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Cantata BWV 48
Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen

Ref.

BWV 48

German Title

Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen

English Title

O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 19th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Ephesians 4: 22-28; Gospel: Matthew 9: 1-8
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 19th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: October 3, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Romans 7: 24 (Mvt. 1); Martin Rutilius (Mvt. 3); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4-7)

German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Ach Gott und Herr | Herr Jesu Christ, ich schrei zu dir

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.21 MB] | Score BGA [1.91 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 7 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Ach Gott und Herr | Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

References

BGA: X | NBA: I/24 | BC: A 144 | Zwang: K 46 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW-1 | BCW-2 | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 6, 2002; Week of November 6, 2005; Week of May 13, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 51
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 16

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Aldo Baldin

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1973

TT: 15:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 13 - BWV 47-50
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 3 - BWV 37-52, 54-60
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 16 - BWV 48-51

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 48 [16:06]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Telefunken 6.35284
Teldec 8.35284 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81199-2
Warner Classics 8573-81199-5

Nov 1974; Feb+May 1975

2-LP / TT: 68 min
2-CD / TT: 67:41
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 63:32
CD / TT: 63:32

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 

Cantata BWV 48 [14:40]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 14 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 48, 89, 109, 148

 
 

Cantata BWV 48 [14:33]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk

BIS 1081

Feb 22-25, 2000

CD / TT: 66:04

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 48 [14:56]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 10: Potsdam / Wittenberg
For the 19th Sunday after Trinity
For for the Feast of Reformation

 
 

Cantata BWV 48 [15:56]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: James Gilchrist

Soli Deo Gloria 110

Oct 29, 2000

2-CD / TT: 121:46

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Erlöserkirche, Potsdam, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 48 «ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen» [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 48 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Alto: Ruth Sandhoff; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke

Gallus Media A315

Oct 20, 2006

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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8

Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - Cantata BWV 1, 48, 78 & 140 [C-5]

 
 

Cantata BWV 48 [13:06]

Karl-Friedrich Beringer

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Deutsche Kammer-Virtuosen Berlin

Alto: Rebecca Martin; Tenor: Markus Schäfer

Sony Music 87254-09732

Oct 5-7, 2011

CD / TT: 79:41

Recorded at Hans-Thamm-Saal, Windsbach, Bavaria, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Ich elender Mensch - Leipzig Cantatas [C-23]

 

Cantata BWV 48 [13:30]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs

PHI LPH-012
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Jan 31-Feb 2, 2013

CD / TT: 68:30
MP3 / TT: 67:47

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - February 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (June 2012), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), John Pike (August 2005), Claude Role (February 2014)

Cantata BWV 48: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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