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Cantata BWV 168
Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

Ref.

BWV 168*

German Title

Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

English Title

Give an account of thyself! Thundrous words (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 9th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10: 6-13; Gospel: Luke 16: 1-9
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 9th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: July 29, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1746-1749 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (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-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes d'amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, A] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.29 MB] | Score BGA [1.50 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 152 | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 90 | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 457 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

References

BGA: XXXIII | NBA: I/19 | BC: A 116 | Zwang: K 128 | First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 28, 2002; Week of July 1, 2007; Week of October 2, 2011; Week of October 24, 2016

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Piater Jan Leusink

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 45 (Cantatas BWV 45, 105, 168)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 50 (Cantatas BWV 165-168)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [CD-1: 16:28; CD-2: 16:29]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Nancy Burns; Alto: Verena Gohl; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Otto Winter, Klaus Kärcher (OboeS d'amore); Rudolf Kleib nerr (Continuo Cello); Ulrich Lau (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.807
Hänssler 92.050
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Jun-Jul 1970

CD / TT: 62:47
CD / TT: 64:11
MP3 / TT: 64:43

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Sonopress Tontechnik, Gütersloh; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck/Wolfram Wehnert.
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]
Cantatas BWV 20, BWV 168 [48:49]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1991): Amazon.com
CD-1 (1992): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

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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. 50 (BWV 167-169)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:27]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Helmut Wittek (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Boy Alto: Christian M. Immler (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl
CMW: Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, Valerie Darke; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Erich Höbarth [BWV 168/1], Peter Matzka [BWV 168/1], Anita Mitterer, Andrea Bischof, Peter Schoberwalter, Karl Höffinger, Walter Pfeiffer, Helmut Mitter; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Violoncello: Rudolf Leopold; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35658
Teldec 8.35658 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81160-2
Warner Classics 8573-81160-5
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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: 55:04
CD / TT: 55:04
MP3/ TT: 54:35

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 168: Complete Cantata [13:27] | Complete Cantata [13:36] | Complete Cantata [13:27] | Part 1 [8:43] + Part 2 [5:07]
CD: Cantatas BWV 167, BWV 168, BWV 169 [55:04]
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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
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3

J.S. Bach: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort / BWV 168 (MDR Figaro-Reihe: Kantate) [R-3]

 

Cantata BWV 168 [17 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Leipziger Vocalensemble / Leipziger Barockorchester

Soprano: Juliane Claus; Counter-tenor: Axel Köhler; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Klaus Mertens

MDR Figaro

Jul 28, 1997

CD / TT: 17 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jul 20, 2008.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 19739.
Source: SLUB Dresden

4

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 9 (BWV 161-180)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:55]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; 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, Evert Baarssen, Evert van Engeltijs; 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, Sebastian Holz, Toon van Wezep
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Annelies van der Vegt, Mimi Mitchel, Elin Eriksson, Judith Steenbrick, Rachel Beesley, Wanda Visser; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 168/5]; Double-basses: Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle; Oboes: Eduard Wesley [BWV 168/2,3], Vincent van Ballegooin [BWV 168/2,3]; Nico de Gier; Bassoons: Trudy va der Wulp, Henriëtte Bakker; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Bert Mooiman; Church Organ: Martin Mans

Brilliant Classics 99367
Brilliant Classics

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42
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: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 168: Complete Cantata [14:03]
CD: Cantatas BWV 117, BWV 153, BWV 168 [48:03] | Cantatas BWV 117, BWV 153, BWV 168 [86:56] ???
Buy this album at:
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J.S. Bach: Trinity Cantatas I [C-11]

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:09]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists (Pitch: a'=415 Hz)

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Katharine Fuge, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Nicola Jenkin, Elin Manahan Thomas, Charlotte Mobbs; Altos: David Clegg, Carol Hall, Charles Humphries, William Towers; Tenors: Simon Davies, Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks, Robert Murray; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Thomas Guthrie, Robert Macdonald, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Peter Lissauer, Rebecca Livermore; Violins 2: Anne Schumann, Rudolfo Richter, Daphna David, Stephen Jones; Violas: Jane Rogers, Mari Giske, Emma Alter; Cellos: Richte van der Meer, Christopher Poffley; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Susanne Regel, Mark Baigent; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Organ: Silas Standage; Harpsichord: Howard Moody

Archiv Produktion 363590
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Aug 19, 2000

CD / TT: 62:35
MP3 / TT: 62:19

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Il Duomo di S. Nicolò, Merano, Italy.
Executive Producers: Dr. Isabella de Sabata, Sid McLauchlan; Recording Producer: Nicholas Parker; Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot; Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers, Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Editing: Carl Schuurbiers; Recording Facilities: Polyhymnia International B.V.; Publisher/Sources: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden, revised b y Reinhold Kubik.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [12:44]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: UIrike Grösch)

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello; Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Henriëtte Feith, Vera Lansink, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Dorien Lievers, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Sebastian Brouwer, Henk Gunneman, Tilmann Kögel, Joost van der Linden; Basses: Kees van Hees, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes d'amore: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry; Bassoon: Wouter Verschuren; Lute: Mike Fentross; Continuo: Matthew Halls, Ton Koopman

Antoine Marchand CC-72215
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Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 207:42
MP3 / TT: 207:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 168: Complete Cantata [12:50]
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 17: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” (Cantatas BWV 186, 168, 134, 54)

 

Cantata BWV 168 [25:54]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Elisabeth Hermans; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25317

Sep 2005

SACD / TT: 77:51

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Louvain, Belim, Belgium.
Buy this album at:
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 40 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1725 (BWV 137, 168, 79, 164)

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:04]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Yusuke Fujii, Satoshi Mizukoshi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Oboe d'amore I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe d'amore II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Toda; Violas: Hiroshi Narita, Mina Fukazawa
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Takako Kunugi; Harpsichord: Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imaintinuo

BIS SACD-1671
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Jun 2007

SACD / TT: 57:12
MP3 / TT: 55:45

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Recording Producer: Hans Kipfer; Sound Engineer: Matthias Spitzbarth; Digital Editing: Piotr Furmanczyk; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
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9

Neujahrskonzert 2013 (Cantatas BWV 248/5, 58, 154, 168) [C-1]

Chorale Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 168 [1:16] (from a complete performance)

Robert Eilers

Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta / Barockorchester L'Arco, Hannover

Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Other soloists: unknown

YouTube

Jan 5, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Heilig-Geist-Kirche Marienhain, Vechta, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Source: Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 168: Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:16]

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10

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung, Donnerwort" [D-65]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VII - Das Bach-Jahr 2013

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 []

Conductor & Organ: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Martin C. Janssen

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Noëmi Sohn-Nad; Alto: Antonia Frey; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke; Bass: Peter Harvey
Orchestra: Violins: Plamena Nikitassova, Dorothee Mühleisen; Viola: Martina Bischof; Violoncello: Maya Amrein; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Oboes d'amore: Kerstin Kramp, Ingo Müller; Harpsichord: Nicola Cumer

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen B088
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

Feb 22, 2013

DVD / TT: 82 min
11-DVD / TT: 700 min

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also newly features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 168: Mvt. 1: Aria [B [3:22]
Buy this album at:
DVD (2014): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
11-DVD (2014): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - July 2016)
Thanks to conbtributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Claude Role (October 2013), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 168: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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