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Cantata BWV 29
Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

Ref.

BWV 29

German Title

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

English Title

Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Inauguration of the Leipzig Town Council

Composed

Leipzig, 1731
1st performance: August 27, 1731 - Leipzig
2nd performance: August 31, 1739 - Leipzig
3rd performance: August 25, 1749 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 75: 1 (Mvt.2); Johann Gramann (Mvt. 8); Anon (Mvts. 3-7)

German-1 | German-6 | 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 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Nun lob, mein' Seel', den Herren

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia | Mvt. 2: Chorus | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative & Chorus | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.81 MB] | Score BGA [3.70 MB] | Manuscript (1731) [41.81 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 8 | Mvt. 8 ch
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 1 ver 2 | Mvt. 1 ver 3 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 8 [cap]

References

BGA: V/1 | NBA: I/32.2 | BC: B 8 | Zwang: K 183 | First Published: BG, 1855 | Autograph score (facscimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | KL [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | GL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 16, 2003; Week of August 10, 2008; Week of May 5, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas BWV 29, 119 & 120 - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
A Bach Album - by Timothy Roberts & His Majesty’s Consort of Voices

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 12 & 29 [C-2]

Mogens Wöldike

Wiener Kammerchor / Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Soprano: Netania Davrath; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Anton Dermota; Bass: Walter Berry

Vanguard

May 1960

TT: 24:46

Recorded at Grossesaal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 29 & BWV 135 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantata 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, and Cantata 159, Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem,; Cantata 29, Wir danken Dir, Gott, wir danken Dir, and Cantata 135, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder
[SA-2]

 

Cantata BWV 29 [25:32]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Herrad Wehrung; Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Walter Holy, Helmut Schneidewind, Helmut Finke (Baroque Trumpets); Helmut Winschermann (Oboe); Arno Schönstadt (Obbligato Organ); Douglas Haas (Positive Organ)

Cantate 641216
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1417
Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings SAOPR-6B

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 41:09
LP / TT: 41:09
CD / TT:

Recorded at the Johanneskirche in Kornwestheim, near Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 8 - BWV 28-30
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 29 [23:35 / 23:33]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35034
Teldec 8.35034 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: 77 min
2-CD / TT: 77:12
6-CD / TT: 385:33
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 58:44
CD / TT: 58:44

Recorded at Palais Rasumovsky, Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 29 by N. Harnoncourt.
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4

Bach: Kantaten BWV 29, BWV 119 [L-2]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 29, BWV 119 [C-6]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas VI

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 29 [25:24 / 15:19]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Regina Werner; Alto: Heidi Rieß; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Gerhard Bosse (Solo Violin); Hannes Kästner (Organ)
Continuo: Hannes Kästner, Almut Reuter (Organ); Siegfried Arnold, Günther Stephan (Violoncello); Konrad Siebach (Double-bass)

Eterna 826581
Berlin Classics 0090552BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018292BC

Feb & Nov 1974

LP / TT: 53:14
CD / TT: 53:23
MP3 / TT: 53:15
CD / TT: 53:23

Recorded at Versöhnungskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Eberhard Geiger; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter. Recording Engineer: Hartmut Kölbach; Editing: Hildegard Mehe, Liane Klasen.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 6
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 9

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Ulrike Sonntag; Alto: Elisabeth Graf; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb 1984

TT: 21:20

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: "Wir danken dir, Gott" [C-13]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Jan 1999

TT: 21:50

Recorded at l'Eglise Doopsgezinde Germeente, Haarlem, Holland.
See: Cantatas BWV 29, 119 & 120 - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 29 [22:46]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99380

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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8

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 4

Cantata BWV 29 [25:06] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 04

May 12, 2001

CD / TT: 63:51

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

9

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 20

 
 

Cantata BWV 29 [20:40]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenors: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72220

May 9-14, 2002 [Mvts. 3-4]
Sep 25-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvt. 5]
Feb 23-25, 2003 [Mvt. 1]
Oct 13-19, 2003 [Mvts. 2, 6-8]

3-CD / TT: 200:22

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantate e Mottetti, Vol. II [C-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 29 [21:13]

Michael Radulescu

Laboratorio vocale e instrumentale "Il Teatro Armonico"

Soprano: Laura Antonaz; Alto: Elena Biscuola; Tenor: Gianluca Ferrarini; Bass: Davide Benetti
Simone Bensi (Oboe); Davide Monbti (Violin); Margherita Dalla Vecchia (Organ)

ADO 2004

Oct 22, 2003

CD / TT: 70:14

Recorded live at Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Italy.

11

Oratoriumabens [C-8]

 

Cantata BWV 29 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Weiner-Szász Chamber Symphony (Weiner-Szász Kamaraszimfónikusok)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Mezzo-soprano: Katalin Gémes; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay
Borbála Dobozy (Harpsichord); Tamás Sackaliczky (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 7, 2004

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 15th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 29 by S. Kamp.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

12

Festliche Musik zur Orgelweihe [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 29 []

Christian Bettels

Kammerchor St. Lamberti / Barockorchester Münster

Soprano: Johanna Winkler; Alto: Alexandra Rawohl; Tenor: Nils Giebelhausen; Bass: Michael Nonhoff; Organ: Tomasz Adam Nowak

Musicom 010912

Sep 5, 2004

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stadt- und Marktkirche St. Lamberti Münster.
Source: Die ROHLF-Orgel

13

Bach: Cantatas BWV 140, 61 & 29 [L-13]

 

Cantata BWV 29 [21:44]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Arnold Schoenberg Chor / Concentus Musicus Wien

Soprano: Christine Schäfer; Alto: Bernarda Fink; Werner Güra; Bass: Christian Gerhaher

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Jan 12-14, 2007

2-CD / TT: 60:33 +

Recorded live at Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 29 by N. Harnoncourt.
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14

J.S. Bach: Kantatáest [C-18]

 

Cantata BWV 29 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Budapest Strings (Budapesti Vonósok) (Principal: Béla Bánfalvi, Artistic Leader: Károly Botvay)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Katalin Gémes; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: Péter Cser; Borbála Dobozy (Harpsichord); Péter Mekin (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 8, 2008

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live during 19th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 29 by S. Kamp.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 52 - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantatas · 29 · 112 · 140 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1730s-40s (I))

 
 

Cantata BWV 29 [23:27]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1981
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Sep 2011

SACD / TT: 63:38
MP3 / TT: 63:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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16

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 29 “Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir” [D-70]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VII - Das Bach-Jahr 2013 [B-7]

 
 

Cantata BWV 29 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Meinrad Walter

Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Julia Sophie Wagner; Alto: Roswitha Müller; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz
Choir: Sopranos: Mirjam Berli, Olivia Fündeling, Susanne Seitter, Noëmi Sohn-Nad, Alexa Vogel; Altos: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Damaris Rickhaus, Simon Savoy, Lea Scherer; Tenors: Manuel Gerber, Raphael Höhn, Walter Siegel; Basses: Fabrice Hayoz, Valentin Parli, Philippe Rayot, Tobias Wicky
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Monika Baer, Monika Altorfer, Martin Korrodi, Olivia Schenkel, Marita Seeger; Violas: Susanna Hefti, Martina Zimmermann; Violoncellos: Maya Amrein, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Trumpet: Patrick Henrichs, Peter Hasel, Pavel Janecek; Timpani: Martin Homann; Oboe: Dominik Melicharek, Ingo Müller; Organ obligato: Tobias Lindner; Harpsichord: Nicola Cumer

Gallus Media 181
Gallus Media 186

Aug 23, 2013

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also newly features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; GALLUS MEDIA AG, Schweiz; DVD format: PAL.
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17

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir - Cantate, BWV 29 [AB-5]

 

Cantata BWV 29 [16:28]

Jos van Veldhoven

Nederlandse Bachvereniging

Soprano: Maria Keohane; Alto: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Valerio Contaldo; Bass: Lionel Meunier; Organ: Leo van Doeselaar
Ripieno Soprano: Marjon Strijk, Hilde Van Ruymbeke, Klaartje van Veldhoven, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Ripieno Alto: Victoria Cassano McDonald, Barnabás Hegyi, Saskia Kruysse, Elena Pozhidayeva; Ripieno Tenor: Robert Buckland, Diederik Rooker, Ronald Threels, Endrik Üksvärav; Ripieno Bass: Jelle Draijer, Pierre-Guy Le Gall White, Martijn de Graaf Bierbrauwer, Lionel Meunier
Violin 1: Shunske Sato, Pieter Affourtit, Annelies van der Vegt; Violin 2: Sayuri Yamagata, Anneke van Haaften, Paulien Kostense; Violas: Staas Swierstra, Femke Huizinga; Celloos: Albert Brüggen, Richte van der Meer; Double-bass: Robert Franenberg; Oboes: Martin Stadler, Peter Frankenberg; Bassoon: Benny Aghassi; Trumpet: Robert Vanryne, Mark Geelen, Fruzsina Hara; Timpani: Peppie Wiersma; Harpsichord: Siebe Henstra

Nederlandse Bachvereniging: All of Bach

Mar 15, 2014

Video / TT: 25:00

Recorded & filmed live at Martinikerk, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Concert Production: Marco Meijdam, Imke Deters; Producer: Frank van der Weij; Film Director: Lucas van Woerkum, Joost Honselaar; Director of Photography: Sal Kroonenberg; Camera: Sal Kroonenberg, Robert Berger, Ruben van den Broeke, Benjamin Sparschuh, Indy Hamid; Film Editor: Lucas van Woerkum, Frank van der Weij; Music Recording Producer: Leo de Klerk; Production Assistant: Zoë de Wilde; Music Producer's Assistant: Menno van Delft; Music Recording Assistants: Jaap Firet, Gilius Kreiken, Jaap van Stenis; Leo de Klerk, Frank van der Weij; Martijn Snoeren.
Watch & listen on All of Bach: Cantata BWV 29: Complete Cantata [25:00]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2001 - August 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, January 2014), Bradley Lehman (April 2004), Peter Schmidt (December 2006)

Cantata BWV 29: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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