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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 166
Wo gehest du hin?

Ref.

BWV 166

German Title

Wo gehest du hin?

English Title

Where goest Thou?

Event

Cantata for Cantate [4th Sunday after Easter]
Readings: Epistle: Jas. 1: 17-21; Gospel: John 16: 5-15

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: May 7, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

John 16: 5 (Mvt. 1); Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (Mvt. 3); Ämilie Juliane von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4-5) [Wustmann & Neumann suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiß gar wohl | Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: oboe, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.43 MB] | Score BGA [1.30 MB] | Mvt. 2 - NBA Reconstruction Score | Score of Trio for Organ BWV 584 (arrangement of BWV 166/2)
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 108 (BWV 166: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten | Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

References

BGA: XXXIII | NBA: I/12 | BC: A 71 | Zwang: K 68 | First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | JdW [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 21, 2000; Week of April 16, 2006; Week of October 17, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage Vol. 24
Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 19 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 13 & BWV 166 [C-1]

Helmut Barbe

Kantorei St, Nikolai Berlin-Spandau / Bach Orchestra Berlin

Soprano: Choir; Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Roland Kunz

Cantate / MHS / Vanguard

Nov 1960

LP / TT: 18:11

Recorded at Teldec Studio Berlin Lichterfelde.

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 32
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 50

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Choir; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Sep 1978

TT: 16:45

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

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 166 [17:53]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Christoph Wegmann (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

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

P 1987

2-LP / TT: 104 min
2-CD / TT: 103:28
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 62:53
CD / TT: 62:53

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 

Cantata BWV 166 [14:34]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Choir; Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 166 [17:20]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 24: Altenburg/Warwick
For the 3rd Sunday after Easter (Jubilate)
For for the 4th Sunday after Easter (Cantate)

 
 

Cantata BWV 166 [17:08]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Choir; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 107

May 21, 2000

2-CD / TT: 128:41

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 24
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 19 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 37, 86, 104, 166

 
 

Cantata BWV 166 [16:05]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Choir; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

BIS 1261

Jun 30 / Jul 4, 2001

CD / TT: 63:53

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 19 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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8

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 166 “Wo gehest Du hin“ [C-13]

 

Cantata BWV 166 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Organ)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Guro Hjemli; Counter-tenor: Terry Wey; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media A489

Apr 18, 2008

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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9

J.S. Bach: Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166 [C-20]

 

Cantata BWV 166 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: Holló Csaba

Lutherania

May 5, 2009

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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10

Sacred Bach Cantatas [C-15]

 

Cantata BWV 166 [16:42]

Dale Higbee (Music Director); James Bates (conductor)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Carolina Baroque

Soprano: Teresa Radomski; Contralto: Lee Morgan; Tenor: Richard Cook; Bass-Baritone: Doug Crawley

Carolina Baroque 130

Oct 16, 2009

2-CD / TT: 37:25 + 53:39

Recorded live at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (May 2000 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Balwantray Chauhan (May 2005), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), John Pike (May 2005), Peter Schmidt (May 2005)

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