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Cantata BWV 68
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

Ref.

BWV 68

German Title

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

English Title

God so loved the world (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Whit Monday [2nd Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 10: 42-48; Gospel: John 3: 16-21

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: May 21, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1735-1740 - Leipzig

Text

Christiane Mariane von Ziegler (Mvts. 2-4); Salomo Liscow (Mvt. 1); John 3: 18 (Mvt. 5)

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

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 oboes, taille, horn, 2 violins, violoncello piccolo, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [1.94 MB] | Score BGA [2.78 MB]
Capella: Mvt. 2 [cap]

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/14 | BC: A 86 | Zwang: K 125 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 30, 2003; Week of June 10, 2007; Week of February 20, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 68 & BWV 70 [C-7]

Kurt Thomas

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt / Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Bass: Erich Wenk

L’Oiseau-Lyre

1952 ?

LP / TT: 20:30

1st recording of Cantata BWV 68 by K. Thomas.

2

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas I
J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 68, Kantate Nr. 111 [L-3]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Elisabeth Grümmer; Bass: Theo Adam

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820 210

May-Jun 1960

CD / TT: 18:58
LP / TT:

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 68 by K. Thomas. Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 14
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 68, Cantata No. 98, Cantata No. 53 [L-14]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 7, 11, 30, 68, 104 [C-5]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 

Cantata BWV 68 [19:32]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato STE-50181
Erato STU-70181
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1001
Erato 0630-12978-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 44:35
LP / TT: 44:35
LP / TT: 44:35
2-CD / TT: 140 min
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Erschallet, ihr Lieder, Kantate BWV 172; Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, Kantate BWV 68 [L-1]
J.S. Bach : 2 Cantates Pour La Pentecote BWV 68 et BWV 172
[L-1]
J.S. Bach: “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt”, Cantata BWV 68; “Erschallet, ihr Lieder”, Cantata BWV 172
[L-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 68 / 76 / 80 [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 68 [17:50 / 17:45 / 17:20]

Klaus Martin Ziegler

Vocalensemble Kassel / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Heinz Zickler, Herbert Thal, Fritz Kelber (Trumpets); Friedel Scherz (Timpani); Erich Penzel (Horn); Edward H. Tarr (Zink); Helmuth Schmitt, Günter Gratzig, Kurt Pederowitz (Trombones); Helmut Winschermann (Oboe); Peter Adamczyk (Oboe d’amore): Gernot Schmaluß (English Horn); Helman Jung (Bassoon); Ernst Meyer-Schierning (Viuolin); Sibylle Funcke (Vpomposa); Jacoba Muckel (Violoncello); Klaus Kuchelmeister (Double-bass); Rüdiger Nitzschke (Organ positiv)

Cantate 651220
SDG 610114
Jalons de la Musique Sacrée JMS-727
Nonesuch H-71256
Baroque Music Club BACH-723

Apr 1966

LP / TT: 41:37
LP / TT: 41:37
LP / TT: 41:37
LP / TT: 41:28
CD / TT: 79:55

Recorded at the Neustädter Kirche in Hofgeismar near Kassel, Hesse, West Germany.
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5

Bach Festival 37th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Second concert [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 68 []

George Poinar

College Choir / Festival Symphony Orchestra, Festival String Orchestra.

Soprano: Karen Altman; Baritone: Dominic Cossa

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1969

MC / TT:

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

6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

May 1974; Jan 1975

TT: 17:52

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 17 - BWV 65-68
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 4 - BWV 61-78
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 21 - BWV 67-69 & 69a

 
 
 

 

Cantata BWV 68 [16:49]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Soprano: Peter Jelosits (Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben); Bass: Ruud van der Meer

Telefunken 6.35335
Teldec 8.35335 ZL & 242 571-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81194-2
Warner Classics 8573-81194-5

May 13 & Jun 27+29, 1975

2-LP / TT: 78 min
2-CD / TT: 77:45
6-CD / TT: / 389:16
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 61:03
CD / TT: 61:03

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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8

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 37
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 22

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Dec 1980; Mar-Apr 1981

TT: 17:17

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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9

Bach: Kantaten BWV 172, BWV 68 [L-10]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 172, BWV 68, BWV 1
[C-2]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas II

Cantata BWV 68 [16:13]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Theo Adam
Ludwig Güttler (Trumept I & Soprano Horn); Kurt Sandau (Trumpet II); Heinz Stiefel (Trumpet I); Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Gerhard Eßbach (Narrow-bore Alto Trombone); Karl Semsch (Narrow-bore Tenor Trombone); Rolf Bachmann (Narrow-bore Bass Trombone); Günter Heidrich (Oboe I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe II); Axel Schmidt (English Horn); Eberhard Palm (Violin); Siegfried Pank (Violoncello Piccolo)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827517
Berlin Classics 0021502BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018252BC

Jan-Feb, Apr 1981

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 59:58
MP3 / TT: 59:46
CD / TT: 59:58

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter. Recording Enginneer: Horst-Dieter Käppler. Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantate Gott soll allein mHerze haben BWV 169; Cantate Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt BWV 68 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 68 [16:17]

Gerard Akkerhuis

Residentie Bachkoor / Residentie Bachorkest

Soprano: Jitske Steendam; Baritone: Ruud van der Meer

Globe Records

1982

LP / TT: 41:00

Recorded in The Hague, the Netherlands.

11

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 9

Cantata BWV 68 [18:51] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Konomi Nagoya; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 09

May 25, 1991

CD / TT: 56:15

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas with Violoncelle Piccolo (Vol. 3)

 

Cantata BWV 68 [16:14]

Christophe Coin

Chœur de Chambre Accentus (Direction: Laurence Equilbey) / Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Auvidis Astrée / Naïve

Oct 1995

CD / TT: 62:20

Recorded at Ponitz Kirche, Thüringen, Germany.
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13

J.S. Bach: Kantáták és motetták [C-1]

Cantata BWV 68 []

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir & Orchestra (Ars Longa Ének és Zenekar)

Soprano: Sylvia Hamvasi (as Szilvia Hamvasi); Bass: Pál Benkő

Allegro Thaler MZA-017

1997

CD / TT 55:44

Recorded at Szent Anna-templom, Budapest. Hungary.
Source: Corvina könyvtári katalógus v3.6.14 | The A:N:S Chorus: Pál Benkő
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 26: Long Melford
For Whit Sunday
For Whit Monday

 
 

Cantata BWV 68 [13:45]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Bass: Panajotis Iconomou

Soli Deo Gloria 121

Jun 12, 2000

2-CD / TT: 117:40

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
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15

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 68 [16:53]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99380

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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16

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 14
J.S. Bach: Whitsun Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 11)

 
 

Cantata BWV 68 [14:58]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72214
Antoine Marchand CC-72290

Mar 5-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 205.31
CD / TT: 68:16

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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17

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 39 - BWV 28, 68, 85, 175, 183

 
 

Cantata BWV 68 [13:28]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson; Bass: Peter Kooy
Dmitry Badiarov (Violoncello piccolo da spalla)

BIS 1641

Feb 2007

SACD / TT: 72:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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18

J S Bach: The Leipzig Years [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 68 [16:16]

Peter Macdonald

Cantamus Bach Choir / Cantamus Bach Orchestra

Soprano: Ruth Saye; Bass: Colin Campbell

Accademia ACCD-1003

2007/2008

CD / TT: 59:02

Recorded at Temple Church, Fleet Street, London, England.
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19

J.S. Bach: Osteroratorium, BWV 249; Himmelfahrtsoratorium, BWV 11 [U-3]

 

Cantata BWV 68 [15:37]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Rapidshare

May 16, 2008

CD / TT: 70:05

Recorded during "Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2008" at St. John's Smith Square, London, England.
Source/lineage: digital FM Broadcast > Soundcard > Gramofile > Audacity > Switch Broadcasted by the Austrian radiostation Oe1
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to conbtributors: Anandgyan (February 2010), Rainer Baruth (May 2012), Robin Crag (November 2002), Matthias Hansen (June 2008, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

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