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Cantata BWV 184
Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

Ref.

BWV 184

German Title

Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

English Title

Long-for light of joy (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Whit Tuesday [3rd Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 8: 14-17; Gospel: John 10: 1-10

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: May 30, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: June 3, 1727 - Leipzig (Tatiana Shabalina, 2009)
3rd performance: May 15, 1731 - Leipzig

Text

Anarg von Wildenfels (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvt. 1-4, 6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-7 | 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 Text: O Herre Gott, dein göttlichs Wort

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative | Mvt. 2: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale | Mvt. 6: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [1.73 MB] | Score BGA [2.21 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 77 (BWV 184: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 24 (BWV 184, 0184a/1, 2, 4-6: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 5 ver
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: O Herre Gott, dein göttlich(s) Wort

References

BGA: XXXVII | NBA: I/14 | BC: A 88 | Zwang: K 73 | First Published: BG, 1891 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 3, 2003; Week of May 21, 2006; Week of March 6, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 184
Details of Cantata BWV 184a
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 184

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

Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 37
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 55

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schnaut; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Sep 1976; Jan, Apr 1977

TT: 23:56

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 42 - BWV 180-184
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 10 - BWV 183-188, 192, 194-199
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 55 - BWV 183-185

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [23:26]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Alexander Raymann (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35799
Teldec 8.35799 ZK & 242 738-2
Teldec 4509-91764-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81155-2
Warner Classics 8573-81155-5

Jan 10-11, 1987

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 107:21
6-CD / TT: 300:04
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 51:46
CD / TT: 51:46

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands>
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3

Brattleboro Music center presents: Marlboro Music Festival rehearsal, 1993-07-22 [F-1993]

 

Cantata BWV 184 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Martha Elliott; Mezzo-soprano: Mary Nessinger; Tenor: Patrick Romano
Dejan Gavrić, Alex Ogle (Flutes); Peggy Spencer (Violin); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Joseph Carver (Double bass); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 23, 1993

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There are also MC’s of the rehearsal from July 22, 1993.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [21:02]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Gerd Türk

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207

Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [22:12]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Sopranos: Ruth Holton (Mvt. 2), Marjon Strijk (Mvt. 6); 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. 27: Blythburgh/Kirkwell
For Whit Tuesday
For Trinity Sunday

 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [21:47]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Christoph Genz

Soli Deo Gloria 138

Jun 13, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:27

Live recordings frthe Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity,
Blythburgh, England.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 20 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 44, 59, 173, 184

 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [20:26]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Mezzo-soprano: Mutsumi Hatano; Tenor: Gerd Türk

BIS 1271

Sep 21-24, 2001

CD / TT: 61:50

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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8

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 184 „Erwünschtes Freudenlicht“ [C-36]

 

Cantata BWV 184 []

Rudolf Lutz

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Ulrike Hofbauer; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Daniel Johannsen; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz

Gallus Media

May 21, 2010

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 16: Pfingst-Kantaten - Cantatas BWV 34 · 173 · 184 · 129

 

Cantata BWV 184 [20:33]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben; Fine holeless natural trumpet playing by Jean-François Madeuf and his mates

Accent ACC-25316

Jun 1-3, 2012

SACD / TT: 71:16

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium. 
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - May 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Peter Meshcherinov
(October 2011), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2013), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008)

Cantatas BWV 184 & BWV 184a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 184 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 184 | Details of BWV 184a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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