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Cantata BWV 198
Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl
Trauer Ode

Ref.

BWV 198

German Title

Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl [Trauerode]

English Title

Let, Princess let one more ray (from Telefunken recording)

Event

Funeral Ode on the Decease of the Consort of Augustus the Strong – Christiane Eberhardine, Queen of Poland and Electoral Princess of Saxony

Composed

Leipzig, 1727
1st performance: October 17, 1727 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Christoph Gottsched

Text: German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-2 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 sections of violins, violas, 2 violas da gamba, 2 lutes (used for the first time by Bach in a cantata), continuo (both clavichord and organ)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorus | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Recitative, Arioso & Recitative | Mvt. 10: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [4.42 MB] | Score BGA [6.49 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 41, Faszikel 1 (BWB 198: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XIII/3 | NBA: I/38 | BC: G 34 | Zwang: K 165 | First Published: BG, 1865 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Luke Swartz | BMC | Mincham | AL [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | Chazot [French] | Role [French]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 13, 2000; Week of April 13, 2008; Week of November 3, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements
Recordings of Markus-Passion BWV 247

Discussions - Part 1
Discussions - Part 2 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 3 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 4
Discussions - Part 5
Discussions - Part 6 (3rd round)

Cantatas BWV 106, 118b, 198 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Bach Arias - by Marek Štryncl & Musica Flore with Magdalena Kožená
Markus-Passion BWV 247 [5 Mvts. from Cantata BWV 198 were parodied in Markus-Passion. Most reconstructions of Markus-Passion include these Mvts.]

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 198 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 140, No. 198
[C-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 198 Trauer Ode, 54 & 106
[D-1]
J.S. Bach: Trauerode, BWV 198
[E-1]

Cantata BWV 198 [41:33]

Hermann Scherchen

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Magda Lászlò; Contralto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt; Bass: Alfred Poell

Westminster WL-5123
Westminster (J)
Baroque Music Club
Archipel

Oct 15-22, 1951

LP / TT: 41:33
CD / TT: 73:07

Recorded at Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YoiuTube: Part 1 [9:38]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BACH - TRAUERODE BWV 198 - 1er Choeur - Hermann SCHERCHEN ( 1951 )

2

Monteverdi: Vesperes (1610) - Bach: Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 198 [36:09]

Robert Craft

American Concert Choir (Chorus Master: Margaret Hillis) / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Marni Nixon, Mezzo-soprano: Elaine Bonazzi, Tenor: Nico Castel, Bass: Peter Binder

Columbia MS-6177
Sony Classics SB2K-62656

Jan 12 & Feb 15, 1960

LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 147:28

Recorded at CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City, NY, USA.
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3

Bach Festival 32nd Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert (BW Tape 64-01) [F32-1]

 

Cantata BWV 198 []

George Poinar

Baldwin-Wallace Festival Chorus / Baldwin-Wallace Festival Orchestra.

Soprano (?): Catherine Dunning; Mezzo-soprano: Jane Hobson; Tenor: Richard Miller; Bass-Baritone: Yi-Kwei Sze

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

May 22, 1964

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Library)

4

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 198 [L-6]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 198, 158 & 27
[C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 198 [37:52]

Jürgen Jürgens

Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg / Concerto Amsterdam (Leader: Jaap Schröder)

Soprano: Rotraud Hansmann; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken SAWT-9496
Teldec 93687

Jun 8-14, 1966

LP / TT: 37:52
CD / TT: 66:42

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, Holland.
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5

Program, 1971-1972, No. 576 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 198 []

Fiora Contino

Indiana University Pro Arte Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University: School of Music

1971-1972

3 sound tape reels

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

6

Bach: Kantaten BWV 198 (Trauerode) [L-3]
Bach Kantaten: Trauerode BWV 198 [C-11]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas XI

 

Cantata BWV 198 [38:57 / 40:04]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Regina Werner; Alto: Rosemarie Lang; Tenor: Dieter Weimann; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Siegfried Pank (Viola da gamba I); Hans-Peter Linde (Viola da gamba II); Roland Zimmer (Lute I); Franz Just. Martin Myslivecek (Lute II)
Continuo: Günther Stephan (Violoncello); Heinz Morawietz (Double-bass); Almut Reuter (Organ)

Eterna 826748
Berlin Classics 0091972BC
Leipzig Classics 0018342BC

May 1975 [CD] or May 26-30, 1976 [DISMARC]

LP / TT: 38:57
CD / TT: 40:04
CD / TT: 40:04

Recorded at Haus Aunsee, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Eberhard Geiger; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneer: Hartmur Kölbach; Editing: Liane Klasen.
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6

J.S. Bach: Ode Funebre BWV198; Trois Cantatas BWV 11-58-78 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 198 [38:47]

Michel Corboz

Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne / Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Soprano: Uta Spreckelsen; Alto: Naoko Ihara; Tenor: John Elwes; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Jean Piguet (Violin), Philippe Mermoud, Francoise Winzap (Viola da gamba); Matthias Spaeter, Jean-Paul Visard (Lutes); Pieree Wavre, Maarianne Clement (Flutes); Jean-Paul Goy (Oboe d'amore); Philippe Corboz (Organ); Francois Delor (Organ & Haarpsichord), Marie-José Falcao (Continuo Violoncello)

Erato STU-71099
Erato ZL-30576

Oct 1976

2-LP / TT: 111:29
2-LP / TT: 111:29

Recorded at Temple de Lutry, Crissier, Switzerland. 
Producer: Pierre Lavoix.

8

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 68
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 60

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Sep 1983

TT: 35:20

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Sep-Oct 1983. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Trauer-Ode [C-3]

 
 
 
 

 

Cantata BWV 198 [33:47]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent / La Chapelle Royale

Soloists: Soprano: Ingrid Schmithüsen; Alto: Charles Brett, Tenor: Howard Crook; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Annelies Coene, Marie-Hélène Chesneau, Laurence Orlowski, Dominique Verkinderen; Altos: Steve Dugardin, Catherine Joussellin, Bouke Lerttinga, Betty van der Berghe; Tenors: Jean-François Barrès, Peter Butterfield, Graham Godfrey, Hervé Lamy; Basses: Josep Cabré, Renaud Machart, Jean-Louis Paya, Frits Vanhulle
Orchestra: Premier Violin: Chiara Banchini; Violin I: Mariette Holtrop, Anette Sichelschmidt, Grislaine Wauters; Violin II: Isabel Serrano, Ryo Terakado, Mimi Mitchell; Violas: Christine Angot, Jacques Maillarde; Violoncellos: Claire Giardelli, Maurizio Naddeo; Violone: Jonathan Cable; Positive Organ: Jan Willem Jansen; Flutes: Marc Hantaï, Patrick Beuckels; Oboes & Oboes d'amore: Paul Dombrecht, Taka Kitazato; Bassoon: Marc Minkowski; Natural Horn: Paul Dombrecht; Violas da gamba: Marianne Muller, Anne-Marie Lasla; Lutes: Konrad Junghänel, Matthias Spaeter
Continuo: Violoncello: Claire Giardelli; Organ: Jan Willem Jansen; Violone: Jonathan Cable

Harmonia Mundi France HMX-290826
Harmonia Mundi France HMC-901270
Harmonia Mundi France HMX-2951270
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Nov 1987

CD / TT: 57:47
CD / TT: 57:47
CD / TT: 57:47
MP3 / TT: 56:54

Recorded at...
Sound Recording: Jean-François Pomtefract; Production Manager: Michel Bernard (Radio France).
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [34:24]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach / La?, F?rstin, la? noch einen Strahl ("Trauerode"), BWV 198 (Herreweghe)

10

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 45 - BWV 196-199
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. 60 - BWV 198 & 199

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 198 [35:14]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Jan Patrick O'Farrell (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: John Elwes; Bass: Harry van der Kamp
Harpsichord: Siebe Henstra

Telefunken 244-194-1
Teldec 244 194-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91764-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81150-2
Warner Classics 8573-81150-5

P 1989

2-LP / TT: 102 min
2-CD / TT: 101:41
6-CD / TT: 300:04
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 59:17
CD / TT: 59:17

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [35:25]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 198 - La?, F?rstin, la? noch einen Strahl

11

J.S. Bach: Funeral Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 198 [30:32]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Nancy Argenta; Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Archiv Produktion 429782
Archiv Produktion 463581

Sep 1989

CD / TT: 58:50

Recorded at St. John's, Smith Square, London, England.
See: Cantatas BWV 106, 118b, 198 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume II - Trauerode [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 198 [32:34]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Soprano: Judith Nelson; Alto: Judith Malafronte; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass: William Sharp

Koch International Classics 3-7163-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Jan 10-11 & Mar 1-2, 1992

CD / TT: 67:51

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA, USA.
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13

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 4
J.S. Bach: Funeral Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas
Vol. 7)

 
 

Cantata BWV 198 [38:23]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-15562-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72204
Antoine Marchand CC-72286

Jan 1996

3-CD / TT: 219:03
3-CD / TT: 219:03
CD / TT: 60:38

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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14

J.S. Bach: Heart's Solace [C-4]

Andrew Parrott

Taverner Consort & Players

Sopranos: Emily van Evera & Tessa Bonner, Altos: Caroline Trevor, Catherine King; Tenors: Julian Podger, Charles Daniels; Bass: Christian Hilz

CBS

Sep 1997

TT: 35:29

Recorded at St. Jude's-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Gardens, London, England.
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15

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 198 [33:09]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; 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.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 198 & 110 [58:05]
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16

Bach: Salmo 51 BWV 1083 dallo Stabat Mater di Pergolesi / Cantate BWV 170, 198, 106, 196, 53 [C-2]

Diego Fasolis

Coro della Radio Svizzera / I Barocchisti

Soprano: Nancy Argenta; Counter-tenor: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Daniel Auchincloss; Bass: Georg Zeppenfeld

The Classic Voice Magazine / Arts

Dec 2000

TT: 30:30

Recorded at Auditorio S. Mollo della RSI, Lugano, Switzerland.
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17

Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern Vol. 1 [C-5]

Wolfgang Unger

Leipziger Universitätschor / Pauliner Barockensemble

Soprano: Friederike Holzhausen; Alto: Anna Haase; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Querstend

Oct 2002

TT: 33:33

Recorded at the Evang.-Luth. Bethaninenkirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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18

J.S. Bach: Tombeau de Sa Majesté la Reine de Pologne [C-9]

 

Cantata BWV 198 [32:24]

Philippe Pierlot

(OVPP - No Choir) / Ricercar Consort

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Carlos Mena; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Mirare Records

Oct 2006

CD / TT: 78:19

Recorded at temple de Lourmarin, France.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2000 - April 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Sw Anandgyan (June 2007), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Riccardo Nughes (April 2002)

Cantata BWV 198: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

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