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Cantata BWV 165
O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad

Ref.

BWV 165

German Title

O heilges Geist und Wasserbad

English Title

O Holy Ghost and water bath (by W. Murray Young)

Event

Cantata for Trinity Sunday
Readings: Epistle: Romans 11: 33-36; Gospel: John 3: 1-15
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Trinity Sunday

Composed

Weimar, 1715
1st performance: June 16, 1715 - Weimar
2nd performance: June 4, 1724 ? - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Ludwig Helmbold (Mvt. 6)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | 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: Nun laßt uns Gott dem Herren

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola, continuo (+ bassoon & cello)
Mvt. 1: Aria [S] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [A] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria [T] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [0.95 MB] | Score BGA [1.19 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): - [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Nun laßt uns Gott dem Herren

References

BGA: XXXIII | NBA: I/15 | BC: A 90 | Zwang: K 19 | First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 18, 2000; Week of May 1, 2005; Week of March 20, 2011; Week of May 22, 2016

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

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 38 (Cantatas BWV 175, 165, 75)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 50 (Cantatas BWV 165-168)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 165 [CD-1: 13:11; CD-2: 12:58]

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Alyce Rogers; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Walter Forchert (Violin); Friedemann Schulz (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.891
Hänssler 92.050
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Dec 1975; Apr-May 1976

CD / TT: 64:30
CD / TT: 64:11
MP3 / TT: 64:43

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck; Sound Engineer: Henno Quasthoff.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 165, BWV 166, BWV 167, BWV 168 [HD: 64:13] | Cantatas BWV 165, BWV 166, BWV 167, BWV 168 [64:14]
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CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 39 (BWV 164-169)
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 9 (BWV 163-182)
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 (BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199)
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 49 (BWV 163-166)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 165 [12:31]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort (with original instruments)

Boy Soprano: Tobias Eiwanger; Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Bassoon: Frans Berkhout; Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Lucy van Dael, Alda Stuurop [BWV 165/5], Mariet Holtrop, Antoinette van der Hombergh, Marinette Drost; Violas: Staas Swierstra, Ruth Hesseling, Violoncellos: Wouter Möller, Richte van der Meer; Violone: Nicholas Pap; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt [BWV 165:2,3], Bob van Asperen [BWV 165/1,4,5], Glen Wilson [BWV 165/6]

Telefunken 6.35658
Teldec 8.35658 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81161-2
Warner Classics 8573-81161-5
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P 1987

2-LP / TT: 104 min
2-CD / TT: 103:28
6-CD / TT: 366:45
MP3 / TT: 362:32
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 62:53
CD / TT: 62:53
MP3 / TT: 61:51

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 165: Complete Cantata [12:36] | Complete Cantata [12:36]
Cantata BWV 165: Mvt. 1: Aria [S] [3:57]
CD: Cantatas BWV 163, BWV 164, BWV 165, BWV 166 [62:53]
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15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 165 [11:56]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Foskien Kooistra (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); 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; Bas: 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 165: Complete Cantata [11:58]
Cantata BWV 165: Mvt. 1: Aria [S] [2:35] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] [1:18] + Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [2:14] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] [2:02] + Mvt. 5: Aria [T] [3:09] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [0:42]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download: Amazon.com | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

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4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 4 - Cantatas from Weimar II (BWV 163, 165, 185, 199)

 
 

Cantata BWV 165 [12:15]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Aki Yanagisawa; Alto: Akira Tachikawa; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Stephan Schreckenberger
Orchestra: Violins: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Mari Ono: Azumi Takada, Yuko Takeshima, Keiko Watanabe, Amiko Watabe; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Ryoko Moro-oka; Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki [Principal], Norizumi Moro-oka; Violone: Shigeru Sakurai; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka

BIS CD-801
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Jun 1996

CD / TT: 66:16
MP3 / TT: 66:10

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer & Digital Editing: Jens Braun; Sound Engineer: Ingo Petry.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 9 (BWV 161-180)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 165 [13:13]

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, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Herjan Pullen, Gerwin Zwep, Evert Jan Engeltjes, Erik Guldenaar, Jaap Hoogendoors, Henri Noordmans; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Arjen Nap, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Willem Prins, Edwin Smit; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Frans Benschop, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal, Jan Pullen; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Piet Schuyn, Gerrit van Haaken
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Foskien Kooistra, Jun Okada, Mimi Mitchel, Fiorenza De Donatis; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam, Bernadette Verhagen; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle; Bassoons: Trudy va der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor

Brilliant Classics 99364
Brilliant Classics

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16
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 Engineer & 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 165: Complete Cantata [13:18]
CD: Cantatas BWV 111, BWV 159, BWV 165, BWV 22 [64:10]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes | iTunes

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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 27: Blythburgh/Kirkwell
For Whit Tuesday (BWV 184, 175)
For Trinity Sunday (BWV 194, 176, 165, 129)

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 165 [12:54]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Katharine Fuge, Elisabeth Priday, Joanne Lunn; Altos: Elinor Carter, Mark Chambers, Angus Davidson, Charles Humphries; Tenors: Rory O'Connor, Paul Tindall, Peter Butterfield, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Charles Pott, Robert Evans, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Penelope Spencer, Catherine Martin, Debbie Diamond, Jane Gillie; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Matthew Truscott, Silvia Schweinberger, Desmond Heath; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Katherine McGillivray, Colin Kitching; Cellos: Melanie Beck, Helen Verney; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Harpsichord: Howard Moody; Organ: Robert Quinney

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-138
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Jun 18, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:27
MP3 / TT: 110:28

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.
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7

J.S. Bach: O heiliges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165 (MDR-Figaro-Reihe Kantate) [R-1]

 

Cantata BWV 165 [16 min]

Gotthold Schwarz

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Heike Maria Kumlin (as Heike Kumlin); Alto: Alexandra Röseler; Tenor: Martin Krumbiegel; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

MDR Figaro

Jun 14, 2003

MC / TT: 16 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany,. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jun 6, 2004.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2441.
Source: SLUB Dresden

8

X. Kantatengottesdienst: J.S. Bach Kantate zum Trinitatisfest "O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad", BWV 165; J.P. Krieger: "Heilig, heilig, heilig"; H. Schütz: "Das ist je gewisslich wahr", SWV 388 [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 165: Mvts. 1 & 5 [5:42] (from a complete performance)

Dominik Beykirch

Ensemble Mitteldeutsche Kammerkantate

Soloists: unknown (members of the ensemble)

YouTube

May 26, 2013

Audio / TT

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Source: Ensemble Mitteldeutsche Kammerkantate | Mitteldeutsche Kammerkantate on Facebook
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 165: Mvt. 1: Aria [S] [3:07] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] + Mvt. 3: Aria [A] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] + Mvt. 5: Aria [T] [2:35] + Mvt. 6: Chorale

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The Valley of Tears - La Vallée des Pleurs (Works by Schütz, Bach and Praetorius) [C-7]

 
 
 
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Cantata BWV 165 [13:40]

Daniel Taylor (Artistic Director & Conductor)

Choir of the Schola Cantorum, Toronto / Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music

Soprano: Agnes Zsigovics; Alto: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Rufus Müller; Baritone: Alexander Dobson
Choir: Sopranos: Erin Cooper-Gay, Michele DeBoer, Rebecca Genge, Elizabeth Hetherington, Ellen McAteer, Julia Morson, Hannah Tarder-Stoll, Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, Agnes Zsigovics; Altos: Kristina Alexander, Rebecca Claborn, Kyle Guilfoyle, Simon Honeyman, Peter Mahon, Ryan McDonald, Jennifer Routhier, Jessica Wright; Tenors: David Arnot-Johnston, Isaiah Bell, Charles Davidson, Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, Rufus Müller; Basses: Alexander Dobson, Graham Robinson, David Roth, Geoffrey Sirett
Orchestra: Cristina Zacharias (Violin I); Kathleen Kajioka (Violin II); Patrick Jordan (Viola); Sylvain Bergeron (Lute); Christina Mahler, Amanda Keesmaat (Cellos); Alison Mackay (Double-bass); Paul Jenkins (Organ); Christopher Bagan (Harpsichord)

Analekta AN2-9144
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Apr 2014

CD / TT: 49:14
MP3 / TT: 49:39

Recorded at Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Producer, Sound Engineer; Mix & Mastering: Carl Talbot; Sound Engineer; Editing: Jeremy Tusz; Executive Producer, Artistic Director: François Mario Labbé; Production Manager: Julie M. Fournier; Production Assistant: Kathleen Désilets.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 165: Mvt. 1: Aria [S] [3:53]
Buy this album at:
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (June 2000 - May 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008)

Cantata BWV 165: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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