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Cantata BWV 186
Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht

Ref.

BWV 186

German Title

Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht

English Title

Fret not, O soul (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 7th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Romans 6: 19-23; Gospel: Mark 8: 1-9
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 7th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723; Originated from a lost cantata BWV 186a, composed in Weimar, 1716
1st performance: July 11, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1746-1749 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10); Paul Speratus (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Part 1: Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [B] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 5: Aria [T] | Mvt. 6: Chorale
Part 2: Mvt. 7: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 8: Aria [S] | Mvt. 9: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 10: Aria - Duet [S, A] | Mvt. 11: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.61 MB] | Score BGA [3.10 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 53 (BWV 186: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorale Melody: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

References

BGA: XXXVII | NBA: I/18 | BC: A 108 | Zwang: K 34 | First Published: BG, 1891 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

English: Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 6, 2000; Week of August 7, 2005; Week of August 7, 2011; Week of July 19, 2015

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 186
Details of Cantata BWV 186a
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 186

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4 (4th round)

Complete Cantatas Vol. 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 43 (Cantatas BWV 54, 186, 107)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 56 (Cantatas BWV 185-187)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 186 [33:48 / 33:54]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Hansjörg Schellenberger, Günther Passin, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Dietmar Keller (Oboe da caccia); Günther Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Montserrat Torrent (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.805
Hänssler 92.056
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CD-1: Jan, Apr 1977
CD-2: Sep 1976; Jan, Apr 1977

CD / TT: 63:10
CD / TT: 73:59
MP3 / TT: 73:59

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck; Sound Engineer: Henno Quasthoff.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 185, BWV 186, BWV 187 [HD: 73:54] | Cantatas BWV 185, BWV 186, BWV 187 [73:55]
Buy this album at:
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CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 43 (BWV 185-188)
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. 56 (BWV 186, 187)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 186 [27:32]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Helmut Wittek (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl
CMW: ; Oboes: Marie Wolf, Hans Peter Westermann; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof, Karl Höffinger, Anita Mitterer, Peter Schoberwalter, Helmut Mitter, Walter Pfeiffer; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Violoncello: Herwig Tachezi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35836
Teldec 8.35836 ZL & 244 179-2
Teldec 4509-91764-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81154-2
Warner Classics 8573-81154-5

P 1989

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 90:21
6-CD / TT: 300:04
MP3 / TT: 297:18
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 51:04
CD / TT: 51:04
MP3 / TT: 50:26

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 186: Complete Cantata [27:38] | Complete Cantata: Part 1 [14:39] + Part 2 [13:15]
CD: Cantatas BWV 186, BWV 187 [51:04]
Buy this album at:
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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
Music Download CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 186 [29:23]

Ton Koopman

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

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe/Oboe da caccia); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, María-Luz Álvarez; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Te: Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Kevin McLean-Mair, Geert Berghs; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader], Marshall Marcus, Foskien Kooistra, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Lisa Ferguson, Carlo Marona, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson; Violas: Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson; Double-bass/Violone: Nicholas Pap; Oboes/Oboe da caccia: Marcel Ponseele, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias], Jon Kleinbussink [choirs]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206
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Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00
3-CD / TT: 196:00
MP3 / TT: 195:22

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Buy this album at:
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 10 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / III (BWV 105, 179, 186)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 186 [26:01]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Miah Persson; Alto: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Tamiko Hoshi, Mikiko Suzuki, Aki Yanagisawa; Altos: Yuko Anazawa, Tomoko Koike, Yoko Nagashima, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Hiroyuki Harada, Tadashi Miroku, Takanori Ohnishi, Gerd Türk, Yasuo Uzuka; Basses: Jun Hagiwara, Yoshiya Hida, Tetsuya Odagawa, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Oboes: Masamitsu San'nomiya, Atsuko Ozaki; Violins: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Makoto Akatsu, Yuko Araki, Amiko Watabe, Azumi Takada, Luna Oda, Yuko Takeshima; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Ryoko Moro-oka; Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Violone: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Sei'ichi Futakuchi; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS CD-951
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Feb 1999

CD / TT: 63:12
MP3 / TT: 61:47

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Ingo Petery; Producer: Jens Braun; Digital Editing: Jens Braun.
See: Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 186: Complete Cantata [26:06] | Mvts. 1-6 [as BWV 186a] [17:18] | Mvts. 1-6 [15:44]
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 10 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / III - BWV 105, 179, 186

 

Cantata BWV 105 [21:23]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Miah Persson; Alto: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 951

Feb 1999

CD / TT: 63:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki
Buy this album at:
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 10 (BWV 181-200)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 186 [30:34]

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, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Roomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Pr, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 186/5,6,10,11], Ofer Frenkel [BWV 186/10,11], Christin Linde [BWV 186/10]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp

Brilliant Classics 99371
Brilliant Classics

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53
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 186: Mvt. 11: Chorale [HD: 2:10]
CD: Cantatas BWV 8, BWV 186, BWV 3 [73:59] | Cantatas BWV 8, BWV 186, BWV 3 [73:59]
Buy this album at:
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4: Ansbach/Haddinton
For the 6th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 9, 170)
For the 7th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 186, 107, 187)

 
 
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Cantata BWV 186 [27:41]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg; Bass: Stephan Loges
MC: Sopranos: Katharine Fuge, Susan Hamilton, Lucinda Houghton, Angela Kazimierczuk, Charlotte Mobbs, Gillian Ross, Suzanne Flowers; Altos: James Burton, Carol Hall, William Missin, Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenors: John Bowley, Andrew Carwood, Robert Murray, Iain Rhodes; Basses: Geoffrey Davidson, Robert Macdonald, Simon Oberst, John Smyth
EBS: Violins 1: Maya Homburger, Nicolette Moonen, Peter Lissauer, Rebecca Livermore, Henriette Wayne; Violins 2: Roy Mowatt, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Matthew Truscott, Ellen O'Dell; Violas: Katherine McGillivary, Jane Rogers, Lis Cochrane; Cellos: David Watkin, Lynden Cranham; Double-bass: Barry Guy; Oboes: Katherina Arfken, James Eastaway, Catherine Latham; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Organ: Ian Watson; Harpsichord: Malcolm Proud

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-156
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Aug 5-6, 2000

2-CD / TT: 120:40
MP3 / TT: 118:33

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Mary's, Haddington, Scotland, UK.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Thijs Hoeksra (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Roger de Schot; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 186: Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:57]
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7

Washington Bach Consort, 2003-2004 season / Noontime Cantata Concert Series, Series 15, Concert 7. 2004-05-04 [N15-7]

 

Cantata BWV 186 []

J. Reilly Lewis

Washington Bach Consort

Soprano: Joan McFarland; Alto: Barbara Hollinshead; Tenor: Gary Glick; Baritone: Steven Combs

Washington Bach Consort

May 4, 2004

CD / TT: 48:18

Recorded live at Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC, USA, in the frame of Noontime Cantata Series.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 420746199)

8

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

 

Cantata BWV 186 [26:49]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25317

Jul 2005

SACD / TT: 77:51

Recorded at S’Gravenwezel Castle, Belgium.
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9

Abschlusskonzert der Reihe "Johann Sebastian Bach und seine Städte" vom MDR Musiksommer 2009 zum 259. Todestag von Johann Sebastian Bach [R-22]

 

Cantata BWV 186 []

Georg Christoph Biller

Leipziger Vocalensemble / La Stravaganza Köln

Soprano: Ulrike Fulde; Alto: Bettina Denner; Tenor: Nico Eckert, Baritone: Markus Krause; Georg Christoph Biller (Organ)

MDR Figaro

Jul 28, 2009

2-CD / TT: 86 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jul 28, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 20873.
Source: SLUB Dresden

10

J.S. Bach: Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186a (MM Conducting Recital: Max Holman) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 186a (Cantata BWV 186: Part 1): Chorus Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht (Mvt. 1) [3:24] + Chorale Darum, ob ich schon dulde (Mvt. 6) [1:05] (from a complete performance)

Max Holman

Yale Recital Chorus & Orchestra

Soprano: Molly Netter; Soprano: Sarah Elise Yanovitch; Counter-tenor: Michael Wisdom; Tenor: Tyler Ray; Baritone: Paul Max Tipton

YouTube

Dec 14, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at St Thomas's Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Degree recital in partial fulfillment of the Master of Music in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music / Institute of Sacred Music.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 186: Mvt. 1: Chorus [HD: 3:24] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [HD: 1:05]

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Passion Musik (J.S. Bach: "Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht" BWV 186; G.P. Pergolesi: "Stabat Mater dolorosa") [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 186:
1. Mvts. 6-10 [12:45] (from a complete performance)
2. Mvt. 1: Chorus + Mvt. 10: Aria - Duet [S, A] [8:24] (from a complete performance)

Christian Thadewald-Friedrich

Projektorchester der Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar
Kantorei der Kirchgemeinde Ohrdruf
Kirchenchor Stadtroda

Soprano: Sylvia Teutschbein-Köhr; Counter-tenor: Etienne Walch; Other soloists: unknown

YouTube

1. Mar 29, 2015
2. Apr 3, 2015 (Good Friday)

Audio / TT:
Video / TT:

1. Recorded live at St. Trinitatis Kirche, Ohrdruf, Thuringia, Germany.
2. Recorded & filmed live at Stadtkirche St. Salvator, Stadtroda, Thuringia, Germany.
Listen on YouTube:
1. Cantata BWV 186: Mvts. 6-10 [HD: 12:45]
Watch on YouTube:
2. Cantata BWV 186: Mvt. 1: Chorus & Mvt. 10: Aria - Duet [S, A] [HD: 8:24]

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2000 - July 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Claude Role (October 2013)

Cantata BWV 186: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Cantata BWV 186a: Details
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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