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Cantata BWV 191
Gloria in excelsis Deo


Ref.:

BWV 191

Latin Title

Gloria in excelsis Deo

English Title

Glory to God in the Highest (W. Murray Young, Richrad Stokes)

Event

Missa Cantata (Latin Music) for Christmas Day
Readings: Epistle: Titus 2: 11-14 / Isaiah 9: 2-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Christmas

Composed

Leipzig, 1733 (Stokes) or 1743-1746
1st performance: 1743-1746 - Leipzig

Text

Luke 2: 14 (Mvt. 1); 4th century Trinitarian (Mvts. 2, 3)

Text: Latin-1 | Latin-2 | Latin-6 | Latin-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew-2 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-6

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria - Duet [S, T] | Mvt. 3: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [3.10 MB] | Score BGA [5.14 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 1145 [früher: Mus. ms. Bach P 870] [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XLI | NBA: I/2 | BC: E 16 | Zwang: K 201 | First Published: BG, 1894 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Baroque Choral Guild | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 23, 2001; Week of December 21, 2008; Week of March 8, 2009


Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1
Discussions - Part 2
Discussions - Part 3

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 2: BWV 26, BWV 62, BWV 191 [D-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [15:53]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Herrat Eicker; Tenor: Dieter Ellenbeck
Heinz Zickler (Trumpet); Hernert Thal (Trumpet); Klaus Gehring (Trumpet); Werner Richter (Flute); Annegret Lucke (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Hans Bogacki (Oboe); Gernot Klein (Bassoon); Almut Moster (Cello); Klaus Jänicke (Double-bass); Willibald Bibo (Harpsichord); Hildegard Rahe (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980016

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 55:01

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Buy this album at:
CD: Musik aus Mitterteich - Hubertus Krämer


2

Pre Tour Concert: February 25, 1970 at 8:30 p.m. [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 191 []

Lorna Cooke deVaron

NEC Concert Choir (Conductor: Lorna Cooke deVaron); NEC Symphony Orchestra (Director: Leon Barzin); NEC Collegium Musicum (Director: Daniel Pinkham)

Vocal soloists: unknown

New England Conservatory of Music

Feb 26, 1970

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries


3

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]
J.S. Bach: 10 Festkantaten [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:53]

Helmut Winschermann

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke (Chorus Master: Helmut Kahlhöfer) / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Feb 1971

5-CD / TT: 352:39
10-LP / TT:

 

4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 16
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 57

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Nobuko Gamo-Yamamoto; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus

Hänssler

Feb, May 1971

TT: 16:35

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Vokal- und Istrumentalmuzik im Ratzeburger Dom [C-1]

Cantata BWV 191 []

Neithard Bethke

Ratzeburger Domchor / Camerata Cathedralis Raceburgensis

Soprano: Shoko Sugimoto; Tenor: Thomas Dewald

RDM 08/09 12 81

1981

LP / TT:

 

6

Live in Israel: Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir, with the Israel Chamber Orchestra [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 191 []

Uri Segal

Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir (Conductor: Ralph Woodward) / Israel Chamber Orchestra (Musical Director: Uri Segal)

Sopranos: Rebecca Wilcox, Marin Matich, Deborah Stoval; Tenor: Marcus Denton (all are members of BYU A Cappella Choir)

Brigham Young University

1983

LP / TT:

Recorded live in Israel.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Nu: 877823217)


7

The Conservatory Chorus: December 12, 1985, 8:00 p.m. [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 191 []

Lorna Cooke deVaron

NEC Chorus / Unidentified orchestra

Vocal soloists: unknown

New England Conservatory of Music

Dec 12, 1985

MC/ TT:

Recorded live at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries


8

Program, 1987-1988, No. 365 [IU-19]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [15:56]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Dec 8, 1987

3 sound tape reels / TT: 55 min

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries


9

Baroque Fest [C-2]

Michel Corboz

Ensemble vocal de Lausanne

Soprano: Naoko Okada; Tenor: Richard Margison

CBC Records

1987

TT: 13:56 / 14:08

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10

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium [V-2]

Ludwig Güttler

Concentus Vocalis Wien (Chorus Master: Herbert Böck) / Virtuosi Saxoniae

Soprano: Christiane Oelze; Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz

Dresden Classics

Jan 1995

TT: 16:51

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany.
Buy this album at: Amazon.com


11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 21
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas [B-0]

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:48 / 14:44]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Tenor: Paul Agnew

Antoine Marchand CC-72221
Antoine Marchand CC-72230
Teldec

Mar 9-17, 1999

3-CD / TT: 197:59
3-CD / TT: 214:53
11-CD / TT

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
Buy this album at:

3-CD (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline
Christmas Cantatas 3-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline
Teldec 11-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

12

Bach Cantatas Vol. 18: Weimar/Leipzig/Hamburg
For Christmas Day & for Epiphany
For the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [13:42]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Claron McFadden; Tenor: Christoph Genz

Soli Deo Gloria 174

Dec 25, 1999

2-CD / TT: 131:09

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Herderkirche, Weimar, Germany.
Buy this album at:
2-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline


13

Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Bach / Mondonville / Vivaldi [C-3]

Cantata BWV 191, edited by Neil Crory [14:18]

Ivars Taurins (Conductor, Choir Director); Jeanne Lamon (Music Director)

Tafelmusik Chamber Choir & Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Ann Monoyios; Tenor: Colin Ainsworth

CBC

Oct 15-16, 2006

CD / TT: 66:59

Recorded at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts, Toronto, Canada.
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14

Bach: Magnificat, Cantata BWV 191; Vivaldi: Gloria [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:59]

Greg Funfgeld

Bach Choir of Bethlehem / The Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Julia Doyle; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield

Analekta 9873

Mar 5-7, 2009

CD / TT: 70:05

Recorded at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA, USA.


15

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 191 "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" [D-31]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt III - Das Bach-Jahr 2009
Bachkantaten N°5 (BWV 180, 42, 191)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:50]

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Abbot Primate Notker Wolf

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke
Choir: Sopranos: Mirjam Berli, Susanne Frei, Léonie Gloor, Guro Hjemli, Mami Irisawa, Damaris Nussbaumer, Jennifer Rudin, Noëmi Tran-Rediger; Altos: Alexandra Rawohl, Antonia Frey, Olivia Heiniger, Lea Scherer; Tenors: Marcel Fässler, Nicolas Savoy, Walter Siegel; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Philippe Rayot, William Wood
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann [Leader], Anaïs Chen, Sylvia Gmür, Sabine Hochstrasser, Martin Korrodi, Livia Wiersich; Violas: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof; Violoncello: Claire Pottinger; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Flutes: Claire Genewein, Maria Mittermayr; Oboes: Luise Baumgartl, Thomas Meraner; Trumpets: Patrick Henrichs, Peter Hasel, Klaus Pfeiffer; Timpani: Martin Homann; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A634
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A913
=

Dec 18, 2009

DVD / TT:
11-CD / TT:
CD / TT: 64:30
MP3 / TT: 64:21

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, the 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.
Buy this album at:
DVD (2010): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
11-DVD (2010): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
CD (2012) J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de || Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de || ArkivMusic
Music Download (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

 

16

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

Cantata BWV 191 [16:06]

Blánaid Murphy

Dublin Bach Singers / Orchestra of St Cecilia (Artistic Director: Lindsay Armstrong)

Soprano: Lynda Lee; Tenor: Robin Tritschler
Continuo: Niall O'Loughlin (Cello); Malachy Robinson (Double-bass); John Hearne (Bassoon); Gillian Smith (Organ)
Obbligato: Madeleine Staunton (Flute)

Orchestra of St Cecilia

Mar 7, 2010

DVD / TT: 126:34

Recorded live at St. Anne's Church, Dawson St., Dublin, Ireland, in the frame of Orchestra of St Cecilia: Bach Cantata Project (the final concert).


17

MIT Concert Choir: Nov. 20, 2010 [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 191 []

William Cutter

MIT Concert Choir and MIT Chamber Chorus

Vocal soloists: unknown

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nov 20, 2010

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries.


18

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 71, 8 & 191 [SC-1]

Cantata BWV 191 [14:13]

Christian Dehn Bang (Director & Organ)

Enghave Barok

Soprano: Klaudia Kidon; Counter-tenor: Daniel Carlsson; Tenor: Mathias Hedegaard; Bass: Jakob Bloch Jespersen

SoundCloud

Oct 9, 2011

Audio / TT: 50:49

Recorded live at Enghave Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark , in the frame of Enghave Barok: Bach Cantata Series.
Listen on SoundCloud:
Cantata BWV 191: Complete Cantata


19

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 55 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar, Cantatas · 30 · 69 · 191 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1730s-40s (IV))

 
 
1
2

Cantata BWV 191 [14:19]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková]; Tenor: Gerd Türk
Kiyomi Suga (Flauto Traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Ryo Terakado (Violin)

BIS 2031
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Feb 2013

SACD / TT: 68:40
MP3 / TT: 68:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Jens Braun; Tuner: Akimi Hayash.
Buy this album at:
CD (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline


20

Spring 2013: May 24-May 27, Tour to New York City (Music by Bach, Dychko, Felciano, Lennon & McCartney, Weston) [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [15:33]

Marika Kuzma

Chamber Chorus of the University of California

Soloists: unknown

YouTube

May 27, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at St. Paul's Chapel in New York City, New York, USA.
Watch on You Tube:
Cantata BWV 191: Complete Cantata [15:33]


21

Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Cantata, BWV 191 [AB-191]

Cantata BWV 191 [14:39]

Jos van Veldhoven

Nederlandse Bachvereniging

Soprano I: Maria Keohane Soprano II: Michaela Riener; Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Matthias Winckhler
Ripieno Sopranos I: Lucie Chartin, Marijke van der Harst; Ripieno Sopranos: II: Marie Heeschen; Ripieno Alto: Elsbeth Gerritsen; Ripieno Tenors: Yves van Handenhove, Immo Schröder; Ripieno Basses: Michiel Meijer, Jelle Draijer
Violins 1: Shunske Sato, Annelies van der Vegt, Anneke van Haaften, Lidewij van der Voort; Violins 2: Sayuri Yamagata, Anneke van Haaften, Paulien Kostense; Violas: Staas Swierstra, Jan Willem Vis; Cello: Lucia Swarts, Richte van der Meer; Violone: Robert Franenberg; Transverse Flute 1: Frank Theuns; Transverse Flute 2: Doretthe Janssens; Oboe 1: Martin Stadler; Oboe 2: Peter Frankenberg; Trumpet 1: Robert Vanryne; Trumpet 2: Stephen Keavy; Trumpet 3: Mark Geelen; Timpani: Luuk Nagtegaal; Harpsichord: Siebe Henstra; Organ: Pieter-Jan Belder

Nederlandse Bachvereniging: All of Bach

Dec 17, 2015

Video / TT: 14:39

Recorded & filmed live at Grote Kerk, Naarden, the Netherlands.
Director: Joost Honselaar; Assistant Director: Ferenc Soetman; Music Recording: Guido Tichelman, Bastiaan Kuijt, Micha de Kanter; Music Edit & Mix: Guido Tichelman; Camera: Jochem Timmerman, Rene Holbrugge, Martin Struif, Chris Reichgelt; Lights: Zen Bloot; Lighting Assistant: Patrick Galvin; Video Engineer: Justin Mutsaers; Set Technique: Glenn van den Eerden; Data Handling: Charlotte Storm; Project Manager Nep: Peter Ribbens; Producers: Marco Meijdam, Imke Deters.
Watch & listen on All of Bach:
Cantata BWV 191: Complete Recording [14:39]


22

Bach, the Genious (BWV 234, BWV 191) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [22:59]:
35:24 Coro: Gloria
42:04 Duetto: Gloria Patri
46:37 Coro: Sicut erat
53:10 Dona Nobis Pacem

Daniël Reuss

Cappella Amsterdam / Orchestra of the 18th Century

Soprano: Lucie Chartin; Alto: Daniël Elgersma; Tenor: Jon Etxabe-Arzuaga; Bass: Pierre-Guy Le Gall White
Cappella Amsterdam: 1st sopranos: Elisabeth Blom, Martha Bosch, Lucie Chartin, Marijke van der Harst; 2nd sopranos: Maria Köpcke, Inga Schneider, Marjo van Someren, Suzanne Verburg; Altos: Sabine van der Heyden, Mieke van Laren, Daniel Elgersma, Desirée Verlaan; Tenors: Dolf Drabbels, Jon Etxabe-Arzuaga, Johannes Klügling, Diederik Rooker, Endrik Üksvärav; Basses: Christoph Drescher, Pierre-Guy Le Gall White, Kees Jan de Koning, Bart Oenema, Drew Santini
Orchestra of the 18th Century: Violins 1: Rémy Baudet [Concertmaster], Kees Koelmans, Guya Martinini, Franc Polman, Irmgard Schaller; Violins 2: Marc Oestrubé, Hans Christian Euler, Marinette Troost, Dirk Vermeulen, Richard Walz, Gustavo Zarba; Violas: Emilio Moreno, Marten Boeken, Else Krieg, Yosh iko Morita; Cellos: Rainer Zipperling, Albert Brüggen, Lidewij Scheifes; Double-basses: Margaret Urquhart, Robert Franenberg; Flutes: Michael Schmidt-Casdorff, Ricardo Kanji; Oboes: Frank de Bruine, Alayne Leslie; Bassoon: Danny Bond; Trumpets: David Staff, Jonathan Impett, Graham Nicholson; Timpani: Maarten van der Valk; Harpsichord & Organ: Menno van Delft

YouTube

Mar 22, 2016

Audio / TT: 66:00

Recorded & filmed live at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Wolffinarium), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Broadcasted by MAX, NPO (broadcasting company from the Netherlands) in the program Avondconcert live on March 22, 2016; Presented by Wouter Pleijsier.
Listen on YouTube:
Complete Concert: BWV 234, BWV 191 [66:00]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2001 - January 2017)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Matthias Hansen (June 2008), Frits V. Herbold (April 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Ehud Shiloni (August 2006)

Cantata BWV 191: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


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