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Cantata BWV 56
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

Ref.

BWV 56

German Title

Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

English Title

Gladly shall I bear the cross (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata (for Bass) 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, 1726
1st performance: October 27, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

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

German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-1 | Dutch-4 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-2 | Hebrew-3 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 Russian-3 | | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7 | Emblamata
Chorale Text: Du, o schönes Weltgebäude

Scoring

Soloist: Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, bassoon, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative & Arioso | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.11 MB] | Score BGA [1.44 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 118 (BWV 56: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 58 (BWV 56: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 5 ver 2 [cap]

References

BGA: XII/2 | NBA: I/24 | BC: A 146 | Zwang: K 156 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (Munich, 1921)

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | DW [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 29, 2000; Week of January 13, 2008; Week of May 27, 2012

 

Contents

 

Discograohy Part 1: Complete Recordings 1900-1949
Discograohy Part 2: Complete Recordings 1950-1959
Discograohy Part 3: Complete Recordings 1960-1969
Discograohy Part 4: Complete Recordings 1970-1979
Discograohy Part 5: Complete Recordings 1980-1989
Discograohy Part 6: Complete Recordings 1990-1999
Discograohy Part 7: Complete Recordings 2000-2009
Discograohy Part 8: Complete Recordings 2010-2019
Discography Part 9: Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2
Discussions - Part 3 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)

Complete Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Cantatas on TV - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Bach - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
Edition Bachakademie Vols. 1-20 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling

Article: Program Notes to Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 [by Sean Burton]
Article: BWV 56 “Ich will den Xstab gerne tragen” - An Attempt to Trace the Symbols and Other Poetic Expressions in the Libretto Back to Their Original Sources [by Thomass Braatz]

 

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2000 - March 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Anandgyan (January 2010), Rainer Baruth (September 2012), Rudolf Bayer (September 2005), Francis Browne (December 2007), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, June 2006, June 2008), Frits V. Herbold (February 2008, February 2012), Manfred Krugmann (June 2012, September 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Daniel Michel (September 2004), Antonio Fuentes Miranda (November 2005), Christian Moll (October 2009), Sergey Nikitin (March 2008), Riccardo Nughes (September 2004), John Pike (August 2005), Russ Sackowitz (September 2008), Peter Schmidt (August 2006), Burke Smith (May 2007), Teri Noel Towe (December 2006, May 2008), Nagamiya Tutomu (July 2007), Jeremy Vosburgh (November 2003), Roland Wörner (October 2002)

Cantata BWV 56: Details
Recordings: Complete:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Articles:
Program Notes to Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 [S. Burton] | BWV 56 “Ich will den Xstab gerne tragen” - An Attempt to Trace the Symbols and Other Poetic Expressions in the Libretto Back to Their Original Sources [T. Braatz]

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