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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)

German Text | 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 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Alle Menschen müssen sterben

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: Cor da tirassi, 2 violins, viola, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | 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

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | 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

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

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 54
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 49

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Alyce Rogers; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Dec 1975; Mar, May 1976

TT: 16:36

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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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

Telefunken 6.35657
Teldec 8.35657 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81162-2
Warner Classics 8573-81162-5

Jan 1983; Oct 10, 1984; May 1985; Apr 1986

2-LP / TT: 94 min
2-CD / TT: 95:33
6-CD / TT: 403:41
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 61:32
CD / TT: 61:32

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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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

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203

Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 3 - 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

BIS 791

Apr 1996

CD / TT: 79:09

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

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

Brilliant Classics 99377

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 11: Genova/Greenwich
For the 20th Sunday after Trinity
For the 21st Sunday after Trinity

 
 

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

Soli Deo Gloria 168

Nov 4, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:05

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Cattedtrale di San Lorenzo, Genova, Italy.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - March 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012),

Cantata BWV 162: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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