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Cantata BWV 69a
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

Ref.

BWV 69a

German Title

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

English Title

Praise the Lord, my soul (by Francis Browne)

Event

Cantata for the 12th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-11; Gospel: Mark 7: 31-37
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 12th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: August 15, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: August 31, 1727 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 103: 2 (Mvt. 1); Samuel Rodigast (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [based on text from Johann Oswald (?) Knauer cantata cycle]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 5: Aria [B] | Mvt. 6: Chorus

Score BGA Anh [0.63]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Chorale Melody: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/20 | BC: A 123 | Zwang: K 39 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

English: BCW | AMG | Crouch | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 18, 2002; Week of September 11, 2005; Week of November 27, 2011

Contents

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 69
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 69a

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

Recordings of Individual Movemnts from BWV 69

 

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 6
Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki

Discography

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 18 (BWV 69-72)
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 69a [19:20]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer
CMW: Natural Trumpets: Josef Spindler, Hermann Schober; Timpani: Kurt Hammer; Recorders: Elisabeth Harnoncourt, Leopold Stasny; Oboes: Jürg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg, Paul Hailperin; Oboe da caccia: Paul Hailperin; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Veronika Schmidt, Anita Mitterer [BWV 69a/1,6]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncello: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35340
Teldec 8.35340 ZL & 242 572-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
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Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81194-2
Warner Classics 8573-81194-5
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May+Oct 20+24, 1976

2-LP / TT: 88 min
2-CD / TT: 88:31
6-CD / TT: 389:26
MP3 / TT: 388:31
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 61:03
CD / TT: 61:03
MP3 / TT: 61:14

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 69a: Complete Cantata [19:23]
CD: Cantatas BWV 67, BWV 68, BWV 69, BWV 69a [61:03]
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2

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 69a [18:13]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe/Oboe d'amore); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, María-Luz Álvarez; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Kevin McLean-Mair, Geert Berghs; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader], Marshall Marcus, Foskien Kooistra, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Lisa Ferguson, Carlo Marona, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson; Violas: Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson; Double-bass/Violone: Nicholas Pap; Oboes/Oboes d'amore: Marcel Ponseele, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker; Recorder: Reine-Marie Verhagen; Trumpets: Stephen Keavy, Jonathan Impen, James Ghigi [not listed in the liner notes]; Timpani: Luuk Nagtegaal; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias], Jon Kleinbussink [choirs]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206
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Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00
3-CD / TT: 196:00
MP3 / TT: 195:22

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 69a: Complete Cantata [15:34]: Part 1 [9:42] + Part 2 [5:52]
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3

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 69a [17:56]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yoshie Hida; Alto: Kirsten Sollek-Avella; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Tamiko Hoshi, Mikiko Suzuki, Aki Yanagisawa; Altos: Kirsten Sollek-Avella, Yuko Anazawa, Tomoko Koike, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Hiroyuki Harada, Takanori Ohnishi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshiya Hida, Tetsuya Odagawa, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Trumpets: Toshio Shimada, Yoshimitsu Osada, Munenori Yamakami; Tromba da tirarsi: Toshio Shimada; Timpan: Hisao Horio; Recorder: Kazuo Hanaoka; Oboes: Alfredo Bernardini, Masamitsu San'nomiya, Atsuko Ozaki; Oboe d'amore & Oboe da caccia: Alfredo Bernardini; Violins: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Luna Oda, Yasuko Ohara, Mari Ono; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Ryoko Moro'oka; Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki [Principal], Norizumi Moro'oka; Double-bass: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Seiichi Futakuchi; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko lmai

BIS CD-1041
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Oct 1999

CD / TT: 70:58
MP3 / TT: 68:23

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Toshihiko Umeoka; Recording Producer: Ingo Petry; Sound Engineer: Marion Schwebel; Digital Editing: Jens Jamin, Annette Rauhaus.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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4

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 140 - Sacred Vocal Works (Magnificat BWV 243a, BWV 232 II, 34a, 69a, 120a, 197a)

 

Cantata BWV 69a: Mvts. 2-4 [8:06]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Anke Vondung; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann

Hänssler 92.140
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Apr-Jun 1999

2-CD / TT: 76:19
MP3 / TT: 76:19

Recorded at Stadthalle Sindelfingn & Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Producer: Richard Hauck; Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg.
2-CD: Magnificat BWV 243a, Symbolum Niceum BWV 232/2, Cantatas BWV 34a, BWV 69a, BWV 120a, BWV 197a [HD: 76:21]
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 6: Köthen/Frankfurt
For the 12th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 69a, 35, 137)
For the 13th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 77, 164, 33)

 
 
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Cantata BWV 69a [17:18]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Lucinda Houghton, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Belinda Yates, Katharine Fuge; Altos: Lucy Ballard, Elinor Carter, Angus Davidson, Robin Tyson; Tenors: Simon Davies, Rory O'Connor, Paul Tindall, Andrew Busher; Basses: Christopher Foster, Charles Pott, Geoffrey Davidson, Lawrence Wallington
EBS: First Violins: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Foskien Kooistra, Penelope Spencer, Sarah Bealby-Wright; Second Violins: Anne Schumann, Oliver Webber, Desmond Heath, Hildburg Williams; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Lisa Cochrane, Colin Kitching; Cellos: Daniel Yeadon, Lynden Cranham, Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Flute: Rachel Beckett; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Mark Baigent, Cherry Forbes; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Trumpets: Niklas Eklund, Marc Ulrich, Frøde Jakobsen; Timpani: David Corkhill; Harpsichord: Silas John Standage; Organ: Ian Watson

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-134
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Sep 10, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:56
MP3 / TT: 111:08

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Jakobskirche, Köthen, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Matthijs Ruijter (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Roger de Schot (Polyhymnia), Rob Aarden (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Matthijs Ruijter; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 6
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 69a: Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:02]
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - August 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012)

Cantata BWV 69: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movemnts
Cantata BWV 69a: Details & Complete Recordings
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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