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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: 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

Cantata BWV 70
Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

Ref.

BWV 70

German Title

Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

English Title

Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch! (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 26th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 2 Peter 3: 3-13; Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 26th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723; 2nd Edition: Leipzig, 1731
1st performance: November 21, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: November 18, 1731 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10); Christoph Demantius (Mvt. 7); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 11); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 6, 9)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-7 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-3 | Hebrew-4 | Hebrew-7 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele | Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, organ continuo (in the amended form)
Part 1: Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [A] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 5: Aria [S] | Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 7: Chorale
Part 2: Mvt. 8: Aria [T] | Mvt. 9: Recitative w/ Instrumental Chorale [B] | Mvt. 10: Aria [B] | Mvt. 11: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.45 MB] | Score BGA [3.89 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 95 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 11 | Mvt. 11 ch
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 11 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele | Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/27 | BC: A 165 | Zwang: K 52 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentaries

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | AL [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [Role] |Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 24, 2002; Week of December 18, 2005; Week of October 14, 2012; Week of November 22, 2015

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 70
Details of BWV 70a

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 15 – conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Bach Arias - by Marek Štryncl & Musica Flore with Magdalena Kožená

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Historische Aufnahmen (Karl Straube, 1931) [C-1]
Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!, BWV 70 (Radio Recording 9)

 

Cantata BWV 70: 1st Part (Mvt. 1-7) [20:22]
Cantata BWV 70 [29:28]

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Marianne Weber; Alto: Frieda Dierolf; Tenor: Hanns Fleischer; Bass: Albert Fischer
Heinrich Teubig (Trumept); Hans Münch-Halland (Violincello); Günther Ramin (Organ); Friedbert Sammler (Harpsichord)

Bach-Archiv Leipzig
RRG-Aufnahme DRA B003494224

Nov 19, 1931

CD / TT: 77:55
Tape / TT: 29:28

Recorded live at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. 
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantata N °68 (BWV 68) "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt"; Cantata N °70 (BWV 70) "Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!" [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [26:40]

Kurt Thomas

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt / Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Contralto: Sibylla Plate; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk

London Éditions de L'Oiseau-Lyre OL-50151
L'Oiseau-Lyre OLLD-164

1952

LP / TT: 47:10
CD / TT:

Recorded in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

3

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 70 [L-6]
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31; Cantata No. 70 [L-11]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Cantatas BWV 50, 70
[C-3]

 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [28:24]

Felix Prohaska

Choir of the Bach Guild / Wiener Staatsoper Orchester
Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Kammerochester
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Erika Wien; Tenor: Hugo Meyer-Welfing; Bass: Norman Foster

Bach Guild BG-524 (1953)
Bach Guild BG-615 (1962)
Vanguard Classics OVC-2010

Jun 1957

LP / TT:
LP / TT: 50:20
CD / TT: 62:40

Recorded in Europe.
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4

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 23, 56, 70 [E-7]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [25:14]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Kammerorchester, Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Soprano: Lotte Schädle; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Kieth Engen

Andromeda ANDRCD-9043

Oct 19, 1957

CD / TT: 76:03

Recorded live at Markuskirche & Lukaskirche, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 70 by K. Richter.
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5

Bach: Cantatas # 70 & 95 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [26:30]

Dr. Kurt Bauer (Conductor & Organist) [most probably Karl Richter]

Dresden Cathedral Choir & Orchestra [probably pseudonym of Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester]

Soloists of the Dresden Cathedral (No Names) [probably: Soprano: Antonia Fahberg or Ursula Buckel; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Kieth Engen]

Baroque Records BRJ-1816

Early 1960's ?

LP / TT: 46:50

Recorded live with Karl Richter, under the pseudonym of Dr. Kurt Bauer.
Info provided by Burke Smith (June 2008).

6

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 23 (BWV 70, 180)
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 70, Cantata No. 180 [L-23]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 19, 40, 70, 140, 149, 180 [C-4]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 70 [26:29]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Hedy Graf; Contralto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Violin: José Antonio Perez; Violoncello piccolo: August Wenzinger; Flute, Recorder: Gerhard Braun, Peter Thalheimer; Oboe, French Horn: Friedrich Milde, Hanspeter Weber; Horn: Wolfgang Hofmann; Trumpet: Maurice André; Bassoon: Herbert Anton; Violoncello: Reinhard Werner; Double-bass: Siegfried Uhl; Organ: Eva Hoelderlin

Erato STU-70588
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1119
Erato 0630-11223-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

Feb 1970

LP / TT: 54:36
LP / TT: 54:36
2-CD / TT: 146:08
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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7

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 15 (Cantatas BWV 70, 131, 79)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 22 (Cantatas BWV 68-70)

 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [25:20]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

CD: Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Verena Gohl; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Hermann Sauter (Trumpet); Otto Winter (Oboe); Günther Passin (Oboe) [BWV 70/8]; Hans Mantels (Bassoon); Werner Keltsch (Concert-master); Walter Forchert (Concert-master) [BWV 70/5,8]; Peter Simek (Continuo Cello); Ansgar Schneider, Continuo Cello [BWV 70/4-6,8]; Ulrich Lau (Double-bass); Harro Bertz (Double-bass) [BWV 70/4-6,8]; Martha Schuster (Harpsichord, Positive Organ); Hans-Joachim Erhard, (Harpsichord, Positive Organ) [BWV 70/4-6,8]
LP: Soprano: Nancy Burns; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer

Hänssler 98.865
Hänssler 92.022
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1970; Feb [Mvts. 5, 8], Oct [Mvt. 6], Dec [Mvt. 4], 1982

CD / TT: 63:58
CD / TT: 64:15
MP3 / TT: 64:05

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
BWV 70: Recording: Sonopress Tontechnik, Gütersloh; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck, Wolfram Wehnert.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Complete Cantata [24:48]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 68, BWV 69, BWV 70 [HD: 64:13] | Cantatas BWV 68, BWV 69, BWV 70 [64:14]
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CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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8

J.S. Bach a Notre Dame - Les grandes canatates des féte [C-2]

Cantata BWV 70 []

R.P. Émile Martin

Les Chanteurs De Saint-Eustache / Orchestre Des Concerts Colonne

Soprano: Rachel Yakar; Alto: Jocelyne Taillon; Tenor: Manuel Cid-Jimenez; Bass: Roger Soyer

Les Chantiers Du Carnaval CDC-5

Jun 17, 1971

LP / TT:

Recorded live at Notre-Dame de Paris, France.

9

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. 22 (BWV 70-73)

 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [22:13]

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 Trumpet in C: Josef Spindler; Oboe: Jürg Schaeftlein; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Veronika Schmidt, Anita Mitterer; 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
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81192-2
Warner Classics 8573-81192-5
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May+Oct 16, 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: 73:11
CD / TT: 73:11
MP3 / TT: 72:59

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Complete Cantata [22:06]
CD: Cantatas BWV 70, BWV 71, BWV 72, BWV 73 [73:11]
Buy this album at:
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

 

Cantata BWV 70 [27:03]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Chandler Goetting (Trumpet); Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello)

Archiv Produktion 439394-2
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Feb 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978

5-CD / TT: 343:25
MP3 / TT: 341:26

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Balance Engineer: Hans-Peter Schweigmann; Editing: Reinhild Schmidt.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 70 by K. Richter.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Complete Cantata [27:02]
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11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [21:08]

Ton Koopman

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

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Patrick Beaugireaud (Oboe); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Francine van der Heijden, Annemieke Rademaker, Melanie Greve; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Kees van Hees
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Nicola Cleminson, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat; Violas: Martin Kelly, Katherine McGillivray; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboe: Patrick Beaugireaud; Trumpet: Stephen Keavy; Bassoon: Sally Jackson; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Bernard Winsemius [choir]; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209
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Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05
3-CD / TT: 206:05
MP3 / TT: 205:18

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Part 1 [13:30] + Part 2 [8:17]
Cantatas BWV 69, BWV 70, BWV 71, BWV 72, BWV 75, BWV 76 [136:20]
Buy this album at:
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12

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 4 (BWV 61-80)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [23:33]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Tanny Koomen, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk, Herjan Pullen; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins, Arjan Heikoop; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Pieter Affourtit, Annabelle Ferdinand, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Fiorenza Dedonatis, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 70/3,4,6]; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Oboe: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 70/1,2,8]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp [BWV 70/3]; Natural Trumpet: Susan Williams [BWV 70/1,2,9,10]; Organ: Rien Voskuillen [BWV 70/3], Stephen Taylor [BWV 70/4,6]

Brilliant Classics 99379
Brilliant Classics

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20
MP3 / TT: 408:33

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 4, BWV 158, BWV 131, BWV 70 [77:15] | Cantatas BWV 4, BWV 158, BWV 131, BWV 70 [77:15]
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13

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 15 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / VIII (BWV 40, 60, 70, 90)

 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [22:49]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Robin Blaze, Mutsumi Hatano, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Tetsuya Oi (as Tetsuya Oh'i), Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Trumpet: Toshio Shimada; Oboe I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Violins 1: Azumi Takada [Leader], Yuko Araki, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Takeshi Kiriyama, Luna Oda, Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1111
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Sep 16-20, 2000

CD / TT: 67:35
MP3 / TT: 67:22

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Toshihiko Umeoka; Balance Engineer: Dirk Lüdemann; Producer: Uli Schneider; Digital Editing: Uli Schneider.
See: Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Complete Cantata [23:11]
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 13: Köln/Lüneburg
For the 1st Sunday in Advent (BWV 61, 62, 36)
For the 4th Sunday in Advent (BWV 70, 132, 147)

 
 
1 
2 
3.

Cantatas BWV 70 [22:59]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Brigitte Geller; Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Dietrich Henschel
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Nicola Jenkin, Gillian Keith, Charlotte Mobbs, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Belinda Yates; Altos: Frances Bourne, James Burton, William Towers, Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Gerald O'Beirne, Nicolas Robertson, Christopher Watson; Basses: Malcolm Arthur, Stephen Charlesworth, Charles Pott, Richard Savage
EBS: Violins 1: Maya Homburger, Nicolette Moonen, Anne Schumann, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Roy Mowatt; Violins 2: Peter Lissauer, Jane Gillie, Catherine Martin, Hildburg Williams; Violas: Emma Alter, Judith Busbridge, Lisa Cochrane, Mari Giske; Cellos: Richte Van der Meer, Lynden Cranham; Double Bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, Eduard Wesly; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Trumpet: Gabriele Cassone; Harpsichord: Rob Howarth; Organ: Silas John Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-162
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Dec 10, 2000

2-CD / TT: 134:22
MP3 / TT: 133:23

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Michaeliskirche, Michaeliskirche, Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Roger de Schot, Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Jan de Groot (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Roger de Schot, Ientje Mooij (Polyhymnia); Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:41]
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15

J.S. Bach: Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! [R-6]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [27 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Kerstin Klein; Alto: Alexandra Röseler; Tenor: Albrecht Sack; Bass: Ulf Paulsen

MDR Figaro

Nov 23, 2002

MC / TT: [27 min]

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Dec 12, 2004.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2542.
Source: SLUB Dresden

16

Jürgen Natter LIVE: J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 70 "Wachet! Betet! Seid bereit!"; Kantate BWV 26 "Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig"; Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur BWV 1068 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [27:31]

Harpsichord & Conductor: Jürgen Natter

Vorarlberger Madrigalchor (Rehersals: Prof. Guntram Simma) / Rheintaler Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Alena-Maria Stolle; Alto: Manja Ilgen; Tenor: Christoph Rösel; Bass: Jörn Sakuth
Benjamin Guélat (Organ)

YouTube

Oct 31, 2009

Video / TT: 67:22

Recorded & filmed live at the Kapelle des Landeskonservatoriums Feldkirch.
Recording: Pink Music Production.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Complete Cantata [27:31]

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J.S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 61; Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! BWV 70 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [23:31]

Renato Negri

Coro del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Chorus Master: Cristiano Dell'Oste) / Capella Regiensis (vocal & intrumental ensemble)

Soprano: Loredana Bigi; Contralto: Martina Belli; Tenor: Raffaele Giordani; Bass: Matteo Bellotto
Gabriele Cassone (Trumpet)

YouTube

Jul 11, 2011

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at the Chiesa di s. Filippo Neri, Reggio Emilia, Italy, as part of "Soli Deo Gloria - Organi, Suoni e Voci della Città".
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70 [23:31]: Part 1 [14:41] + Part 2 [8:50]

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J.S. Bach: Wachet, betet, betet, wachet! BWV 70 [C-28]

 

Cantata BWV 70 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: László Jekl

Lutherania

Dec 4, 2011

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest (Deák tér), Hungary.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 70 by S. Kamp.
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

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J.S. Bach: Wachet, betet, betet, wachet! BWV 70; Christmas Oratorio V. kantáta BWV 248 [C-29]

 

Cantata BWV 70 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: László Jekl

Lutherania

Dec 10, 2011

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Kelenföldi református templom, Budapest, Hungary.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 70 by S. Kamp.
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

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Opening concert of the 23rd Budapest Bach Week: BWV 1048, BWV 84, BWV 70 [C12-2]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [23:26; 23:35]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Kornélia Bakos; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: László Jekl
Borbála Dobozy (Harpsichord)

YouTube
Lutherania

Jun 4, 2012

Video / TT: 51:01
MP3 / TT: 51:15; 51:23

Recorded & filmed live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary, in the frame of 23rd Budapest Bach Weeks. Recorded by Péter Remete. 2 performances of the same programme were recorded on the same day.
3rd recording of Cantata BWV 70 by S. Kamp.
Watch on YouTube:
Complete Concert: BWV 1048, BWV 84, BWV 70 [51:01]
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]
Listen on BCW:
Cantata BWV 70 [23:26]: Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:45] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] [1:21] + Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [4:19] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] [0:49] + Mvt. 5: Aria [S] [2:45] + Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] [0:33] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:07] + Mvt. 8: Aria [T] [3:12] + Mvt. 9: Recitative w/ Instrumenta; Chorale [B] [1:55] + Mvt. 10: Aria [B] [2:51] + Mvt. 11: Chorale [0:49]
Repeat Performance [23:35]: Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:59] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] [1:20] + Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [4:19] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] [0:48] + Mvt. 5: Aria [S] [2:43] + Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] [0:35] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:05] + Mvt. 8: Aria [T] [3:11] + Mvt. 9: Recitative w/ Instrumenta; Chorale [B] [1:53] + Mvt. 10: Aria [B] [2:50] + Mvt. 11: Chorale [0:52]

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J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 18: “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen” (Cantatas BWV 70, 9, 182)

 

Cantata BWV 70 [22:14]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25318
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Dec 3-4, 2012

SACD / TT: 66:18
MP3 / TT: 70:31

Recorded at la Predikherenkerk de Louvain, Belgium.
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Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline

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J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 70 "Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!" [D-73]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VII - Das Bach-Jahr 2013
Bachkantaten N°12 (BWV 70, 151, 33)

 
 

Cantata BWV 70 [22:03]

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Jan Assmann

Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Gudrun Sidonie Otto; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Daniel Johannsen; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich
Choir: Sopranos: Olivia Fündeling, Guro Hjemli, Susanne Seitter, Gunta Smirnova, Noëmi Sohn-Nad; Altos: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Kazuko Nakano, Liliana Lafranchi, Damaris Rickhaus; Tenors: Marcel Fässler, Clemens Flämig, Manuel Gerber, Walter Siegel; Basses: Oliver Rudin, Manuel Walser, Tobias Wicky, William Wood
Orchestra: Violins: Plamena Nikitassova, Dorothee Mühleisen, Christine Baumann, Petra Melicharek, Christoph Rudolf, Ildiko Sajgo; Violas: Martina Bischof, Matthias Jäggi, Sarah Krone; Violoncellos: Maya Amrein, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Trumpet: Patrick Henrichs; Oboe: Dominik Melicharek; Organ: Nicola Cumer; Harpsichord: Jörg-Andreas Bötticher

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen B096
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen B261

Nov 22, 2013

DVD / TT: 91 min
11-DVD / TT: 700 min
CD / TT: 60:13
MP3 / TT: 60:07

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also newly features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording & Production: Sound En: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Buy this album at:
DVD (2014): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
11-DVD (2014): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
CD (2014): J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de || Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de || ArkivMusic
Music Download (2014): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

 

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Bach Cantatas Lecture Concert (BWV 22, 70) [C-7]

Cantata BWV 70: Aria for Alto Wenn kommt der Tag (Mvt. 3) [5:24] (from a complete performance)

David Chin (Speaker & Conductor)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Instrumental Ensemble

Soprano: Yuki Ip; Counter-tenor: Chia Wee-Kiat; Tenor: Felix Suen; Baritone: Caleb Woo
Rosie Mills Goh (Cello); Wendy Yuen (Organ)

YouTube

Aug 17, 2014

Audio / TT:

Recorded live at the Church of Christ in China: Wanchai Church, Hong Kong. A & O Publishing Company.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [5:24]

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Bach: Cantate BWV 70 - Asser Bach Cantategroep [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 70 [26:26]

Rein de Vries

Asser Bach Cantategroep

Soprano: Elizabeth Kooy; Alto: Eske Tibben; Tenor: Han Warmelink; Bass: Erks Jan Dekker

YouTube

Nov 23, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at the Adventskerk, Assen, the Netherlands.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Complete Cantata [HD: 26:26]

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KNUA Bach Cantata Concert (Cantatas BWV 37, 102, 70) (KNUA 바흐 칸타타 연주회 : 바흐칸타타 37번, 102번, 70번 )

 

Cantata BWV 70: Chorus Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! (Mvt. 1) [4:03] + Chorale Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele (Mvt. 7) [1:01] (from a complete performance)

Kim Hong-soo (지휘 김홍수), Korea National University of Arts, Professor of Choral Conducting (한국예술종합학교 합창지휘과 교수)

Knua Recital Choir (바하 칸타타 연주, 지휘 김홍수) / Knua Baroque Chamber Ensemble

KRC: Sopranos: 윤하영 최예람 김샛별 김영지 김효은 채경아 함우송 이연주 딜라라 오지수 이혜근; Altos: 박하영 김정현 오세인 고아라 강은별 권승아 전지영 염정아 임현수 김예림 알마굴 김민정; Tenors: 이도행 김도이 이준희; Basses: 부디 이동우 장원석 박형근 오지훈 김대훈
KBCE: Violin: 김지영(지도) 강하현 강민채 이승훈; Viola: 고영휘; Cello: 이희수; Double-bass: 이재호; Trumpet: 차창현; Flute: 이소망; Oboe: 강다해 김승빈; Basson: 김진우 ; Organ: 장영은; Harpsichord: 권예인

YouTube

Apr 23, 2015

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at KNUA Hall, Seoul, South Korea, in the frame of 7th K'Arts Bach Week (제7회 크누아 바흐 주간).
Source: 2015 제7회 크누아 바흐주간 (K'Arts)
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 70: Mvt. 1: Chorus [HD: 4:03] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [HD: 1:01]

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - December 2015)
Thanks to conbtributors: Robin Crag (November 2002), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Mike Hall (September 2012),
Neil Halliday (January 2004), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Teddy Kaufman (February 2007), Claude Role (March 2014), Burke Smith (November 2006, June 2008)

Cantata BWV 70: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements from
Cantata BWV 70a: Details
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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