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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
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]
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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]
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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:
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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:
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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
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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
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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.
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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

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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