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Cantata BWV 23
Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sons

Ref.

BWV 23

German Title

Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sons

English Title

Thou very God and David’s son (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13; Gospel: Luke 18: 31-43

Composed

Composed probably in Köthen (Anhalt) between 1717 and 1723 and the second (and known) version in Leipzig, 1723 for Bach’s application to the post of Kantor at Thomasschule.
1st performance: February 7, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: February 20, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Anon

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | 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 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor; Bass added in the choral sections; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo, with the addition of a cornetto and 3 trombones for the final chorale
Mvt. 1: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 2: Recitative w/ Instrumental Chorale | Mvt. 3: Chorus | Mvt. 4: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.65 MB] | Score BGA [2.81 MB]

References

BGA: V/1 | NBA: I/8.1 | BC: A 47 | Zwang: K 26 | First Published: BG, 1855 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | BWV 22 & BWV 23 Details

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 5, 2000; Week of June 26, 2005; Week of April 25, 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

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 23, 56, 70 [E-7]

 

Cantata BWV 23 [20:53]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Kammerorchester, Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Soprano: Lotte Schädle ; Alto: Beatrice Krebs; Tenor: Robert Price

Andromeda ANDRCD-9043

Feb 10, 1957

CD / TT: 76:03

Recorded live at Markuskirche & Lukaskirche, Munich, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 23 by K. Richter.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 23 & BWV 159 [C-5]

Cantata BWV 23 [18:34]

Kurt Thomas

Frankfurter Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Eva Bornemann; Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin

Cantate 651214
Musical Heritage Society 1242

Feb 1962

LP / TT: 34:15

Recorded at Saal der Deutschen Bank Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

3

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier

Archiv

May, Oct 1973; Jan 1974

TT: 19:08

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 23 by K. Richter.
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4

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 29
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

Cantata BWV 23 [18:30]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Friedrich Melzer

Erato STU-70775
Erato 2584-61401-2

Oct 1973 or Oct 7, 1972

LP / TT: 38:05
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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5

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 23 [18:46 / 18:57]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Walter Gampert (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Marius van Altena

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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6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 28
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 8

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Jan, Apr 1977

TT: 18:35

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (MDR Figaro-Reihe: Kantate) [R-4]

 

Cantata BWV 23 [19 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano & Boy Alto: Soloists from Thomanerchor Leipzig; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Ullrich Böhme (Organ)

MDR Figaro

Mar 21, 1998

MC / TT: 19 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Mar 19, 2006.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 23 by G.C. Biller.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2854.
Source: SLUB Dresden

8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 23 [16:40]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; 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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9

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 23 [15:54]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Alto: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Gerd Türk

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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10

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 23 [12:25]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

The concluding Choral is not included! 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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11

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 23 [15:41]

John Eliot Gardiner

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

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Claudia Schubert; Tenor: James Oxley

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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12

Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23 [R-3]

 

Cantata BWV 23 [20 min]

Gotthold Schwarz

Concerto Vocale Leipzig / Sächsisches Barockorchester.

Soprano: Adelheid Vogel; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Andreas Scheibner

MDR Figaro

2003

MC / TT: 20 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany,. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Feb 26, 2006.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2841.
Source: SLUB Dresden

13

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 6 (Sexagesima and Estomihi Sundays): "Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern" - Cantatas BWV 18 · 23 · 1

 

Cantata BWV 23 [20:05]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25306

Mar 2007

SACD / TT: 55:50

Recorded at Auditorium C. Pollini, Padova, Italy.
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14

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

 

Cantata BWV 23 [15:11]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Alto: Matthew White; Tenor: Jan Kobow

Harmonia Mundi France 901998

Nov 2007

CD / TT: 63:25

Recorded at Studio Stolberger Straße, Cologne, Germany.
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15

Bachfest Leipzig 2008 / Teilwiedergabe vom Eröffnungskonzert am 13.06.2008 [R-21]

 

Cantata BWV 23 []

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / La Stravaganza Köln.

Tenor: Martin Lattke; Bass: Matthias Weichert; Ullrich Böhme (Organ)

MDR Figaro

Jun 13, 2008

2-CD / TT: 88 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (during Bachfest Leipzig 2008). Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jun 13, 2008.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 23 by G.C. Biller.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 19716.
Source: SLUB Dresden

16

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 23 «Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn» [C-23]

 

Cantata BWV 23 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Miriam Feuersinger; Counter-tenor: Markus Forster; Tenor: Jens Weber; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz

Gallus Media

Mar 13, 2009

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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17

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

 

Cantata BWV 23 [15:36]

György Vashegyi

Purcell Choir / Orfeo Orchestra

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Melinda Heiter; Tenor: Dávid Szigetvári; Bass: Domonkos Blazsó

Bartók Radio FM

Feb 18, 2012

MP3 / TT: 91:52

Recorded live at Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary.
Source: Bartók Radio FM - wav - mp3 (320 kbps)
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18

J.S.Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn BWV 23 [C-30]

 

Cantata BWV 23 [6:51, 1:26, 4:12, 4:24 = 16:53]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: Holló Csaba

Lutherania

Feb 19, 2012

MP3 / TT: 16:53

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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19

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

 

Cantata BWV 23 [17:16]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Sopranos: Johannes Hildebrant & Jakob Feyer (Soloists of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Boy Altos: Jakob Wetzig & Henrik Weimann (Soloists of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Tobias Hunger; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Rondeau Production ROP-4044
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Feb 22-23, 2013

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

Recorded during the weekly Thomaskirche Leipzig: Cantata Church Services, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
3rd recording of Cantata BWV 23 by G.C. Biller.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2000 - April 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (July 2012), Rolf Günther
(October 2012), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Ed Myskowski (June 2008), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (April 2014), Roland Wörner (October 2002)

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