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Cantata BWV 55
Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht

Ref.

BWV 55

German Title

Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht

English Title

I, wretched man, a slave to sin (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Philippians 1: 3-11; Gospel: Matthew 18: 23-35
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: November 17, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Rist (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvts. 1-4)

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

Scoring

Soloist: Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.09 MB] | Score BGA [1.14 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Werde munter, mein Gemüthe

References

BGA: XXII/2 | NBA: I/26 | BC: A 157 | Zwang: K 159 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmaniel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 27, 2002; Week of February 3, 2008; Week of August 12, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 38 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 157 · 55 · 151 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 55 []

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

Tenor: Helmut Krebs

Erato LDE-3044
Westminster XWN-18768
Musical Heritage Society MHS-594

Mar 31-Apr 4, 1956

LP / TT:

Recorded in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

2

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 55 Ich armer Mensch [Radio Recording] [R-1]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:30]

Karl Ristenpart

Kammerchor des Saarländischen Rundfunks / Kammerorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks

Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Konrad Hampe (Flute)

Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR)

May 16, 1957

Tape

Recorded live in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 55 by K. Ristenpart.

3

J.S. Bach: Quatre Cantates No. 53, 55, 189 & 200 [L-3]

Cantata BWV 55 []

Karl Ristenpart

Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre

Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Konrad Hampe (Flute); K. Steinkopf (Oboe)

Les discophiles français DF-217

Jun 18 & Oct 2, 1957

LP / TT:

Recorded at Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 55 by K. Ristenpart.

4

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-02514 [R-31]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [16:30]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor, Mitglieder / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Tenor: Georg Jelden
Helmut Stirnagel (Flute); Johannes Schloemer (Oboe d'amore)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Oct 21/22, 1957

Tape TT: 16:30

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

5

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 55, BWV 189 [C-9]
Bach Cantatas
Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [CD: 15:30 / LP: 15:21]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Aurèle Nicolet (Flute); Edgarr Shann (Oboe)
Continuo: Kurt Engert (Violoncello); Ludwik Kiblböck (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Karl Richter (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion SAPM-198401
Archiv Produktion 439394-2
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Feb 28-Mar 3, 1959

LP / TT: 32:04
5-CD / TT: 343:25
MP3 / TT: 345:18

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55: Complete Cantata [15:33] | Compolete Cantata [15:28] | Complete Cantata [15:32]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BCA157 BWV55 Cantata for 22nd Sunday after Trinity Karl Richter 1959 J.S. Bach Cantata Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht BWV 55 J. S. Bach : CANTATA -- BWV 55 "Ich armer Mensch, ich S?ndenknecht" (Karl Richter)

6

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 55 Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht; Kantate Nr. 160 Ich weiss, dass mein Erlöser lebt; Kantate Nr. 189 Meine Seele rühmt und preist [C-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 55, BWV 160 & BWV 189
[C-2]

Cantata BWV 55 [13:15]

Heinz Markus Göttsche

Mannheim Bach Choir / Heidelberger Kammerorchester

Tenor: Raimund Gilvan

Da Camera SM-94013
Music Rara MUS-9
Oryx BACH-1119
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1718

May 25-27, 1966

LP / TT: 43:43

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mannheim, Germany.

7

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 6: BWV 99, BWV 8, BWV 55 [D-6]

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [14:51]

Diethard Hellmann

Kurrende des Bachchores Mainz und Bachorchester Mainz

Tenor: Alexander Young
Werner Richter (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe d’amore); Ruth Hellmann (Violin); Marianne Weiss-Tunder (Violin); Werner Taube (Continuo-Cello)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 200002

Late 1960’s ? (P 2000)

CD / TT: 56:09

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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8

Peter Schreier singt Bach-Kantaten [L-3]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 3 -
Cantatas II
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 3 - Sacred Cantatas, St Matthew Passion [B-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [15:41]

Erhard Mauersberger

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor: Peter Schreier
Basso continuo: Friedemann Erben (Violoncello); Heinz Morawietz (Double-bass); Hannes Kästner (Harpsichord, Organ)

Eterna 826099
Telefunken SMT-1162
Telefunken 6.41948 AG
Leipzig Classics 001821-2BC
Leipzig Classics 001819-2BC

Apr 16, 1968

LP / TT: 34:20
LP / TT: 34:20
LP / TT: 34:20
CD / TT: 73:06
5-CD / TT: 323:17

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 55 by P. Schreier.
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9

Bach: Solokantaten Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht BWV 55; Ich weiss, dass mein Erlöser lebt BWV 160; Meine Seele rühmt BWV 189 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:27]

Hans-Martin Linde

Instrumentalisten und Vokalensemble der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Hans-Martin Linde (Recorder & Flute); Alfred Sous (Oboe & Oboe d’amore); Herbert Hoever (Old Mensur Violin); Eduard Müller (Positive Organ) [Bernhard Fleig]; Hannelore Müller (Old Mensur Violoncello); Walter Stiftner (Baroque Bassoon); Angelo Viale (Violone)

EMI-Electrola C063-29065

Oct 18-20, 1971

LP / TT: 45 min

Recorded at Martinskirche, Baile, Switzerland. Producer: Gerd Berg. Recording Engineer: Johann-Nikolaus Matthes; Balalance Engineer: Wolfgang Gülich..
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 55 by N. Gedda.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55: Complete Cantata [13:27]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Nicolai Gedda Bach Cantate BWV 55 Schola Cantorum

10

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 14 - BWV 51-52, BWV 54-56
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. 17 - BWV 52 & 54-56

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:00]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Telefunken 6.35304
Teldec 8.35304
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81198-2
Warner Classics 8573-81198-5

Jan 20-21+25, 1975

2-LP / TT: 79 min
2-CD / TT: 79:27
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 61:30
CD / TT: 61:30

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YoiuTube: Cantata BWV 55: Complete Cantata [12:59] | Complete Cantata [13:06] Cantatas BWV 52, BWV 54, BWV 55 & BWV 56 [61:29]
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11

Bach Festival 45th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert [F45-1]

 

Cantata BWV 55 []

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace Motet Choir (Conductor: Stuart Raleigh) / Festival Chamber Orchestra

Tenor: Jon Humphrey
Charles Treger (Violin); Karen Yonovitz, Carol Parker (Flute); Regina Mushabac-Klemperer (Violoncello); Frances Burmeister (Organ); Gary Kosloski (Violin)

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music BW Tape 77-71 A

May 20, 1977

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Library)

12

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 57 (Cantatas BWV 80, 115, 55)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 18 (Cantatas BWV 54-57)

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:01]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Tenor: Adalbert Kraus
Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Günther Passin (Oboe, Oboe d’amore); Günther Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Rainer Kussmaul (Violin); Yoshiko Okada-Nakura (Violin); Ansgar Schneider (Continuo Cello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Postive Organ)

Hänssler 98.819
Hänssler 92.018
=

Feb, Oct 1982

CD / TT: 59:25
CD / TT: 72:56
MP3 / TT: 72:45

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany. Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck..
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 54, BWV 55, BWV 56 & BWV 57 [72:55]
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13

J.S. Bach: Solokantaten für Tenor [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 []

-

Mitglieder der Kantorei der Kreuzkirche Bonn (Director: Jutta Niedermeyer) / Steinkraus-Ensemble

Tenor: Hans-Dieter Seibel
Helmut Steinkraus (Flute); Kurt Colinnet (Violin); Johannes Geffert (Organ/Harpsichord); Christoph Vicbahn (Oboe); Loni Schumacher (Violin II); Michael Coenen (Viola); Cecile van Hoof (Violoncello)

Mitra 16172

Feb 1983

LP / TT:

Recorded at Kreuzkirche, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

14

Bach: Kantaten BWV 55, 84, 199 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [12:19]

Max Pommer

Leipziger Universitätschor / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Tenor: Peter Schreier
Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute); Klaus-Peter Gütz (Oboe d’amore)
Basso Continuo: Bukhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Reiner Hucke (Double-bass); Lutz Klepel (Bassoon); Christine Schornsheim (Organ)

Eterna
Berlin Classics BC-1066-2

Jun-Jul 1986 / Jun 1987

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 52:35

Recorded at Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth, Bernd Runge; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Editing: Uta Schwiemann.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 55 by P. Schreier.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55 [12:28]: Part 1 [9:57] + Part 2 [2:31]
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15

J.S. Bach: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, Kantate BWV 55 für Tenor, Instrumente und Chor; F. Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich, Choralkantate für Chor und Orchester; A. Honegger: König David (Le Roi David), sinfonischer Psalm in drei Teilen für Soli, Sprecher, Chor, Orgel und Orchester [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 55 []

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Staatskapelle Dresden

Tenor: Ralph Eschrig

Überspiel Kreuzchorarchiv

Jun 10, 1989

MC / TT: 96 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 3141
Source: WorldCat Libraries & SLUB Dresden

16

J.S. Bach: Solo Cantatas (Cantatas Volume I) [C-1]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [12:44]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas
Kathleen Kraft (Flute); John Abberger (Oboe)
Orchestra: Anthony Martin, Jolianne von Einem, Lisa Weiss (Violin I); Katherine Kyme, Robert Seletsky, Michael Sand (Violin II); David Miller, David Cerutti (Violas); Loretta O’Sullivan (Violoncello); Steven Lehning (Violone); Thomas Sefcovic (Bassoon); Jonathan Dimmock (Organ); John Butt (Harpsichord); Michael Eagan (Archlute)
Choir: Sopranos: Ruth Escher, Claire Kelm, Emily van Evera; Altos: Alexandra Ivanoff, Jennifer Lane, Linda Liebschutz; Tenors: Edward Betts, John Rouse, Jeffrey Thomas; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, James Weaver; Choral Preparation: Jonathan Dimmock

Koch International Classics 3-7138-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Apr 27-28 & Oct 19-20, 1990

CD / TT: 61:48

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA. Producer: Joseph Spenser; Engineer: Peter Nothnagle.
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17

J.S. Bach: Solo-Kantaten und Arien [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [11:04]

Peter Schreier

RIAS-Kammerchor / Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Tenor: Peter Schreier
Silke Uhlig (Flute); Ekkard Hering, Friederike Schmidt (Recorders); Nigel Shore (Oboe da caccia & Oboe); Thorsten Rosenbusch (Violin); Johanna Peters (Viola); Jürgen Reuter (Bassoon); Karl-Heinz Schröter (Cello); Manfred Pernutz (Double-bass); Raphael Alpermann (Organ & Harpsichord)

Philips 442786-2

Aug 1994

CD / TT: 58:50

Recorded at Rundfunkhaus, Berlin, Germany. Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Ursula Singer; Recording Engineers: Cees Heijkoop, Thijs Hoekstra; Tape Editing: Evert Menting.
3rd recording of Cantata BWV 55 by P. Schreier.
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18

J.S. Bach: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht Kantate BWV 55; Concerto a-Moll BWV 1044 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:15]

Matthias Eisenberg (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Members of Thomanerchor Leipzig / Leipziger Barockorchester

Tenor: Martin Petzold
Konstanze Beyer, Cornelia Fiedler, Annekathrin Rummel, Irene von Harnack-Hilpert (Violin I); Ulrike Kunze, Birgit Fischer Cosimo Stawiarski (Violin II); Gundula Beyer, Cosima Taubert (Viola); Stepahan Schulz (Violncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Johanna Baumgärtel (Flute); Lex Vos (Oboe d’amore); Tobias Meier (Bassoon); Matthias Eisenberg (Organ/Harpsichord)

RAM 59814

Jan 1998

CD / TT:

Recorded in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Supervision: Uwe Präkelt; Balance Engineer: Dietrich Weich.
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19

Bach Made in German, Vol. V/7: Cantatas, Arias & Motet [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [16:46]

Ludwig Güttler

Hallenser Madrigalisten (Chorus Master: Alexander Gosch) / Virtuosi Saxoniae

Tenor: Christoph Genz
Sabrine Kittel (Flute); Andreas Schober (Oboe)
Continuo: Friedrich Kicheis (Organ); Friedwart-Christian Dittmann (Violoncello); Bend Haubold (Double-bass); Jobst Schneiderat (Harpsichord)

Dresden Classics 001842-2BC

Feb-Mar 1999

CD / TT: 69:34

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer, Balance Engineer, Recording Engineer & Editing: Eberhard Hinz.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 55 by C. Genz.
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20

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:33]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Tenor: Knut Schoch

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT:270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 11, BWV 55, BWV 94 [61:57]
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21

J.S. Bach: Cantatas & Arias [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [12:11]

Fabio Biondi (Director & Violin)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Europa Galante

Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Chorale: Soprano: Roberta Giuia; Alto: Alessandro Carmignani; Bass: Antonio Abete
Raffaelo NegriIsabella Longo (Violin 1); Enrico Casazza, Carla Marotta (Violin 2); Lorenzo Colitto (Violin 2, Viola); Ernesto Braucher (Viola 1); Robert Brown (Viola 2); Maurizio Naddeo (Cello 1, Continuo); Antonio Fantinuoli (Cello 2); Nicola dal Maso (Double-bass); Petr Zeifart (Recorder 1); Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder 2, Flute); Sergio Ciomei (Harpsichord, Organ); Vittorio Ghielmi (Viola da gamba); Alessandro Piqué (Oboe, Oboe d’amore); Giogio Mandolesi (Bassoon); Ugo Nastrucci (Therbo)

Virgin Veritas 545420

Mar 25-30, 2000

CD / TT: 67:55

Recorded at La Biblioteca Monumentale dell Abbazia di San Giovanni Evangelista, Parma, Italy. Producer: John Fraser; Executive Producer: Alain Lanceron; Balance Engineer: Frédéric Briant (Musica Nuneris); Editors: Claire Luhan, Tony Harrison.
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22

Bach Cantatas Vol. 12: Tooting/Winchester
For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [14:35]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Tenor: James Gilchrist

Soli Deo Gloria 171

Nov 17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 140:53

Recorded during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at All Saints church, Tooting, England (not live recording).
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23

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18
J.S. Bach: Solo Cantatas for Alto and Tenor (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 3)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [12:54]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Tenor: Christoph Prégardien
Mvts. 1-4: Margaret Faultless, Lisa Domnisch, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Silvia Schweinberger (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Margaret Urquhart (Double-bass); Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute; traverso); Katherina Spreckelsen, Alexandra Bellamy (Oboes & Oboes d’amore); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Mike Fentross (Lute); Ton Koopman, Matthew Halls (Continuo)
Mvt. 5: Margaret Faultless, Kati Debretzeni, Lisa Domnisch, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Silvia Schweinberger (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Jennifer Morsches (Violoncellos); Michele Zeoli (Double-bass); Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute taverso); Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry (Oboes & Oboes d’amore); outer Verschuren (Bassoon); Mike Fentross (Lute); Ton Koopman, Matthew Halls (Continuo)

Antoine Marchand CC-72218
Antoine Marchand CC-72282

Sep 29-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvts. 1-4]
Oct 28-Nov 5, 2002 [Mvt. 5]

3-CD / TT: 193:02
CD / TT: 73:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55: Mvt. 1: Aria [5:55]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Ich armer Mensch, ich S?ndenknecht - Bwv 55

24

Columbus Bach Ensemble: Bach, Vivaldi & More: Ich armer Mensch, Bach cantata #55 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 55 [16:50]

Christine Shumway Mortine (Music Director)

Columbus Bach Ensemble

Tenor: William Watson
Michael Davis (Concert-master); Catherine Borst Jones (Flute); Laurel Butler (Violin); Mary Davis Fetherston (Violin); Leslie Maaser (Flute); Jim McCullough (Violin); Tra Vinson (Violin)

YouTube

Jan 31, 2004

Video / TT: 16:50

Recoirded live at At. Turibius Chapel, Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55: Complete Cantata [16:50]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Ich armer Mensch, Bach cantata #55

25

J.S. Bach: Geistliche Solokantaten für Alt - Tenor [C-3]
J.S. Bach, Telemann, Hoffmann: Sacred Cantatas for Alto & For Tenor [C-3]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [11:07]

Helmut Müller-Brühl

Collegium Vocale Siegen (Chorus Master: Ulrich Stölzel) / Kölner Kammerorchester

Tenor: Markus Schäfer
Soloists: Inge Nelken (Flute); Christian Hommel (Oboe, Oboe d’amore); Gerhard Anders (Continuo Cello); Harald Hoeren (Organ)
Orchestra: Renée Ohldin (Concert-master); Irmgard Zavelberg, Dorethée Ragg, Mark Schimmelimann, Sonja Riederbusch, Nicole-Mattea Stewart (Violin I); Alberth Rundel, Franz Neumann, Susanne Siller, Anna Adamska, Reiko Sudo (Violin II); Bodo Friedrich, Theo Lenzen, Dana Bala-Ciolanesco (Violas); Gerhard Anders, Mercedes Ruiz, Tilman Kanitz (Violoncellos); Thomas Falke (Double-bass); Daniel Rothert (Recorder); Ingo Nelken (Flute); Christian Hommel, Jung Hyun Cho, Ann-Cathrin Collin (Oboes); Martin Kevenhörster, Alexander Lenkov (Bassoons); Harald Hoeren (Organ)

Naxos 8.557615
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Jun 1-3 & Nov 22-23, 2004

CD / TT: 62:19
MP3 / TT: 62:19

Recorded by Deutchlandfunk Sat endesaal, Köln, Germany. Producer: Ludwig Rink; Engineers: Stephan Schmidt & Hans Martin Renz. A co-production with DeutschlandRadio.
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 1: "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" - Cantatas BWV 98 · 180 · 56 · 55

 

Cantata BWV 55 [13:52]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Sophie Karthäuser; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor [Soloist]: Christoph Genz; Bass: Dominik Wörner

Accent 25301

Oct 2004

SACD / TT: 69:43

Recorded at l'Eglise des Minimes à Bruxelles, Belgium.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 55 by C. Genz.
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 38 (Solo Cantatas) - BWV 52, 55, 82, 58

 
 

Cantata BWV 55 [14:35]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Tenor: Gerd Türk
Liliko Maeda (Flute); Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe); Natsumi Wakamatsu leader, Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima (Violin I); Kaori Toda, Yuko Araki, Satoki Nagaoka (Violin II), Yoshiko Morita, Mutsumi Otsu (Viola)
Continuo: Hidemi Suzuki (Violoncello); Takashi Konno (Violone); Naoya Otsuka (Harpsichord); Naoko Imai (Organ)

BIS 1631

Sep 2006

SACD / TT: 65:49

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Recording Producer: Jens Braun; Sound Engineer: Dirk Lüdemann; Digital Editing: Bastian Schick; Executive producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 38 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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Bleibt, ihr Engel, bleibt bei mir - J.S. Bach: Arien und Kantaten [C-2]

 

Cantatas BWV 55 [12:24]

Hajo Wienroth

Le Chardon

Tenor: Markus Brutscher
Hajo Wienroth (Flute); Mark Baigent (Oboe); Jaroslav Roucek (Trumpet); Jörn Sebastian Kuhlmann, Elin Eriksson (Violins); Andreas Klingel (Viola); Cassandra Luckhardt (Violoncello); Ute Schildt (Double-bass); Tilman Skowroneck (Organ)

Lunaris CD

2008

CD / TT: 68:04

Recorded at Große Kirche. Leer, Lower Saxony, Germany.
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BWV 55 - "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht"

 

Cantata BWV 55 [14:17]

Tenor. Suk Seung Kwon; Ansoyoung (?) (Organ)

YouTube

Uploaded: Sep 26, 2011

Video / TT: 14:17

Recorded & filmed at…
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55: Complete Cantata [14:17]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BWV 55 - "Ich armer Mensch, ich S?ndenknecht"

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J. S. Bach: Kantate BWV 55 "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht" [C-52]

 

Cantata BWV 55 []

Conductor & organ: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Urs Schoettli

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold
Choir: Soprano: Guro Hjemli; Alto: Antonia Frey; Bass: William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Yuko Ishikawa; Viola: Susanna Heft; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Flute: Claire Genewein; Oboe d'amore: Ingo Müller

Gallus Media A870

Nov 19, 2011

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, the reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: GALLUS MEDIA AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 55: Mvt. 3: Aria [4:20]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach - Cantata BWV 55 - Ich armer Mensch, ich S?ndenknecht - 3 - Aria (J. S. Bach-Stiftung)

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - March 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (January 2012), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, June 2006, September 2006, February 2012), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012), Louis Iosub (April 2012),
Manfred Krugmann (September 2012), Peter Smaill (August 2006), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007), Tim Williams (March 2008)

Cantata BWV 55: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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