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Cantata BWV 22
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe

Ref.

BWV 22

German Title

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe

English Title

Jesus took under Him the twelve (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi] [Test piece for the position of Cantor at St Thomas’s, Leipzig]
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13; Gospel: Luke 18: 31-43

Composed

Köthen/Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: February 7, 1723 - Leipzig (Evidence points to the fact that, on this particular Sunday, BWV 22 was performed before and BWV 23 after the sermon as Bach’s audition for the vacant position in Leipzig)
2nd performance: February 20, 1724 - Leipzig.

Text

Luke 18: 31 & 34 (Mvt. 1); Elisabeth Kreuziger (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvts. 2-4)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus (the soloists serve as the choir)
Orchestra: oboe, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Arioso & Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.65 MB] | Score BGA [2.24 MB]
Chorale Melody: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

References

BGA: V/1 | NBA: I/8.1 | BC: A 48 | Zwang: K 27 | First Published: BG, 1855 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance; BWV 22 & BWV 23 Details

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 2, 2003; Week of June 19, 2005; Week of April 18, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21
Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 8 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 22 [20:51]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

Feb 15+16, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 6 - BWV 21-23
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 2 - BWV 20-36
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 8 - BWV 22-25

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 22 [17:32 / 17:47]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35032
Teldec 8.35032 ZL
Teldec 4509-91756-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81206-2
Warner Classics 8573-81206-5

Jan+Apr 1972

2-LP / TT: 74 min
2-CD / TT: 73:48
6-CD / TT: 385:33
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 69:35
CD / TT: 69:35

Recorded at Amsrterdam, the Netherlands.
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 28
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 7

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Jan, Apr 1977

TT: 18:30

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 22 [16:24]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

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

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203

Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 8 - Leipzig Cantatas - BWV 22, 23, 75

 
 

Cantata BWV 22 [16:17]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 901

May 1998

CD / TT: 64:06

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 8 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 22 [17:29]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 21: Cambridge/Walpole St Peter
For Quinquagesima Sunday (Estomihi)
For Annunciation / Palm Sunday / Oculi

 
 

Cantata BWV 22 [16:04]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Claudia Schubert; Tenor: James Oxley; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 118

Mar 5, 2000

2-CD / TT: 135:04

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21
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8

J.S. Bach: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, Kantate BWV 22 [R-12]

 

Cantata BWV 22 [21 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Alto: Soloists of the Thomanerchor Leipzig. Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

MDR Figaro

Feb 20, 2005 (?)

MC / TT: 21 min

Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Feb 20, 2005.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2582.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 22 by G.C. Biller.
Source: SLUB Dresden

9

J.S. Bach: Jesus, deine Passion - Cantates BWV 22, 23, 127 & 159 [C-19]

 

Cantata BWV 22 [16:18]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Matthew White; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France 901998

Nov 2007

CD / TT: 63:25

Recorded at Studio Stolberger Straße, Cologne, Germany.
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10

Bach Cantatas From Mühlhausen, Weimar & Leipzig [C-14]

 

Cantata BWV 22 [16:33]

Dale Higbee (Director); James Bates (Guest conductor)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Carolina Baroque

Soprano: Teresa Radomski; Contralto: Lee Morgan; Tenor: Richard Heard; Bass-Baritone: Doug Crawley

Carolina Baroque 128

Oct 10, 2008

CD / TT: 73:45

Recorded live at Chapel, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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11

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 22 „Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe“ [C-33]
Bachkantaten N°2 (BWV 22, 60, 34)

 
 

Cantata BWV 22 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Counter-tenor: Markus Forster; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke; Bass: Ekkehard Abele

Gallus Media
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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Feb 19, 2010

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 48:34

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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12

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 4: Passion · Passiontide - Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 22, 23, 182

 

Cantata BWV 22 [17:47]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Paul Bernewitz (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Alto: Stefan Kahle; Tenor: Patrick Grahl; Bass: Matthias Weichert

Rondeau Production ROP-4044
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Apr 1-2, 2011

CD / TT: 70:14
MP3 / TT: 70:14

Recorded during the weekly Thomaskirche Leipzig: Cantata Church Services, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 22 by G.C. Biller.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - April 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (April 2014)

Cantata BWV 22: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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