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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)

Text: 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-1 | 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 [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria [S] | Mvt. 6: Recitative [A] & Chorus | Mvt. 7: Aria [A] | 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]
Reduced Instrumentation: Mvt. 2: Chorus (original key) [2:30] | Mvt. 2: Chorus (down a step) [2:30]

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

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | GL [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | KL [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.
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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

 
 

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

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen B093
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

Aug 23, 2013

DVD / TT: 93 min
11-DVD / TT: 700 min

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
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 & Production: Sound Engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; 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 2015)
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:
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