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Cantata BWV 42
Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbatas

Ref.

BWV 42

German Title

Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbatas

English Title

On the Evening of That same Sabbath (by W. Murray Young)

Event

Solo Cantata for the Quasimodogeniti [1st Sunday after Easter]
Readings: Epistle: 1 John 5: 4-10; Gospel: John 20: 19-31

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: April 8, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: April 1, 1731 - Leipzig
3rd performance: c1742 - Leipzig

Text

John 20: 19; Jakob Fabricius (Mvt. 4); Martin Luther (Mvt. 7); Anon (Mvts. 3, 5-6) [C.S. Terry suggests Christian Weiss, Sr.; Newmann suggests J.S. Bach.]

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 | Italian-4 | Japanese-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Chorale (Duet) | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.64 MB] | Score BGA [2.71 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]

References

BGA: X | NBA: I/11.1 | BC: A 63 | Zwang: K 117 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | JdW [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 30, 2000; Week of April 8, 2007; Week of August 22, 2010

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)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 23
Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Bach Arias - conducted by Andrea Marcon with Angelika Kirchschlager

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 42 [32:20]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Edith Berger-Krebs; Alto: Ingrid Lorenzen; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

Apr 11, 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

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas IV
J.S. Bach: Kantaten 8. Folge
J.S. Bach: Das Kanatenwerk - BWV 67, BWV 42 [LA-5]

Cantata BWV 42 [34:19]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Marianne Basner; Alto: Gerda Schriever; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Otto Siegl

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-523
Eurodisc 71-536

Feb 27, 1953

CD / TT: 74:45
LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

Bach Aria Group - Cantatas & Cantata Movements [C-6]

Robert Shaw

Bach Aria Group Orchestra / Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra

Soprano: Eileen Farrell; Alto: Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow; Violins: Maurice Wilk, Max Hollander; Cello: Bernard Greenhouse; Piano: Erich Itor Kahn

RCA Victor

1953-1954

2-LP / TT:

 

4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 42, No. 35 [L-7]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 42, No. 35
[C-5]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 35, 42 & 53 [D-2]

Hermann Scherchen

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna Radio Orchestra

Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall; Alto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor: Alexander Young; Bass: John Boyden

Westminster / Baroque Music Club

1964

TT: 32:41

Recorded at Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
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5

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. 14 - BWV 41-43

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 42 [27:20 / 27:12]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer

Telefunken 6.35269
Teldec 8.35269 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81201-2
Warner Classics 8573-81201-5

Feb, Mar & Dec 1974

2-LP / TT: 95 min
2-CD / TT: 94:30
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 75:58
CD / TT: 75:58

Recorded at Palais Rasumovsky, Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 31
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 14

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb-Mar 1981

TT: 29:30

Recorded at GedäStuttgart, Germany & Große Aula der Alten Universität Salzburg, Austria.
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7

Bach: Cantatas (II) - BWV 42 - BWV 152 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 42 [7:40, 1:05, 10:42, 2:52, 0:52, 3:34, 2:23 = 29:08]

Mario Videla (Conductor & Organ)

Coral de los Buenos Aires (Director: Jaime Botana Escudero) / Academia Bach de Buenos Aires

Soprano: Ana Maria Osorio; Mezzo-soprano: Bernarda Fink; Tenor: Carlos Bengolea; Baritone: Raúl Neumann
Orchestral ensemble: Haydée Francia (Violin concertino); Delia Galan (Violin); Gabriel Pinette (Violin); Marcela Magin (Viola & Viola d’amore); Ricardo Massun (Viola da gamba); Edgardo Zollhofer (Violoncello); Eduardo Alegre (Violone); Ricardo Grätzer (Flauta dulce); Andrés Spiller (Oboe d’amore); Iris Camps (Oboe); Maximiano Storani (Oboe); Gertraud Stauber (Fagot)

Cosentino IRCO-39C

1983 [issued 1985]

MC (stereo) / TT: 48:51

Editor: Cosentino Grabaciones.
Out of print - no more available.

8

J.S. Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis [C-5]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent / La Chapelle Royale

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Gérard Lesne; Tenor: Howard Crook; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Jan 1990

TT: 26:09

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9

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 6

Cantata BWV 42 [29:54] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Konomi Nagoya; Alto: Namiko Tanaka; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 06

May 25, 1991

CD / TT: 60:45

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

10

Brattleboro Music center presents: Marlboro Music Festival rehearsal, 1993-07-22 [F-1993]

 

Cantata BWV 42 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Martha Elliott; Mezzo-soprano: Mary Nessinger; Tenor: Patrick Romano; Baritone: André Solomon-Glover
Peggy Spencer (Violin); Evan Johnson (Violin); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Mark Timmerman (Bassoon); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 23, 1993

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There are also MC’s of the rehearsal from July 22, 1993.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

11

Bach Edition Vol. 4 - Cantatas Vol. 1

 
 

Cantata BWV 42 [28:22]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99363

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 292:15

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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12

Bach Cantatas Vol. 23: Arnstadt/Echternach
For the 1st Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti)
For the 2nd Sunday after Easter (Misericordas Domini)

 
 

Cantata BWV 42 [26:49]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Gillian Keith; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 131

Apr 29-30, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:31

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Kirche, Arnstadt, Germany.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 23
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13

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 14

 
 

Cantata BWV 42 [26:09]
Appendix: Alternate version of Chorale (Duet) for Soprano & Tenor Verzage nicht, o Häuflein klein (Mvt. 4) [3:21]
In a later alternative version of the cantata the continuo in Mvt. 4 is performed with a double-bass.

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72214

Mar 5-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 205.31

Includes appendix. Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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14

Winter Baroque, 2004 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 42 []

George Shangrow

Seattle Chamber Singers / Orchestra Seattle

Soprano: Catherine Haight; Mezzo-soprano: Kathryn Weld; Tenor: Howard Fankhauser; Baritone: Michael Drumheller

Orchestra Seattle

Jan 18, 2004

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Town Hall - 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & OS-SCS Website

15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 36 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1725) - BWV 6, 42, 103, 108

 
 

Cantata BWV 42 [28:45]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Dominik Wörner

BIS 1611

Feb 2006

SACD / TT: 75:31

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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16

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 42 «Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats» [C-24]
Bachkantaten N°5 (BWV 180, 42, 191)

 
 

Cantata BWV 42 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Ulrike Hofbauer; Alto: Irène Friedli; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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Apr 17, 2009

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 64:41

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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17

»Mein Glaube kennt des Heilands Sieg« [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 42 []

Kay Johannsen

Solistenensemble Stimmkunst / Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Soloists: Soprano: Helena Günther; Alto: Lidia Vinyes Curtis; Tenor: Stephan Scherpe; Bass: Matthias Horn; Bass: Thomas Scharr
solistenensemble stimmkunst: Sopranos: Fanie Antonelou, Helena Günther, Heike Heilmann, Agnes Knoop; Altos: Nohad Becker, Anne Maugard, Hanna Roos, Lidia Vinyes Curtis; Tenors: Nils Giebelhausen, Stephan Scherpe, Daniel Schreiber, Andreas Weller; Basses: Matthias Horn, Peter Maruhn, Thomas Scharr, Christian Villiger
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart: Trumpet: Patrick Henrichs; Recorder: Linde Brunmayr-Tutz; Oboe: Saskia Fikentscher, Claire Sirjacobs, Joyce Cho; Bassoon: Barbara Meditz; Konzertmeisterin: Lisa Immer; Violin 1: Lisa Immer, Dietlind Mayer, Angela Pastor; Violin 2: Miriam Risch-Graulich, Dmitry Fomitchev; Viola: Claudia Hofert, Isolde Jonas; Violoncello: Melanie Beck, Christine Wiegräbe; Double-bass: Ann Fahrni; Organ: Andreas Gräsle

YouTube

Apr 11, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the frame of the Canata Cycle Bach:vokal.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 42: Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [11:42] | Mvt. 4: Chorale - Duet [S, T] [2:56] | Mvt. 5: Recitaive [B] & Mvt. 6: Aria [B] [4:49] | Mvt. 7: Chorale [2:42]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2000 - November 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Peter Bright (August 2007), Dan Dews (February 2013), Cesar A. Dillon (December 2010), Matthias Hansen (March 2006, June 2009), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

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