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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 | 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 (BWV 168: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 90 (BWV 168: Parts) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 457 (BWV 168: Tenor) [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

Commentary

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

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
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 50

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Nancy Burns; Alto: Verena Gohl; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Hänssler

June-July 1970

TT: 16:28

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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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

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

Telefunken 6.35658
Teldec 8.35658 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81160-2
Warner Classics 8573-81160-5

P 1987

2-LP / TT: 104 min
2-CD / TT: 103:28
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 55:04
CD / TT: 55:04

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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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

 
 

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

Brilliant Classics 99367

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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5

J.S. Bach: Trinity Cantatas I [C-11]

 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:09]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 363590

Aug 19, 2000

CD / TT: 62:35

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Il Duomo di S. Nicolò, Merano, Italy.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [12:44]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 207:42

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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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 S’Gravenwezel Castle, Belgium [BWV 186]; Predikherenkerk, Louvain, Belim [BWV 168, BWV 54]; l’Academiezaal, Sint Truiden, Belgium [BWV 134].
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 40 - BWV 79, 137, 164, 168

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:04]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1671

Jun 2007

SACD / TT: 57:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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9

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.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - August 2015)
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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