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Cantata BWV 76
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

Ref.

BWV 76

German Title

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

English Title

The heavens declare the glory of God (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 John 3: 13-18; Gospel: Luke 14: 16-24

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: June 6, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1724-1725 - Leipzig
3rd performance: 1740's - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 19: 1 & 3 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvts. 7, 14); Anon (Mvts. 2-6, 8-13) [Wustmann & Neumann suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 oboes, oboe d’amore, bassoon, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale | Mvt. 8: Sinfonia | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Aria | Mvt. 11: Recitative | Mvt. 12: Aria | Mvt. 13: Recitative | Mvt. 14: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [4.89 MB] | Score BGA [3.95 MB] | Facsimile
Chorales: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 14
Chorale Melody: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein

References

BGA: XVIII | NBA: I/16 | BC: A 97 & A 185 | Zwang: K 30 | First Published: BG, 1870 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentaries

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 2, 2000; Week of July 10, 2005; Week of May 15, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Historische Aufnahmen (Karl Straube, 1931) [C-1]

 

Mvts. 1, 4, 5, 11-14 from Cantata BWV 76 [21:30]

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Elly Hartwig-Correns; Tenor: Georg A. Walter; Basses: Albert Fischer
Heinrich Teubig (Trumept); Rudolf Kempe (Oboe d’amore); Hans Münch-Halland (Viola da gamba); Organ: Günther Ramin; Friedbert Sammler (Harpsichord)

Bach-Archiv Leipzig

Jun 14, 1931

CD / TT: 77:55

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

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 76 [34:25]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Alto: Ingrid Lorenzen; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

May 19+22+23, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 76 [L-5]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 76, No. 106
[C-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 32 & BWV 76
[E-3]

Cantata BWV 76 [42:38]

Hermann Scherchen

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Magda Lászlò; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Petre Munteanu; Bass: Richard Standen

Westminster
Westminster
Archipel

Jun 1952

LP / TT:
CD / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded at Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
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4

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 3
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 76
[L-3]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 6, 31, 67, 76, 80, 87
[C-3]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 
 

Cantata BWV 76 [35:04]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Franz Kelch

Erato LDE-3133 (Mono)
Erato STE-50041 (Stereo)
Musical Heritage Society MHS-661
Erato 4509-98525-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Oct 24-30, 1959

LP / TT: 35:04
LP / TT: 35:04
LP / TT: 35:04
2-CD / TT: 148:25
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded at Evangelischen Kirche, Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 37, BWV 76 [C-3]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 68 / 76 / 80 [BMC]
J.S. Bach: Bach-Kantaten-Zyklus - zu den Festen der Christenheit
[B-1]

Cantata BWV 76 [37:30]

Wilhelm Ehmann

Westfälische Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Nelly van der Spek; Alto: Frauke Haasemann; Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Wilhelm Pommerien

Cantate / SDG
Baroque Music Club
Parnass 74033

Jul 1965

LP / TT: 55:45
CD / TT:
5-LP / TT:

Recorded at Petrikirche, Herford, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 76 - Little Magnificat in A minor [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 76 [39:47 / 39:13]

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]

Orion
Pirouette 19009
Janus JA-19009

Early 1960's ?

LP / TT: 55:20

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

7

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

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Kurt Moll

Archiv Produktion

May 1974; Jan 1975

TT: 37:21

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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8

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 18
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 24

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Hänssler

Sep, Dec 1977; Jan 1978

TT: 32:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 20 - BWV 76-79
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. 24 - BWV 76-78

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 76 [30:25 / 30:32]

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

Telefunken 6.35362
Teldec 8.35362 ZL & 242 576-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81187-2
Warner Classics 8573-81187-5

Oct 14, 16, 20, 23+30, 1976

2-LP / TT: 84 min
2-CD / TT: 83:32
6-CD / TT: / 389:16
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 67:56
CD / TT: 67:56

Recorded at Wien, Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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10

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 10

Cantata BWV 76 [36:06] - 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 10

May 13, 1989

CD / TT: 52:15

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

11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 76 [32:55]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 9 - Leipzig Cantatas - BWV 24, 76, 167

 
 

Cantata BWV 76 [33:36]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki, Alto: Robin Blaze, Tenor: Gerd Türk, Bass: Chiyuki Urano

BIS 931

Jun 1998

CD / TT: 67:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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13

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 76 [35:38]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; 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. 2: Paris/Zürich
For the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 76 [33:55]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 165

Jul 2-3, 2000

2-CD / TT: 146:54

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, France.
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15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the First and Second Sundays After Trinity [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 76 [39:31]

Craig Smith

Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music (Chorus Master: Michael Beattie)

Soprano: Kendra Colton; Alto: Pamela Dellal; Tenor: Ryan Turner; Bass: Mark McSweeney

Koch International Classics 3-7535-2H1

Sep 5-15, 2001

2-CD / TT: 146:15

Recorded at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2000 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Harald Kurama (August 2010), Peter Schmidt (May 2005), Burke Smith (June 2008)

Cantata BWV 76: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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