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Cantata BWV 162
Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe

Ref.

BWV 162

German Title

Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe

English Title

Ah! I see, now as I go to the wedding (by Francis Browne)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 20th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Ephesians 5: 15-21; Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 20th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Weimar, 1715
1st performance: October 25, 1716 - Weimar
2nd performance: October 10, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Johann Rosenmüller (Mvt. 6)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-7 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Alle Menschen müssen sterben

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: Corno da tirarsi, 2 violins, viola, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Aria [S] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [A, T] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.49] | Score BGA [1.44 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 1 (BWV 162: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Jesu, der du meine Seele (1st Alternate Chorale Melody - Zahn: 6783)

References

BGA: XXXIII | NBA: I/25 | BC: A 148 | Zwang: | K 22 First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentaries

English: Crouch | AMG | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 13, 2002; Week of June 12, 2005; Week of June 3, 2012; Week of October 11, 2015

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)

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 54 (Cantatas BWV 5, 162, 180)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 49 (Cantatas BWV 161-164)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 162 [16:36]

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Alyce Rogers; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Hermann Sauter (Trumpet); Günther Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.816
Hänssler 92.049
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Dec 1975; Mar, May 1976

CD / TT: 60:07
CD / TT: 72:00
MP3 / TT: 72:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck; Sound Engineer: Henno Quasthoff.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 162: Complete Cantata [16:42]
CD-2: Cantata BWV 161, BWV 162, BWV 163, BWV 164 [HD: 71:57] | Cantata BWV 161, BWV 162, BWV 163, BWV 164 [71:57]
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2

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. 48 (BWV 158, 159, 161 & 162)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 162 [16:37]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Tobias Eiwanger (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl
CMW: Slide Trumpet: Friedemann Immler; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Erich Höbarth, Anita Mitterer, Andrea Bischof, Peter Schoberwalter, Karl Höffinger, Helmut Mitter; Viola: Josef de Sordi; Violoncellos: Rudolf Leopold; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35657
Teldec 8.35657 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81162-2
Warner Classics 8573-81162-5
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Jan 1983; Oct 10, 1984; May 1985; Apr 1986

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: 61:32
CD / TT: 61:32
MP3 / TT: 60:47

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 162: Complete Cantata [16:32]
CD: Cantatas BWV 158, BWV 159, BWV 161, BWV 162 [61:32]
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 162 [16:22]
Appendix:
Alternate version of Aria for Bass Ach! ich sehe, Itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe (Mvt. 1) [4:14]
Alternate version of Chorale Ach, ich habe schon erblicket (Mvt. 6) [1:13]
Bach revived the piece during his first year as Thomaskantor in 1723, when he took the opportunity to add a slide trumpet in the opening movement to reinforce the viola and in the 6th movement to underpin the chorale melody.

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Foskien Kooistra (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Nicholas Pap (Violone); Jonathan Impett (Corno do tirarsi); Ton Koopman (Harpsichord & Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Francine van der Heijden; Altos: Richard Bryan, Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader]; Barbara Kiebel, Nicola Cleminsan, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carlo Marolla, Tjamke Roelofs, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Martin Kelly, Marina Ascherson; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson; Violone: Nicholas Pap; Corno da tirarsi: Jonathan Impett; Bassoon: Margreet Bongers; Organ continuo: Jon Kleinbussink [Chair Organ I: Garnier; Chair Organ II: Klop]

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203
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Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24
3-CD / TT: 195:24
MP3 / TT: 193:13

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer: Adriaan Verstijnen; Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 162 [HD]: Mvt. 1: Aria [B] [3:51] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] [1:36] + Mvt. 3: Aria [S] [3:28] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] [1:40] + Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [A, T] [4:36] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:16] | Appendix: Mvt. 1: Aria [B] [4:18] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:14]
Buy this album at:
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 3 Cantatas from Weimar I (BWV 12, 54, 162, 182)

 
 

Cantata BWV 162 [15:36]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yumiko Kurisu, Counter-tenor: Yoshikazu Mera, Tenor: Makoto Sakurada, Bass: Peter Kooy
Orchestra: Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu (leader), Keiko Watanabe; Violins 2: Azumi Takada; Mari Ono; Viola 1: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe; Violoncello: Norizumi Moro-oka; Violone: Shigeru Sakurai; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko lmai; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Recorder: Yoshimichi Hamada

BIS CD-791
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Apr 1996

CD / TT: 79:09
MP3 / T: 77:20

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Robert von Bahr; Sound Engineer: Jens Braun; Digital Editing: Hans Kipfer.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 162: Complete Cantata [15:56] | Complete Cantata [15:56]
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 9 (BWV 161-180)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 162 [16:53]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; 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, Claude Paelinck, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Peter Bloemendaal, Frank Tros; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Eva Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Alida Schat, Annabelle Ferdinand, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Mimi Mitchel; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 162/2,3,4]; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Trumpets: Susan Williams; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp [BWV 162/3], Stephen Taylor [BWV 162/2,5], Rien Voskuilen [BWV 162/4]

Brilliant Classics 99377
Brilliant Classics

Mar-Apr 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14
MP3 / TT: 358:19

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:
CD: Cantatas BWV 109, BWV 58, BWV 162 [54:46]
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 11: Genova/Greenwich
For the 20th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 162, 49, 180)
For the 21st Sunday after Trinity (BWV 109, 38, 98, 188)

 
 
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Cantata BWV 162 [16:08]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Alto: Sara Mingardo; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Susan Hamilton, Lucinda Houghton, Gillian Keith, Joanne Lunn, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Simon Baker, Frances Bourne, Mark Chambers, William Towers; Tenors: Gerald O'Beirne, Rory O'Connor, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Geoffrey Davidson, Christopher Foster, Charles Pott
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Kati Debretzeni, Catherine Martin, Debbie Diamond, Desmond Heath; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Matthew Truscott, Deirdre Ward, Stephen Jones; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers, Emma Alter; Cellos: David Watkin, Marilyn Sansom; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Bassoon: Noel Rainbird; Alto Sackbut: Adam Woolf; Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-168
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Nov 4, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:05
MP3 / TT: 144:11

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Genova, Italy.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen [recording], Erdo Groot [post-production] (Polyhymnia International); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Paul Meeldijk; Tape Editors: Ientje Mooij, Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia); Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - October 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herb (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 162: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
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