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Cantata BWV 50
Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

Ref.

BWV 50

German Title

Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

English Title

Now is come salvation and strength (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the Feast of St Michael and All Angels
Readings: Epistle: Revelations 12: 7-12; Gospel: Matthew 18: 1-11
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for St. Michael and All Angels

Composed

Leipzig, 1723 ?
1st performance: Unknown date and place

Text

After Revelation 12: 10

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-1 | French-2 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-3 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: 8-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [1.15 MB] | Score BGA [2.12 MB]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score

References

BGA: X | NBA: I/30 | BC: A 194 | Zwang: | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Chazot [French] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 16, 2003; Week of October 30, 2005; Week of March 3, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

"Now Shall The Grace", Eight-part chorus from Cantata No. 50 (Bach) [C-1]

Cantata BWV 50 [4:16]

Sir Hugh P. Allen

Leeds Festival Choir / London Symphony Orchestra

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HMV C 1596 [Matrix No.: CR2215 I A ?]

Oct 4, 1928

78 rpm

Actually recorded at the Leeds Triennial Musical Festival, October [4], 1928. Allen used the edition prepared for The Bach Choir by Otto Goldschmidt in the late 1870's.

2

J.S. Bach: Motet, Singet dem Herrn; Cantata No. 50; Cantata No. 104 [C-1]
L’Heritage de Carl Schuricht - Volume 6
[C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [4:28]

Carl Schuricht

Berliner Philharmonischer Chor / Berliner Philharmoniker

-

Telfunken E-1709
Capitol L-8077
Dante LYS

Oct 31, 1934 or 1938

LP / TT:
78" / TT:
CD / TT: 53:37

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Four cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

Klaus Liepmann

MIT Choral Society / MIT Symphony Orchestra

Bass: Paul Matthen; Other soloists unknown

Columbia

1951

LP / TT:

 

4

History of music in sound. Vol. 5: Opera and church music, 1630-1750 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

Arnold Goldsbrough

Choir and Goldsbrough Orchestra

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HMV HLPS-13.

1954 [published]

LP / TT:

Was issued as part of the History of Music in Sound on HMV.

5

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 21, Cantata No. 50 [L-2]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

Marcel Couraud

Stuttgarter Chor & Orchester

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Les Discophiles français 180

Dec 1, 1955

LP / TT:

 

6

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D; Cantata No. 50 [L-9]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat / Cantatas BWV 50, 70
[C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:54]

Felix Prohaska

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor / Hof-Operntheater (Vienna, Austria) Orchester
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

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Bach Guild BG-555 (1958)
Bach Guild BGS-5005 (1958)
Bach Guild HM-22SD (1973)
Qualiton LPX-1094 (1962)
Vanguard Classics OVC-2010

Jun 1957

LP / TT: 33:34
LP / TT: 33:34
LP / TT: 33:34
LP / TT: 33:34
CD / TT: 62:40

Recorded at Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.
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7

J.S. Bach: Soli Deo Gloria Vol. 5

Cantata BWV 50 [3:55]

Hans Pflugbeil

Greifswalde Bach Tage Choir / Bach-Orchester Berlin

-

Baroque Music Club BACH-750

Late 1950's - Late 1960's ?

CD / TT: 79:03

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8

Les Grandes Cantatas de J.S. Bach Vol. 20
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 18, Cantata No. 40, Cantata No. 50 [L-20]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

Cantata BWV 50 [4:45]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

-

Erato STE-50223
Musical Heritage Society MHS-780
Erato 2584-61402-2

Jun 1964

LP / TT: 42:36
LP / TT: 42:36
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded at Concert Hall, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, G.
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9

Bach Festival 32nd Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First concert [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

George Poinar

Baldwin-Wallace Festival Chorus / Baldwin-Wallace Festival Orchestra.

-

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1964

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.

10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 50, BWV 83 & BWV 197 [E-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 50 [3:38]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

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Telefunken SAWT-9539
Telefunken 6.41101
Telefunken 6.35284
Teldec 8.35284 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81199-2
Warner Classics 8573-81199-5

Mar 2 & May 7 & Sep 12-18, 1967

LP / TT: 54:20
LP / TT: 54:20
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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11

Bach: Cantatas Nos. 31 & 50 - Buxtehude: “O Gottes Stadt” [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

Dr. Kurt Bauer (Conductor & Organist)

Dresden Cathedral Choir & Orchestra

-

Janus Piroquette

Late 1960’s - Early 1970’s

LP / TT:

 

12

M.A. Charpentier: Te Deum for two choirs and two orchestras; J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 50 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [4:50]

István Zámbó

Veszprém Mixed Chorus (Veszprém Város Vegyeskara) / Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (Filharmóniai Társaság)

-

Hungaroton SLPX-11907

1978

LP / TT:

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13

J.S. Bach: Motets & Cantatas [E-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:32]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

-

Erato

Apr 1980

2-CD / TT: 115:57

Recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 50 by J.E. Gardiner.
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14

Bach: Kantaten BWV 40, BWV 50, BWV 110 [L-8]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 192, BWV 50
[C-10]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas X

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 50 [4:00 / 3:53]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

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 0021762BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018332BC

Oct 1980; Jan-Feb 1981

LP / TT: 44:10
CD / TT: 58:44
MP3 / TT: 58:34
CD / TT: 58:44

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Engineer: Gerlald Junge; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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15

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 6
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 17

Cantata BWV 50 [3:35]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

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Hänssler 98.857
Hänssler

Feb 1984

CD / TT: 49:23
CD / TT: 62:20

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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16

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 21, 41, 50, 56 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 50 []

Lawrence Foster

Der Chor des Städtischen Musikverein zu Düsseldorf / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

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Musikverein Düsseldorf Vol. 105

Jul 18, 1984

CD / TT:

Recorded live (in front of audiences and illustrious members of the royal house) by Radio Monte-Carlo at the Royal Palace, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
See: Musikverein Düsseldorf: Vol. 105 Bach: Kantaten BWV 56, 50, 41,21

17

J.S/ Bach” Cantate BWV 50 (chœur "Es'Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft"); Concerto pour 2 violons [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

Rafael Kubelík

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

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Private edition

Mar 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, Apr 2, 1985

CD / TT:

Recorded at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, New York, USA
Source: Rafael Kubelik - Discography | Kubelik’s Home Page: Concert, Sessionand other Information

18

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

Cantata BWV 50 [3:36]

Andrew Parrott

Taverner Consort & Players

-

Virgin Veritas

Apr 1993

CD / TT: 59:13

Recorded at Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England.
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19

Bach: Cantatas 34, 50, 147 [C-1]
The Bach Collection
[B-1]

 
 

Cantatas BWV 50 [3:47], BWV 34 [16:44], BWV 147 [31:14]

Harry Christophers

The Sixteen

Soprano: Gillian Fisher; Alto: David James; Tenor: Ian Partridge; Bass: Michael George
The Sixteen:
Sopranos: Fiona Clarke, Ruth Dean, Sally Dunkley, Patricia Forbes, Nicola Jenkin, Carys Lane
Altos: Robin Barda, Michael Lees, Philip Newton, Christopher Royall
Tenors: Peter Burrows, Philip Daggett, Duncan MacKenzie, Mark Padmore
Basses: Simon Birchall, Roger Cleverdon, Christopher Purves, Laurence Whitehead
Paul Nicholson (Organ)

Collins Classics 1317-2
Coro COR-160039
=
Coro COR-16072

Aug 1990

CD / TT: 55:59
CD / TT: 56:01
MP3 / TT: 55:50
5-CD / TT: 310:01

Recorded at St. Judes on the Hill, Hampstead, England. Recording Producers: Mark Brown; Recording Engineer: Antony Howell.
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20

1993 Fall Concert [SB-5]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

John H. Dickson

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Seminary Choir.

-

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Nov 30, 1993

MC, CD / TT:

Recorded live at Alumni Chapel, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

21

Arizona State University Concert Choir; South Garland High School a cappella choir [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

Stan McGill

South Garland High School a cappella choir

-

Mark Custom Recording Service MCD-3/5

1993

CD / TT:

Recorded at American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Convention; Arizona State University.

22

J.S. Bach In Performance [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:29]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

-

NPR Classics CD-0002

Jan 29, 1994

CD / TT: 78:28

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA, USA.
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23

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 50 - 2 versions [3:24, 3:16]
1st version: the traditional version for double chorus
2nd version: reconstruction for single chorus by Jan Kleinbussink

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

-

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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24

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 13 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 25, 50, 64, 69a, 77

 
 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:32]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

-

BIS 1041

Oct 1999

CD / TT: 70:58

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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25

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:44]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

-

Brilliant Classics 99377

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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26

Bach Cantatas Vol. 7: Ambronay / Bremen
For the 14th Sunday after Trinity
For the Feast of St Michael and All Angels

 
 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:15]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

-

Soli Deo Gloria 124

Sep 29, 2000

2-CD / TT: 115:11

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Unser Lieben Frauen, Bremen, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 50 by J.E. Gardiner.
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27

MIT Concert Choir: May 7, 2005 [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

William Cutter (Conductor); Howard Chan (Conductor)

MIT Concert Choir

-

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 7, 2005

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

28

Marshall University Chamber Choir

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

David Castleberry

Marshall University Chamber Choir

-

Marshall University: Department of Music

2006 [published]

CD / TT:

Recorded at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 50 by D. Castleberry.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

29

Spring concert

 

Cantata BWV 50 []

David Castleberry

Marshall University Choral Union; Marshall University Chamber Choir

-

Marshall University: Department of Music

Apr 21-22, 2007

CD / TT:

Recorded at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 50 by D. Castleberry.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

30

J. S. Bach: "Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft" BWV 50; "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" BWV 80 01; Gott Soll Allein Meine Herze" BWV 169 01 Sinfonia [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [4:20]

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir, Budapest / Solamente Naturali, Bratislava

-

YouTube

2007

Broadcast / TT: 17:05

Recorded at the Saint Michael Church, Budapest, Hungary. Organized by Dénes Legeza.
Listen to this performance on YouTube: Complete Cantata BWV 50 [4:20]

31

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 10: Reformation/Michaelistag · Reformation/Michaelmas Day - Cantatas BWV 19, 50, 79, 80 [D-10]

 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:47]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

-

Rondeau Production ROP-4031

Sep 28-29, 2007

CD / TT: 70:51

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, August 2006, September 2010, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Ed Myskowski (May 2008), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (October-November 2011), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007, June 2007)

Cantata BWV 50: Details & Complete Recordings | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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