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Cantata BWV 39
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot

Ref.

BWV 39

German Title

Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot

English Title

Deal thy bread to the hungry (Richard Stokes & Oxford Companion)

Event

Cantata for the 1st Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 John 4: 16-21; Gospel: Luke 16: 19-31

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: June 23, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

Isaiah 58: 7-8 (Mvt. 1); Hebrews 13: 16 (Mvt. 4); David Denicke (Mvt. 7); Anon (Mvts. 2, 3, 5, 6) (Picander ?) [Walther Blankenburg suggested Christoph Helm]

German Text | German-2 | 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-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Kommt, laßt euch den Herren lehren

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.09 MB] | Score BGA [3.74 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 7 ver
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele

References

BGA: VII | NBA: I/15 | BC: A 96 | Zwang: K 143 | First Published: BG, 1857 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 17, 2001; Week of October 21, 2007; Week of May 1, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 39 [24:13]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Gerda Lammers; Alto: Ingrid Lorenzen; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

May 17+22, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 39, BWV 79 [C-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 39 & BWV 105
[D-2]

Cantata BWV 39 [24:39]

Fritz Lehmann

Berliner Motettenchor / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Contralto: Lore Fischer; Bass: Hermann Schey

American Decca
Deutsche Grammophon - Archiv ARC-3066

Jun 1952

LP / TT: 53:00
LP / TT: 52:39

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany.

3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 32 & BWV 39 [L-3]

 

Cantata BWV 39 [23:30]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Consortium Musicum

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Sybil Michelow; Bass: Franz Crass

EMI Electrola
HMV HQM-1046

1965

LP / TT:

 

4

Kodaly: Harry-Janos Suite for Orchestra; Bach: Cantata Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot BWV 39 [L-7]

Cantata BWV 39 []

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Nobuko Gamo-Yamamoto; Alto: Martha Kessler, Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Sudwestfun SWF-37/38

Late 1960’s ?

LP / TT:

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

5

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 28
Bach Cantatas: Volume 1

Cantata BWV 39 [24:20]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Barbara Scherler; Bass: Bruce Abel

Erato STU- 70774
Erato 2584-61401-2

Oct 1973

LP / TT: 41:10
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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6

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

Cantata BWV 39 [24:39]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

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

Archiv Produktion

Jan-Mar 1974; Jan 1975

6-CD / TT:

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 11 - BWV 39-42
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 3 - BWV 37-52, 54-60
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 13 - BWV 37-40

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 39 [24:26 / 24:46]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Soloist of Knabenchor Hannover (No Name); Counter-tenor: René Jacobs; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35269
Teldec 8.35269 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81202-2
Warner Classics 8573-81202-5

Feb & May 1974

2-LP / TT: 95 min
2-CD / TT: 94:30
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 75:17
CD / TT: 75:17

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Holland.
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8

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 40
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 13

 

Cantata BWV 39 [21:19]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Contralto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Bass: Franz Gerihsen

Hänssler 98.802
Hänssler

Feb 1982

CD / TT: 58:03
CD / TT: 58:14

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas [C-2]

Cantata BWV 39 [23:15]

Philippe Herreweghe

Chorus & Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Agnès Mellon; Counter-tenor: Charles Brett; Bass: Peter Kooy

Virgin Classics

Oct 1991

CD / TT: 61:10

Recorded at Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, Belgium.
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10

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 5

Cantata BWV 39 [24:22] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Yoshiko Hibi; Alto: Namiko Tanaka; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 05

May 8, 1993

CD / TT: 73:19

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

11

Summer Bach Collegium: Bach Cantata Series, Concert II [IU-29]

 

Cantata BWV 39 [21:20]

Jan Harrington

Bach Collegium Chorus / Bach Collegium Orchestra.

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 25, 1997

MC / TT: 63:53

Recorded live at Auer Concert Hall, Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries.

12

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 39 [21:35]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Counter-tenor: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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13

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: City of London
For the 1st Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 39 [21:00]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Gillian Keith; Alto: Wilke te Brummelstroete; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 101

Jun 25, 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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14

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 39 und 140 Koncert c-moll nach BWV 1060 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 39 []

Carola Mühlenweg

St. Johannes-Kantorei Arsten-Habenhausen / Norddeutsches Barock-Collegium

Soprano: Ute Frühhaber; Alto: Annerose Heß; Bass: Ulrich Schütte

Camerata-Musik CMD 20-21126

Nov 26, 2000

CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Johnannes-Kirche, Bremen-Arsten, Germany.
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15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the First and Second Sundays After Trinity [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 39 [24:31]

Craig Smith

Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music (Chorus Master: Michael Beattie)

Soprano: Jayne West; Alto: Pamela Dellal; Bass: Mark McSweeney

Koch International Classics 3-7535-2H1

Sep 5-15, 2001

2-CD / TT: 146:15

Recorded at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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16

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 16

 
 

Cantata BWV 39 [20:19]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72216

Feb-Mar 2002

3-CD / TT: 193:10

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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17

J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 36, 39, 106 [C-3]

Cantata BWV 39 []

Christophe Gesseney

Ensemble Vocal Euterpe / Ensemble Baroque du Léman

Soprano: Natacha Ducret; Alto: Catherine Pillonel-Bacchetta; Bass: Nicolas Fink

Artlab

Nov 2002

CD / TT:

Recorded live at l'église de Saint-François à Lausanne.

18

Bach Arias, Duets and Chamber Music [C-8]

Cantata BWV 39: Part 2 [8:15]

Dale Higbee

Carolina Baroque

Soprano: Teresa Radomski; Bass-Baritone: John Williams

Carolina Baroque 115

Apr 6, 2003

CD / TT: 63:09

Recorded live at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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19

Cantata No. 39, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot (J.S. Bach) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 39 []

Edward Lundergan

Kairos: A Consort of Singers / Orchestra

Soprano: Carol Lundergan; Alto: Tricia Lewis Agar; Alto: Patricia Marquez; Baritone: William Ashby; Baritone: Michael Saunders

Kairos: A Consort of Singers

Jun 8, 2008

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York, USA.
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20

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 45 - BWV 39, 187, 129

 

Cantataa BWV 39 [20:39]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1801

Feb 2009

SACD / TT: 65:33

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (June 2001 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Dr.Thomas C.H. Going (April 2005), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012)

Cantata BWV 39: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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