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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
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Pentecost Festival

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)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | 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-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | 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 [T] | Mvt. 2: Aria - Duet [S, A] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 4: Aria [T] | 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 | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 24 [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

English: 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; Week of May 15, 2016

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)
Discussions - Part 4 (4th round)

Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 37 (Cantatas BWV 173, 68, 184)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 55 (Cantatas BWV 182-184)

 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [23:56]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schnaut; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Niklaus Tüller
Günther Pohl, Sybille Keller-Sanwald (Flutes); Albert Boesen (Violin); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Elisabeth Maranca (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.890
Hänssler 92.055
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Sep 1976; Jan, Apr 1977

CD / TT: 56:59
CD / TT: 67:37 / 67:42
MP3 / TT: 67:37

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck; Sound Engineer: Henno Quasthoff.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 184: Complete Cantata [23:42]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 182, BWV 183, BWV 184 [67:40] | Cantatas BWV 182, BWV 183, BWV 184 [67:41]
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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. 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
LC: Transverse Flutes: Walter van Hauwe, Ricardo Kanji; Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Alda Stuurop, Marinette Troost Antoinette van der Hombergh, Lucy van Dael; Violas: Ruth Hesseling, Udbahava Wilson Meyer; Violoncellos: Wouter Möller, Richte van der Meer; Violone: Anthony Woodrow; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen

Telefunken 6.35799
Teldec 8.35799 ZK & 242 738-2
Teldec 4509-91764-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81155-2
Warner Classics 8573-81155-5
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Jan 10-11, 1987

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 107:21
6-CD / TT: 300:04
MP3 / TT: 297:18
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 51:46
CD / TT: 51:46
MP3 / TT: 51:09

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 184: Complete Cantata [23:30] | Complete Cantata [23:30]
CD: Cantatas BWV 183, BWV 184, BWV 185 [51:46]
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3

Marlboro Music Festival, 1993-07-23 (Cantatas BWV 184, 1, 42) [F-1993]
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

Concert: Jul 23, 1993
Rehearsal: Jul 22, 1993

MC / TT:
MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 41119533)

4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 184 [21:02]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Gerd Türk
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Caroline Stam, María-Luz Álvarez, Francine van der Heijden, Henriette Feith; Altos: Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Mieke Wouters, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader], Nicolo Cleminson, Marc Cooper, lona Davies, Foskien Kooistra, Carlo Marotto, Marshall Marcus, Sebasliaan van Vucht, Fanny Pestalozzi; Violas: Marlin Kelly, Morino Ascherson; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson; Double-bass/Violone: Nicholas Pap; Flutes: Wilbert Hazelzet, Brian Berryman; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ/Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]; Organ: Jon Kleinbussink [choir]

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207
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Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55
3-CD / TT: 213:55
MP3 / TT: 213:47

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 184: Complete Cantata [21:04]
Buy this album at:
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 10 (BWV 181-200)

 
 
 
 

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
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master; BWV 184/4], Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Doube-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Transverse Flutes: Kate Clark [BWV 184/1,2], Marion Moonen [BWV 184/2,6], Brian Berryman [BWV 184/1]; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99373
Brilliant Classics

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43
MP3 / TT: 338:31

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, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 184: Complete Cantata [22:04]
CD: Cantatas BWV 36, BWV 184, BWV 129 [72:00]
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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)

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantata BWV 184 [21:47]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Christoph Genz
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Katharine Fuge, Elisabeth Priday, Rachel Wheatley, Joanne Lunn; Altos: Elinor Carter, Mark Chambers, Angus Davidson, Charles Humphries; Tenors: Peter Butterfield, Rory O'Connor, Paul Tindall, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Charles Pott, Robert Evans, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Penelope Spencer, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Matthew Truscott, Deirdre Ward; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Rebecca Livermore, Desmond Heath, Steven Jones; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Katie Heller, Penny Veryard, Pamela Cresswell; Cellos: David Watkin, Ruth Alford, Lynden Cranham; Double-bass: Cecelia Bruggemeyer; Flutes: Marten Root, Rachel Beckett; Harpsichord: Silas John Standage; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-138
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Jun 13, 2000

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

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity,
Blythburgh, England.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia); Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape editors: Ientje Mooij, Erdo Groot; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
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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
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Mutsumi Hatano, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshiya Hida, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Tetsuya Oi
Orchestra: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader]; Transverse Flute I: Liliko Maeda; Transverse Flute I: Kanae Kikuchi; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [solo], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Todal; Viola: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Harpsichord: Naoya Otsuka; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1271
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Sep 21-24, 2001

CD / TT: 61:50
MP3 / TT: 60:50

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Thore Brinkmann; Producer: Jens Braun; Digital Editing: Christian Starke.
See: Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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8

Bach Church Cantatas: Highlights of the complete series: St Ann's Church, Dublin 2001-2010 - Disc Three

 

Cantata BWV 184 [22:49]

Kevin Mallon

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchestra of St Cecilia (Artistic Director: Lindsay Armstrong)

Soprano: Sylvia O'Brien; Contralto: Alison Browner; Tenor: John Elwes; Bass: Nigel Williams
Continuo: Annette Cleary (Cello); Aura Stone (Double-bass); Gillian Smith (Organ)
Obbligati: Brona Fitzgerald (Violin); Cartiona Ryan & Marie Commiskey (Flutes)

Orchestra of St Cecilia

Feb 27, 2005

CD / TT: 70:01

Recorded live at St. Anne's Church, Dawson St., Dublin, Ireland, in the frame of Orchestra of St Cecilia: Bach Cantata Project.
Listen on BCW:
Cantata BWV 184 [22:49]: Mvt. 1: Recitative [T] [3:44] + Mvt. 2: Aria - Duet [S, A] [8:25] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [T] [2:18] + Mvt. 4: Aria [T] [4:07] + Mvt. 5: Chorale [1:27] + Mvt. 6: Chorus [2:48]

9

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 184 "Erwünschtes Freudenlicht" [D-36]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt IV - Das Bach-Jahr 2010

 
 

Cantata BWV 184 []

Conductor & Organ: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Alois M. Haas

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Ulrike Hofbauer; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Daniel Johannsen; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Plamena Nikitassova; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Transverse Flutes: Claire Genewein, Maria Mittermayr

J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A768
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

May 21, 2010

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, introductory workshop, reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube:
Canta BWV 184: Mvt. 6: Chorus [2:25]
Buy this album at:
DVD (2011): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
11-DVD (2011): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de

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10

Bach: Cantates Pour La Pentecôte - Intégrale des cantates sacrées, Vol. 6 (BWV 68, 173, 174, 184)

 

Cantata BWV 184 [18:40]

Susie Napper (Artistic Director); Eric J. Milnes (Conductor)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Jean-Claude Sarragosse
MB: Violins: Olivier Brault, Karol Gostynski, Tanya LaPerrière, Hélène Plouffe, Jacques-André Houle, Emilie Brûlé; Violas: Margaret Little, Ellie Nimeroski; Cellos: Susie Napper, Mélisande Corriveau, Amanda Keesmsaat; Double-bass Pierre Cartier; Transverse Flutes: Grégoire Jay, Anne Thivierge; Harpsichord: Olivier Fortin; Organ: Eric J. Milnes

ATMA Classique SACD2-2405
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Jun 2009

SACD / TT: 67:17
MP3 / TT: 67:37

Recorded at Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, Canada, during the Montreal Baroque Festival 2009.
Produced and mixed by: Johanne Goyette; Sound Engineer: Carlos Prieto; Edited by: Eric J. Milnes.
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11

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

Accent ACC-25316

Jun 1-3, 2012

SACD / TT: 71:16 / 70:07

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - May 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), William Hoffman (May 2016), Peter Meshcherinov
(October 2011), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2013), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008)

Cantata BWV 184: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Cantata BWV 184a: Details
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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