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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
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Epiphany Time

Composed

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

Text

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

Text: German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Arabic-1 | Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | 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 [T, A, S, B] & Chorale | Mvt. 3: Aria [B] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) [S, A] | 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

English: 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; Week of January 18, 2015

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)
Discussions - Part 5 (4th round)

Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

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

 

Cantata BWV 3 [23:29]

Brian Priestman (Conductor); William H. Scheide (Director)

Bach Aria Group Chorus & Orchestra

Soprano: Lois Marshall; Alto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Samuel Baron (Cello); Bernard Greenhouse (Cello); Robert Bloom (Oboe); Oscar Shumsky (Viola); Yehudi Wyner (Organ)

Desto DC-7139/40
Vox Box CDX-5127
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1969 [original release: 1970 or 1972]

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 92:23
MP3 / TT: 92:17

Recorded in New York City, New York, USA.
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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
CMW: Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Josef de Sordi; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herman Höbarth; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Trombones: Hans Pöttler, Ernst Hofmann, Andreas Wenth; Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, Karl Gruber, Paul Hailperin; Bassoon: Otto Fleischmann; Organ: Herbert Tachezi, Johann Sonnleitner

Telefunken 6.35027
Teldec 8.35027 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
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Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81012-2
Warner Classics 8573-81012-5
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Dec 1970; Mar-Apr 1971

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 88:32
6-CD / TT: 386:45
MP3 / TT: 384:39
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 68:27
CD / TT: 68:27
MP3 / TT: 68:19

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 3: Complete Cantata [23:46] | Complete Cantata [23:42] | Complete Cantata [23:39] | Complete Cantata [23:44] | Complete Cantata [23:40] | Complete Cantata [23:40] | Cantatas BWV 1, BWV 2, BWV 3 [68:25]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantata 'Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid' BWV 3 J. S. Bach : CANTATA -- BWV 3 "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid" (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Bach - Cantate BWV 3 - Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid Johann Sebastian Bach -  Cantate "Ach Gott, wie manches herzeleid" (BWV 3) Cantata BWV 3 - Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid BWV 3 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (Ah, God, how much heartache) JS Bach Sacred Cantatas BWV 1,2,3,Nikolaus Harnoncourt

3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 22 (Cantatas BWV 32, 155, 3)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 1 (Cantatas BWV 1-3)

 
 

Cantata BWV 3 [24:48]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Bernhard Schmid (Horn); Gerhard Cichos (Trombone); Klaus Kärcher, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Jakoba Hanke (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Bärbel Schmid (Positive Organ); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord)

Hänssler 98.873
Hänssler 92.001
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Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 60:43
CD / TT: 65:56
MP3 / TT: 65:53

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 3: Complete Cantata [HD: 24:56] | Complete Cantata [HD: 24:48] | Complete Cantata [HD: 23:51] | Complete Cantata [HD: 24:56] | Cantatas BWV 1, BWV 2, BWV 3 [HD: 65:56] | Cantatas BWV 1, BWV 2, BWV 3 [65:55]
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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.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

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
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Roomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Doktor, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [Mvts. 1, 5], Ofer Frenkel, Christin Linde [Mvt. 1], Vincent van Ballegooin, Eduard Wesley, Fernando Souza, Nico de Gier; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 3: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:52] + Mvt. 4: Aria - Duet [S, A] [5:41] | Cantatas BWV 8, BWV 186, BWV 3 [73:58] | Cantatas BWV 8, BWV 186, BWV 3 [73:58]
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6

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

 
 
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2.

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
MC: Sopranos: Lucinda Houghton, Joanne Lunn, Charlotte Mobbs, Elisabeth Priday, Gillian Ross, Rachel Wheatley, Katharine Fuge, Elin Manahan Thomas; Altos: James Burton, Mark Chambers, William Towers, Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenors: John Bowley, Robert Murray, Julian Podger, Christopher Watson, Iain Rhodes; Basses: Jonathan Brown, Christopher Dixon, Simon Oberst, Lawrence Wallington
EBS: Violins I: Maya Homburger, Nicolette Moonen, Lucy Howard, Sarah Bealby-Wright; Violins II: Adrian Butterfield, Roy Mowatt, Emelia Benjamin; Violas: Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivray; Cellos: David Watkin, Ruth Alford, Double-bass: Judith Evans; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, James Eastaway; Bassoons: Philip Turbett, Alastair Mitchell; Bass Sackbut: Stephen Saunders; Organ: Alastair Ross; Harpsichord: Silas John Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-115
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Jan 30, 2000

2-CD / TT: 127:33
MP3 / TT: 126:04

Live recordings from the Bach Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, England.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia), Tiemen Boelens (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 3: Complete Cantata [HD: 22:46] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:56] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [T, A, S, B] & Chorale [2:11] + Mvt. 3: Aria [B] [6:06] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] [0:58] + Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, A] [7:01] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [0:49]
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 3 [20:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: UIrike Grösch)

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: Mariette Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith, Melanie Greve, Loes Groot Antink, Francine van der Heijden, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Sebastian Brouwer, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Silvia Schweinberger; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Nicky Akeroyd; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes d'amore: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Ann Valancker; Trombone: Charles Toet; Horn: Andrew Clark; Bassoon: Wouter Verschuren; Lute: Mike Fentrose; Continuo Matthew Halls Ton Koopman

Antoine Marchand CC-72215
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Nov 26-Dec 3, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42
MP3 / TT: 207:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 2, BWV 3, BWV 4, BWV 5 [76:45]
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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
Instrumental Soloists: Masamitsu San’nomiya & Atsuko Ozaki (Oboe/Oboe d’amore); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin); Hidemi Suzuki (Cello); Naoko Imai (Organ); Masaaki Suzuki (Harpsichord)
Chorus: Sopranos: Dorothee Mields, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Alto: Pascal Bertin, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Horn: Toshio Shimada; Oboe/Oboe d'amore I: Masmitsu San'nomiya; Oboe/Oboe d'amore ll: Atsuko Ozaki; Violin l: Natsumi Wakmatsu (Leader), Paul Henera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai
Concerto Palatino: Cornett: Bruce Dickey; Alto Trombone: Ole-Kristian Andersen; Tenor Trombone: Charles Toet; Bass Trombone: Wim Becu

BIS SACD-1461
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Jun 25-29, 2004

SACD / TT: 71:39
MP3 / TT: 71:30

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording producer & digital editing: Uli Schneider; Sound Engineer: Andreas Ruge; SACD authoring: Bastiaan Kuijt; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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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
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Jan 16-17, 2009

CD / TT: 57:44
MP3 / TT: 57:42

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 - January 2015)
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 | Part 5

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