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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 46
Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei

Ref.

BWV 46

German Title

Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei

English Title

Behold and see, if there be any sorrow (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 10th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; Gospel: Luke 19: 41-48
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 10th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: August 1, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Lamentations I: 12 (Mvt. 1); Johann Matthäus Meyfart (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [W. Murray Young suggests Christian Weiss, Sr., or some other unknown Leipzig clergyman]

German-1 | German-6 | 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 | Greek-1 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: O großer Gott von Macht

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 transverse flutes (or recorders), 2 oboes da caccia, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.15 MB] | Score BGA [3.97 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 s
Chorale Melody: O großer Gott von Macht

References

BGA: X | NBA: I/19 | BC: A 117 | Zwang: K 37 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 27, 2000; Week of August 28, 2005; Week of October 16, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 11 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 171, 46, 71 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 46 [21:36]

Arthur Mendel

The Cantata Singers and Orchestra

Soprano: Charlotte Bloecher; Alto: Belvin Kibler; Tenor: William Hess; Bass: Paul Matthen

Schola Antiqua M-II

Late 1940's - Early 1950's

CD / TT: 65:34

Recorded on open-reel tapes and were kept in the library of William Hess. These were later transferred to cassette tapes and, from these, CDs were made.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 46 & BWV 104 [C-3]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 21-34-46-56-104
[R-1]

 

Cantata BWV 46 [18:55]

Jonathan Sternberg

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Symphoniker

Contralto: Lorna Sydney; Tenor: Hugues Cuénod; Bass: Alois Pernerstorfer

Bach Guild BG-502
Artemis Classics ATM-CD-1241

1950

LP / TT: 44:12
2-CD / TT: 131:15

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 46 & BWV 65 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 46 - 105 - 23 - 103 [BMC]

Cantata BWV 46 [20:34]

Helmut Kahlhöfer

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke & Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate / Vanguard
Baroque Music Club BACH-722

Oct 1960

LP / TT: 39:25
CD / TT: 75:35

Recorded at Immanuelskirche Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 12 - BWV 43-46
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. 15 - BWV 44-47

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 46 [16:25 / 16:28]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz

Telefunken 6.35283
Teldec 8.35283 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81200-2
Warner Classics 8573-81200-5

Dec 1974; Jan 1975

2-LP / TT: 74 min
2-CD / TT: 74:16
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 76:04
CD / TT: 76:04

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Holland.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 46
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 16

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Sep, Dec 1977; Jan 1978

TT: 18:52

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

Summer Bach Collegium: Bach Cantata Series, Concert III [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 46 [15:15]

Jos van Immerseel

Bach Collegium Chorus / Bach Collegium Orchestra

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 26, 1997

MC / TT: 56:03

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

7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 46 [16:51]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

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

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208

Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 11 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / IV - BWV 46, 95, 136, 138

 
 

Cantata BWV 46 [17:55]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 991

Sep 1998

CD / TT: 67:59

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 11 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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9

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 46 [17:41]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5: Rendsburg/Braunschweig
For the 8th Sunday after Trinity
For the 10th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 46 [18:53]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Soli Deo Gloria 147

Aug 27, 2000

2-CD / TT: 118:46

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Dom, Braunschweig, Germany.
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11

Lamentationes [C-4]

 

Cantatas BWV 46 [16:07], BWV 102 [21:38]

Marcel Ponseele

(OVPP - No Choir) / Il Gardellino

Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Lieven Termont

Passacaille 977

Nov 24-27, 2010

CD / TT: 62:03

Recorded at AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium.
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12

J.S. Bach: Ach süßer Trost! - Leipzig Cantatas [C-22]

 

Cantata BWV 46 [16:18]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs; Bass: Peter Kooy

PHI LPH-006

Jan 27-29, 2012

CD / TT: 67:24
MP3 / TT: 67:10

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche. Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2000 - January 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (June 2012), Claude Role (November 2012), Teri Noel Towe (October 2005), Jeremy Vosburgh (November 2003)

Cantata BWV 46: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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