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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

Cantata BWV 40
Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

Ref.

BWV 40

German Title

Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

English Title

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]
Readings: Epistle: Titus. 3: 4-7 / Acts 6: 8-15 & 7: 55-60; Gospel: Matthew 23: 35-39 / Luke 2: 15-20

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: December 26, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1746-1750 - Leipzig

Text

1 John 3: 8 (Mvt. 1); Kaspar Füger (Mvt. 3); Paul Gerhardt (Mvt. 6); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 8); Anon [probably Christian Weiss, Sr., or J.S. Bach] (Mvts. 2, 4, 5, 7)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | French-1 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Wir Christenleut habn jetzund Freud | Schwing dich auf zu deinem Gott | Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.90 MB] | Score BGA [3.54 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 8
Capella: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 8 | Mvt. 8 ver 2 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Wir Christenleut habn jetzund Freud | Schwing dich auf zu deinem Gott | Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle

References

BGA: VII | NBA: I/3.1 | BC: A 12 | Zwang: K 53 | First Published: BG, 1857 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | K.P. Clow | BK [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 23, 2003; Week of January 1, 2006; Week of April 26, 2009

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 - Vol. 14
Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Les Grandes Cantatas de J.S. Bach Vol. 20
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 18, Cantata No. 40, Cantata No. 50 [L-20]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 19, 40, 70, 140, 149, 180 [C-4]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

Cantata BWV 40 [17:16]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato STE-50223
Musical Heritage Society MHS-780
Erato 0630-11223-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Jun 1964

LP / TT: 42:36
LP / TT: 42:36
2-CD / TT: 146:08
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded at Concert Hall, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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2

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 3: BWV 63, BWV 40, BWV 152 [D-3]

 
 

Cantata BWV 40 [16:36]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Alto: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Carl-Heinz Müller
Fred Schweinfurter, Karl-Heinz Dieckmann (Oboes); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Hermann Baumann, Willi Rütten (Bach Horns); Werner Taube (Continuo-Cello)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 990015

Late 1960’s ? (P 1999)

CD / TT: 67:11

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 62
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 13

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Verena Gohl; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Hänssler

Jun-Jul 1970

TT: 17:53

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

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 40 [15:05 / 15:08]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Marius van Altena; 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, the Netherlands.
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5

Bach: Kantaten BWV 40, BWV 50, BWV 110 [L-8]
Bach: Kantaten BWV 110, BWV 40, BWV 71 [C-9]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas IX
Bach: Weihnachtskantaten BWV 1, BWV 61, BWV 40 [C-17]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 40 [16:25 / 16:24]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Ludwig Güttler (Trumpet I); Heinz Stiefel (Trumpet II); Roland Rudolph (Trumpet III); Rolf Sehring (Horn I); Wilhelm Fuchs (Horn II): Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute I); Heinz Maier (Flute II); Günter Heidrich (Oboe d’amore & Oboe I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe II)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827415
Berlin Classics 0021002BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018322BC
Corona Classic Collection 0001402CCC

Oct 1980; Jan-Feb 1981

LP / TT: 44:10
CD / TT: 59:31
MP3 / TT: 59:07
CD / TT: 59:31
CD / TT: 53:42

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneer: Gerland Junge; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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6

Bach: Cantata Advent/Cantata Christmas [C-1]

Cantata BWV 40 []

Wolfgang Kelber

Heinrich-Schütz-Ensemble München / Monteverdi-Orchester München

Counter-tenor: Reiner Schneider-Waterberg; Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg; Bass: Christian Hilz

Calig-Verlag

Nov 1996

CD / TT:

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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 40 [14:10]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208
Antoine Marchand CC-72230

Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

Bach Christmas Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 40 [15:44]

Craig Smith

Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

Mezzo-soprano: Gloria Raymond; Tenor: Frank Kelley; Baritone: Mark McSweeney

Koch International Classics 3-7462-2H1

Jan 1999

CD / TT: 70:08

Recorded at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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9

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 40 [15:15]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99374

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 15 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 40, 60, 70, 90

 
 

Cantata BWV 40 [15:30]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1111

Sep 16-20, 2000

CD / TT: 67:35

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 14: New York
Christmas Cantatas

 
 

Cantata BWV 40 [14:32]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 113

Dec 25, 2000

CD / TT: 71:17

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
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12

J. S. Bach: Karácsonyi kantáták - Christmas Cantatas BWV 63, 40, 64 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 40 []

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir & Orchestra (Ars Longa Ének és Zenekar)

Alto: József Csapó, Tenor: Martin Koch; Bass: Zoltán Mizsei

MAE-003

2000

CD / TT:

Recorded in Budapest. Hungary.
Source: Corvina Consort

13

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

Cantata BWV 40 [17:37] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 05

Dec 7, 2003

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

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012), John Pike (October 2005)

Cantata BWV 40: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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