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Cantata BWV 3
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid [I]

Ref.

BWV 3

German Title

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid [I]

English Title

Ah God, what deep affliction [I] (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 6-16; Gospel: John 2: 1-11

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: January 14, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Moller (Mvts. 1, 2, 6); Anon (Mvts. 3-5)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Arabic-1 | Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-2 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-1 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, trombone, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.50 MB] | Score BGA [1.87 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver 2 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Herr Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht II

References

BGA: I | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 33 | Zwang: K 108 | First Published: BG, 1851 | Autograph score (facsimile): Private collection, Switzerland | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 19, 2003; February 11, 2007; Week of December 13, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)

Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Aria Group - Cantatas, Arias & Choruses [C-10]

Brian Priestman

Bach Aria Group Chorus & Orchestra

Soprano: Lois Marshall; Alto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow

Vox

Late 1960’s ?

TT: 23:29

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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 1 - BWV 1-4
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-3

 

Cantata BWV 3 [21:01 / 23:44]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Friedrich Pfeiffer (Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35027
Teldec 8.35027 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81012-2
Warner Classics 8573-81012-5

Dec 1970; Mar-Apr 1971

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 88:32
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 68:27
CD / TT: 68:27

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 22
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 1

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb, Apr 1980

TT: 24:48

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták I [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 3 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay

Lutherania

Jun 8, 1997

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 8th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 3 [24:57]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 19: Greenwich/Romsey
For the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
For the 4th Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Cantata BWV 3 [22:52]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Gerald Finley

Soli Deo Gloria 115

Jan 16-17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 127:33

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, England.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 3 [20:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215

Nov 26-Dec 3, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 29 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 2, 3, 38, 135

 

Cantata BWV 3 [22:14]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan & Concerto Palatino Brass Ensemble

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1461

Jun 25-29, 2004

SACD / TT: 71:39

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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9

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 3: Epiphanias · Epiphany - Cantatas BWV 3, 65, 72

 

Cantata BWV 3 [22:04]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Conrad Zuber (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Boy Alto: Martin Deckelmann (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Rondeau Production ROP-4038

Jan 16-17, 2009

CD / TT: 57:44

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - November 2012)
Thanks to conbtributors: Claude Charton (May 2011), Frits F. Herbold (March 2012), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (November 2012), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 3: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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

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