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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 71
Gott ist mein König

Ref.

BWV 71

German Title

Gott ist mein König

English Title

God is my King (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the Town Council Inauguration

Composed

Mühlhausen, 1708
1st performance: February 4, 1708 - Mühlhausen

Text

Psalm 74: 12 (Mvt. 1); 2 Samuel 19: 35 & 37 (Johann Heermann) (Mvt. 2); Deuteronomy 33: 25 & Genesis 21: 22 (Mvt. 3); Psalm 74: 16-17 (Mvt. 4); Psalm 74: 19 (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 5, 7)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-3 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-5 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: O Gott, du frommer Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, timpani, flutes, oboes, violins, viola, fagott, violoncello, continuo, organ obbligato (in Mvt. 2)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria w/ Chorale | Mvt. 3: Quartet | Mvt. 4: Arioso | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorus | Mvt. 7: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [2.71 MB] | Score BGA [4.42 MB]
Chorale Melody: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 2

References

BGA: XVIII | NBA: I/32.1 | BC: B 1 | Zwang: K 3 | First Published: BG, 1870 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (Leipzig, 1970)

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 2, 2000; Week of January 30, 2005; Week of April 7, 2013

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)

Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 2 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 171, 46, 71 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 71 [22:55]

Arthur Mendel

The Cantata Singers and Orchestra

Soprano: Charlotte Bloecher; Alto: Pauline Pierce; Tenor: William Hess; Bass: Paul Matthen

Schola Antiqua M-II

Late 1940's - Early 1950's

CD / TT: 65:34

Recorded on open-reel tapes and were kept in the library of William Hess. These were later transferred to cassette tapes and, from these, CDs were made.
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2

Bach: Cantata 71 [C-2]

Ifor Jones

Bethlehem Bach Choir / Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Phyllis Curtin; Alto: Lilian Knowles; Tenor: David Lloyd; Bass: Mack Harrell

Bach Choir of Bethlehem

May 25, 1951

LP / TT:

A limited edition recording that was released for the benefit of the choir, around 1960. The Cantata is coupled with BWV 1052, with Agi Jambor as the soloist.

3

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas IV
J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 51; Kantate Nr. 71 [L-1]
J.S. Bach: Gott ist mein König; Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen [L-5]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820 073
Orbis 77 551

Jun 1959

CD / TT: 19:33
LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 12
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 23

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Sopranos: Kathrin Graf & Arleen Augér; Altos: Helrun Gardow & Hanna Schwarz, Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenors: Alexander Senger & Adalbert Kraus, Lutz-Michael Harder; Basses: Niklaus Tüller & Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Jun 1975 (Mvts. 1-2, 4-6); Feb 1982 (rest)

TT: 17:54

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

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 Cantatas2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 22 - BWV 70-73

 
 

Cantata BWV 71 [17:57]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswod; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Lieuwe Visser

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

May+ Oct 15, 30-31, 1976

2-LP / TT: 88 min
2-CD / TT: 88:31
6-CD / TT: / 389:16
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 73:11
CD / TT: 73:11

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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6

Bach: Kantaten BWV 71, BWV 137, BWV 192 [L-12]
Bach: Kantaten BWV 110, BWV 40, BWV 71
[C-9]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas IX

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 71 [19:06 / 19:07]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Ludwig Güttler (Trumpet I); Kurt Sandau (Trumpet II); Heinz Stiefel (Trumpet III); Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Thekla Waldbauer (Recorder I); Reiner Gebauer (Recorder II); Günter Heidrich (Oboe I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe II)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827663
Eurodisc 201419-366
Berlin Classics 0021002BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018322BC

Oct 1980; Jan-Feb 1981

LP / TT: 47:12
LP / TT: 47:12
CD / TT: 59:31
MP3 / TT: 59:07
CD / TT: 59:31

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneer: Gerland Junge; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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7

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

Cantata BWV 71 [18:51] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Konomi Nagoya; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 09

May 23, 1987

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

8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1

 

Cantata BWV 71 [18:15]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Guy de Mey; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 98536
Antoine Marchand CC-72201

Nov 23-Dec 3, 1994

3-CD / TT: 180:18

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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9

Mühlhäuser Staats-, Fest- und Rathausmusiken (Thuringia cantat Vol. 2) [C-3]

Wolfgang Unger

Thüringischer Akademischer Singkreis / Pauliner Barockensemble & Leipzig Bläser-Collegium

Soprano: Adelheid Vogel; Counter-tenor: David Cordier; Tenor: Nils Giesecke; Baritone: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Thorofon

Sep 1995

TT: 17:54

Recorded at Versöhnungskirche, Leipzig-Gohlis, Germany. Other works not by J.S. Bach.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 2 - BWV 71, 106, 131

 
 

Cantata BWV 71 [19:22]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Alto: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 781

Nov 1995

CD / TT: 62:35

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 2 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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11

Summer Bach Collegium: Bach Cantata Series, Concert III [IU-30]

 

Cantata BWV 71 [17:45]

Jan Harrington

Bach Collegium Chorus / Bach Collegium Orchestra

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 26, 1997

MC / TT: 56:03

Recorded live at Auer Concert Hall, Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

12

Johann Sebastian Bach: Leben und Werk [C-1]

Cantata BWV 71 [17:56]

Ludger Rémy

Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein & Choir

Soprano: Constanze Backes; Counter-tenor: Werner Buchin; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Marek Rzepka

Querstand VKJK-0101

1999

DVD / TT: 90:00

Recorded at Marienkirche, Mühlhausen, Saxony, Germany.
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13

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 71 [18:14]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3: Tewkesbury/Mühlhausen
For the 4th Sunday after Trinity
For the 5th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 71 [18:30]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 141

Jul 23, 2000

2-CD / TT: 138:15

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Blasiuskirche, Mühlhausen, Germany.
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15

J.S. Bach: Cantate e Mottetti, Vol. III [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 71 [17:56]

Conductor: Michael Radulescu; Artistic Director & Assistant: Margherita Dalla Vecchia

Laboratorio vocale e instrumentale "Il Teatro Armonico"

Sopranos: Patrizia Vaccari, Laura Fabris; Altos: Michel van Goethem, Elena Biscuola; Tenor: Baltazar Zuniga,; Basses: Yiannis Vassilakis, Marco Radaelli

ADO 2004

Oct 20, 2004

CD / TT: 78:12

Recorded live at Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Italy.

16

J. S. Bach: Virtuose Bachkantaten [C-2]

Cantata BWV 71 []

Johannes-Matthias Michel

Kammerchor Mannheim / Sinfonietta Mannheim

Soprano: Julia Weigel; Alto: Carolin Neukamm; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Jens Hamann

Kammerchor Mannheim

Mar 20, 2011

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Christuskirche Mannheim, Germany during BACHfestivals.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2000 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (November 2006), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2008, June 2013), Olle Hedström (February 2005), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Byunghyun OH (August 2010
), René Rippen (Septembver 2013), Keiji Saito (July 2011), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008), Teri Noel Towe (February 2005, October 2005)

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