Alison McGillivray, Catherine Rimer; Double Bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Patrick Beaugiraud, Mark Radcliffe; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Horns: Michael Thompson, Robin Cane, Gabriele Cassone, Luca Marzana; Organ: Malcolm Proud; Harpsichord: Silas J. Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-150
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Jan 1, 2000

2-CD / TT: 95:54
MP3 / TT: 95:23

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Gethsemanekirche in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Everett Porter, Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Matthijs Ruijter (Polyhymnia), Tiemen Boelens (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Ientje Mooij; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 16 by J.E. Gardiner.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 16: Complete Cantata [15:52] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [1:45]
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2009): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
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7

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

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

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


8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 16
J.S. Bach: New Year's Day Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 17: BWV 171, 41, 28, 16)

 
 
 
 

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
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Katherine McGillivray (Viola); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe, Oboe da caccia); Andrew Clark (Horn); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: Mariëtte Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith, Melanie Greve, Loes Groot Antink, Francine van der Heijden, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Sebastian Brouwer, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Silvia Schweinberger; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Nicky Akeroyd; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry; Bassoon: Wouter Verschuren; Horns: Andrew Clark, François Mérand; Lute: Mike Fentross; Continuo: Ton Koopman, Matthew Halls

Antoine Marchand CC-72216
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Antoine Marchand CC-72296
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Nov 2001

3-CD / TT: 193:10
MP3 / TT: 192:32
CD / TT: 69:47
MP3 / TT: 69:36

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantatas BWV 11, BWV 12, BWV 13, BWV 14, BWV 16 [100:05]
Buy this album at:
3-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3-CD (2006): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes
Single Colume CD (2009): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


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 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 ACC-25304
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Jan 2006

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

Recorded at Miniemenkerk, Brussels, Belgium.
Buy this album at:
SACD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


10

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
Instrumental soloists: Toshio Shimada (Corno da caccia); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe & Oboe da caccia); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin)
Chorus: Sopranos: Rachel Nicholls, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Hiroto Ishikawa, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Corno da caccia: Toshio Shimada; Oboe I / Oboe da caccia: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe II: Yukari Maehashi; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1711
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Feb 2008

SACD / TT: 75:24
MP3 / TT: 75:16

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Recording Producer & Digital Editing: Andreas Ruge; Sound Engineer: Matthias Spitzbarth; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Buy this album at:
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11

Bach: Cantate Number 16 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 16 [13:43]

Harold Rosenbaum

University at Buffalo Choir

Soprano: Taylor Harding; Baritone: Daniel Rotshtegn
Accompaniment: unknown player

YouTube

Dec 4, 2013 [Published: Dec 8, 2013]

Video / TT:

Rec orded & filmed live at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, New York, USA.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 16: Complete Cantata [13:43]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - January 2017)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 16: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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