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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 27
Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

Ref.

BWV 27

German Title

Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

English Title

Who knows how near is my end? (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 16th Sunday after Trinity
Reading: Epistle: Ephesians 3: 13-21; Gospel: Luke 7: 11-17
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 16th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st peformance: October 6, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

Ämilie Juliane von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Mvt. 1); Johann Georg Albinus (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvt. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende | Alle Menschen müssen sterben

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, obbligato organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorale & Recitative | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.56 MB] | Score BGA [2.37 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten | Jesu, der du meine Seele

References

BGA: V/1 | NBA: I/23 | BC: A 138 | Zwang: K 153 | First Published: BG, 1855 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of September 15, 2002; Week of December 23, 2007; Week of March 25, 2012

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 - Vols. 1&8

Discography

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas Nr. 27, Nr. 118, Nr. 158, Nr. 59 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 198, 158 & 27
[C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 27 [17:07]

Jürgen Jürgens

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

Soprano: Rotraud Hansmann; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)

Telefunken SAWT-9489
Teldec 93687

Jun 8-14, 1966

LP / TT: 42:47
CD / TT: 66:42

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, Holland.
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2

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 1: BWV 190a, BWV 84, BWV 89, BWV 27 [D-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 27 [17:38]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Marie-Luise Gilles; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Hartmut Ochs
Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Hans Bogacki (Oboe, English Horn); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Werner Taube (Cello); Martha Schuster (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980015

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 65:07

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

3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 7 - BWV 24-27
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. 9 - BWV 26-29

 
 

Cantata BWV 27 [15:29 / 15:36]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Altos: Paul Esswood & Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Telefunken 6.35033
Teldec 8.35033 ZL
Teldec 4509-91756-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81205-2
Warner Classics 8573-81205-5

Jun, Oct & Nov 1972; Feb & Apr 1973

2-LP / TT: 65 min
2-CD / TT: 64:51
6-CD / TT: 385:33
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 58:44
CD / TT: 58:44

Recorded Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Mar, Oct 1976; June 1977

TT: 17:19

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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5

Evening of Bach Cantatas (Program, 1980-1981, No. 181) [IU-8]

 

Cantata BWV 27 []

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Oct 12, 1980

3 sound tape reels / TT:

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

6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 51
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 9

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Edith Wiens; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Feb, Oct 1982

TT: 17:05

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 27, 34 & 41 [L-7]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Johannes Pohl (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Jonas Will (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Markus Schäfer; Bass: Harry van der Kamp
Organ: Siebe Henstra

Sony Classical

Jun 1995

TT: 17:16

Recorded at Doopsgezendekerk Haarlem, Holland.
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8

Händel: Dixit Dominus • Bach: Kantaten [C-1]

Cantata BWV 27 [15:32]

Harald Nickoll

Kammerchor Carmina Mundi e.V. Aachen / Coll’arco

Soprano: Maria Regina Heyne; Alto: Ruth Sandhoff; Tenor: Kim Schrader; Bass: Daniel Böhm

Kammerchor Carmina Mundi e.V. Aachen

Mar 22, 1998

CD / TT: 71:27

Recorded live at St. Nikolaus, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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CD: Carmina Mundi

9

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 27 [15:10]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 8: Bremen / Santiago
For the 15th Sunday after Trinity
For the 16th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 27 [14:21]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Thomas Guthrie

Soli Deo Gloria 104

Oct 7, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:04

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Santo Domingo de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
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11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 16

 
 

Cantata BWV 27 [15:32]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72216

Feb 2003

3-CD / TT: 193:10

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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12

J.S. Bach: Christus, Der Ist Mein Leben - Cantates BWV 27, 84, 95 & 161 [C-18]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Alto: Matthew White; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass: Thomas E. Bauer

Harmonia Mundi France

Nov 2006; Feb 2007

TT: 13:32

Recorded at De Singel, Blauwe Zaal, Anvers, Belgium.
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13

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 12: "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz" - Cantatas BWV 138 · 27 · 47 · 96

 

Cantata BWV 27 [14:50]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25312

Sep 20-21, 2009

SACD / TT: 70:13

Recorded at Sint-Truiden, Belgium.
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14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 47 - BWV 27, 36, 47

 
 

Cantata BWV 27 [14:34]
Appendix: Alternative Aria for Alto Willkommen! Will ich sagen (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 27 [3:53]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Satoshi Mizukoshi; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1861

Feb 2010

SACD / TT: 68:27

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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15

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

 

Cantata BWV 27 [14:40]

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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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - October 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (July 2012), Fritz V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012), Riccardo Nughes (February 2008)

Cantata BWV 27: Details & Complete Recordings | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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