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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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15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2008): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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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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Antonie Marchand 3-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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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


Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Main Page | Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion
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