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Cantata BWV 30
Freue dich, erlöste Schar

Ref.

BWV 30

German Title

Freue dich, erlöste Schar

English Title

Rejoice, O ransomed throng (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist
Readings: Epistle: Isaah 40: 1-5; Gospel: Luke 1: 57-80
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of John the Baptist

Composed

Leipzig, 1738 ?
1st performance: c. 1738 (probably June 27, 1738) - Leipzig

Text

Johann Olearius (Mvt. 6); Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) ? (Mvts 1-5)

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 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Tröstet, tröstet meine Lieben

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale | Mvt. 7: Recitative | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Recitative | Mvt. 10: Aria | Mvt. 11: Recitative | Mvt. 12: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [2.52 MB] | Score BGA [6.59 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele

References

BGA: V/1 | NBA: I/29 | BC: A 178 | Zwang: K 199 | First Published: BG, 1855 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 15, 2002; Week of November 23, 2008; Week of January 27, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recording of Cantata BWV 30
Complete Recording of Cantata BWV 30a
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 30

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
Complete Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Arias - by Marek Štryncl & Musica Flore with Magdalena Kožená

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Edition Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Vol. 3 - Die Bachkantaten-Sendungen des Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks 1931–1939 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 30 [42:38]

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

BWV 30: Soprano: Helene Fahrni; Alto: Henriette Lehne; Tenor: Paul Reinecke; Bass: Johannes Oettel
Violin: Edgar Wollgandt; Oboes: Willy Gerlach, Hans Brückner; Flute: Erwin Milzkott; Trumpet: Heinrich Teubig; Harpsichord: Friedbert Sammler; Organ: Günther Ramin; Oboe d'amore: Helmut Schlövogt

Querstand VKJK-1111

Apr 18, 1937-Oct 22, 1939

2-CD / TT: 158:15

Recordings of live broadcasts of the the radio programme "Die Bach-Kantate " from Apr 18, 1937 and Oct 22, 1939 from the Great Concert Hall of the First New Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 30 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 30 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Brattleboro Bach Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Soprano: Benita Valente; Mezzo-soprano: Mary Burgess; Tenor: Seth McCoy; Bass: Leslie Guinn

Ars Nova / Ars Antigua AA-500

1970 [released]

LP / TT:

Recorded in the Marlboro College Auditorium, following the performance at the first annual Brattleboro Bach Festival, Vermont, USA.

3

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 26
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 30 [L-26]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 7, 11, 30, 68, 104 [C-5]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

Cantata BWV 30 [41:17]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Emiko Iiyama; Alto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Bruce Abel

Erato STU-70665
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1678
Erato 0630-12978-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Oct 1972 or Apr 24, 1971

LP / TT: 41:17
LP / TT: 41:17
2-CD / TT: 140 min
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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4

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. 10 - BWV 30-31

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 30 [37:30 / 37:38]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Herbert Böck (Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben); 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-Dec 1972

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, Vien, Austria.
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Mar, May 1974; Jan 1975

TT: 40:25

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 9
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 10

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Costanza Cuccaro; Alto: Mechthild Georg; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb 1984

TT: 35:30

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Freue dich, erlöste Schar BWV 30; Es erhub sich ein Streit BWV 19 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 30 [36:25]

Karl-Friedrich Beringer

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Münchner Bachsolisten

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Cornelia Kallisch; Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz; Bass: Thomas Quasthoff

Bayer Records BR-160162

Jul 18-20, 1990

CD / TT: 56:19

Recorded at Münster zu Heilsbronn, Germany.
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 30 [32:19]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics

Jan-Feb 2000

TT:

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: City of London
For the Feast of St. John the Baptist

 
 

Cantata BWV 30 [32:42]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Wilke te Brummelstroete; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 101

Jun 24, 2000

2-CD / TT: 148:26

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
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10

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 22

 
 

Cantata BWV 30 [31:09]

Ton Koopman

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

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

Antoine Marchand CC-72222

May 9-13, 2002 [Mvts. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11]
Sep 26-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvts. 3, 5, 8, 10]
Oct 13-18, 2002 [Mvts. 1, 6, 12]

3-CD / TT: 199:57

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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11

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

Cantata BWV 30 [38:45] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Eiichi Taira; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 04

May 10, 2003

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

12

Bach Cantates De Saint-Jean Baptiste
Intégrale des cantates sacrées
Vol. 1

 

Cantata BWV 30 [34:07]

Eric J. Milnes

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Suzie LeBlanc; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

ATMA Classique SACD2-2400

Jun 2004

SACD / TT: 73:26

Recorded at Église de la Nativité, La Prairie, Québec, Canada.
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13

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 30 "Freue dich, erlöste Schar" [C-3]

Cantata BWV 30 []

Ruben Jais

coro & orchestra: Mailänder Kantorei

Soprano: Elisa Franzetti; Alto: Paolo Cauteruccio; Tenor: Clemens-Christian Löschmann; Bass: Jörg Gottschick

Mailänder Kantorei

Jun 25, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Chiesa Cristiana Protestante, Milan, Italy.
Source & samples: Mailänder Kantorei (not for sale)

14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 55 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar, Cantatas · 30 · 69 · 191 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1730s-40s (IV))

 
 
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Cantata BWV 30 [34:17]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Kiyomi Suga (Flauto Traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Ryo Terakado (Violin)

BIS 2031
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Feb 2013

SACD / TT: 68:40
MP3 / TT: 68:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Jens Braun; Tuner: Akimi Hayash.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - November 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Claude Charton (May 2011), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Burke Smith (October 2007)

Cantatas BWV 30 & BWV 30a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 30 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 30 | Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 30a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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