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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 79
Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild

Ref.

BWV 79

German Title

Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild

English Title

The Lord God is a sun and shield (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the Feast of Reformation
Readings: Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-8; Gospel: Revelations 14: 6-8
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Reformation

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: October 31, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: October 31, 1730 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 84: 11 (Mvt. 1); Martin Rinckart (Mvt. 3); Ludwig Helmbold (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | 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-3 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Nun danket alle Gott | Nun laßt uns Gott dem Herren

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 horns, timpani, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria [A] | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, B] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.08 MB] | Score BGA [2.61 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 89 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 35, Faszikel 1 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 35, Faszikel 2 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 3 s | Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 3 ver 2 | Mvt. 3 ver 3 | Mvt. 3 All | Mvt. 3 Vn 1 | Mvt. 3 Vn 2 | Mvt. 3 Vco | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Reduced Instrumentation: Mvt. 3: Chorale (original key) [2:00] | Mvt. 3: Chorale (down a step) [2:00]
Chorale Melody: Nun laßt uns Gott dem Herren

References

BGA: XVIII | NBA: I/31 | BC: A 184 | Zwang: K 131 | First Published: BG, 1870 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 13, 2003; Week of July 29, 2007; Week of March 24, 2013; Week of October 30, 2016

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2
Discussions - Part 3 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 5 (4th round)

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild, BWV 79 (Radio Recording 13)

 

Cantata BWV 79 [16:38] (incomplete)

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Stadt- und Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Bass: Johannes Oettel
Organ: Günther Ramin; Harpsichord: Friedbert Sammler; Oboe: Rudolf Kempe

RRG-Aufnahme DRA-B003683733

1931

Tape / TT: 16:38

Recordings of radio live broadcasts of the radio programme "Die Bach-Kantate" of the Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk-AG from the Concert Hall of the First New Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.

2

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [16:48]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor, RIAS-Knabenchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Lorri Lail; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415
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Oct 23+25, 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.
Recording Producer: Peter Wackernagel; Recording Engineer: Krüger.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 79 by K. Ristenpart.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, B] [5:28-9:25]
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten 4. Folge (BWV 79, 127)
J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas (BWV 51, 95, 79)
[C-8]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 -
Cantatas VIII (BWV 51, 95, 79)
J.S. Bach: Kantaten Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4; Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36; Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79
[P-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [18:02 / 17:39]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Soloists from Thomanerchor Leipzig; Alto: Soloists from Thomanerchor Leipzig; Bass: Hans Hauptmann
Ekkehard Tietze (Organ); Karl Richter (Harpsichord)

Eterna 820455
Cantate 657605
SDG 910121
Berlin Classics 9098-2BC
Leipzig Classics 001808-2BC
Pilz History 78006

1950

LP / TT: 40:49
LP / TT: 40:49
MC / TT: 40:49
CD / TT: 58:49
CD / TT: 58:49
CD / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Recording Producer, Balance Enginneer, Recording Engineer & Editing: SRK.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [17:58] | Part 1 [9:43] + Part 2 [8:39] | Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, B] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [4:28]
Buy this album at:
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Berlin Classics 12-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


 

4

J.S. Bach: "Es erhub sich ein Streit", Cantata BWV 19; "Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild", Cantata BWV 79 (IX. Research Period, Series A, Works of Johann Sebastian Bach) [D-3]
J.S. Bach: Brich Dem Hungrigen Dein Brot, Cantata No. 39; Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild, Cantata No. 79 [C-4]
Archiv Produktion 1947-2013 - A Celebration of Artistic Excellence From the Home of Early Music [E-4]
Bach: Cantatas BWV 19, 79, 170 & 189 [1951-1952], Vol. 2 [F-3]
Bach: Cantates, BWV 19 & 79 (Mono Version) [G-4]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [16:31 / 16:38 / 16:47 / 16:34]

Fritz Lehmann

Berliner Motettenchor / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Contralto: Lore Fischer; Bass: Hermann Schey

Archiv Produktion APM-14005
Archive Production ARC-3065
American Decca DL-9672
Archiv Produktion 4791045
Classical Moments
BNF Collection

Jun 9+13, 1952

LP / TT: 38:24
LP / TT: 38:24
LP / TT: 41:10
55-CD / TT: 11:28:55
MP3 / TT: 79:29
MP3 / TT: 37:38

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany.
Producer: Dr. Fred Hamel; Recording Supervisor: Karl-Heinz Westphal.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Christian Moll Channel on YouTube
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5

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-00243 [R-19]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [19:25]

Max Thurn

Members of NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Barbara Groth; Alto: Margrit Franke; Bass: Rudolf Bautz
Johannes Schlömer (Oboe)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Oct 6, 1956

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

6

J.S. Bach: Kantate No. 79. ‘Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild’ BWV 70 [E-6]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [19:50]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Bavarian State Opera Munich

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Alto: Beatrice Krebs; Bass: Kieth Engen
Edgar Shann (Oboe); Hermann Uhl (Cello); Franz Ortner (Double-bass); Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord & Organ)

Telefunken LW-50122
Decca LW-50122

Aug 17-19, 1957

10" LP / TT: 19:50
10" LP / TT: 19:50

Recorded at St. Markus-Kirche, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Producer: Fouqué.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [20:02]

7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 32 / No. 79 [L-5]
J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 140, 79 et BWV 56
[C-2]

Cantata BWV 79 [18:04]

Karl Ristenpart

Laubacher Kantorei (Chorus Master: A. Wieber) / Orchestre de chambre de la Sarre

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Annelotte Sieber-Ludwig; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Club français du disque 162
Music Guild M5-122
Accord 149182

Oct 2, 1958 or Sep 30, 1958

LP / TT: 37:36
LP / TT: 37:36
CD / TT: 65:54

Recorded at Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany or Fraulautern Minte, Saar, Germany.
Recording & Producer: Ives Rudelle.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 79 by K. Ristenpart.
Buy this album at:
CD: Amazon.com

8

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 19 (BWV 106, 79)
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 106, Cantata No. 79 [L-19]
Bach Cantatas: Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 79 [16:48]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Edith Selig; Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Hartmut Strebel, Gerhard Braun (Flutes); Pierre Pierlot (Oboe); Hermann Baumann, Willy Rütten (Horns); Jacoba Muckel (Cello); Eva Hölderlin (Organ/Harpsichord)

Erato STE-50222
Erato LDE-3322
Musical Heritage Society MHS-665
Erato 2584-61402-2

Jun 1964

LP / TT: 39:16
LP / TT: 39:16
LP / TT: 39:16
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded at Concert Hall, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Producer: Michel Garcin; Recording Engineer: Peter Willemoës.
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9

J.S. Bach: God, the Lord, is sun and shield: Cantata no. 79: Thanksgiving chapel [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 79 []

Jay Wilkey

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Seminary Choir

Soprano: Jean Cassady; Bass: Hugh McElrath; unknown player (Organ)

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Nov 25, 1964

Sound tape reel :/ TT:

Recorded live at Alumni Memorial Chapel, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 46825867)

10

J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg, Kantate BWV 80; Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild, Kantate BWV 79 [L-5]
Bach "Ein feste Burg" Cantata BWV 80; "Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild" BWV 79 [L-5]
Bach: Cantatas Nos. 79, 148 and 149 [L-8]
Bach: Cantata No. 79 : Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild; Cantata No. 148 : Bringet dem Herrn Ehre Seines Namens; Cantata No. 149 : Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg [L-8]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [17:13]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Consortium Musicum

Soprano: Elly Ameling; Alto: Janet Baker; Bass: Hans Sotin
Hartmut Strebel (Flute); Hermann Baumann, Willy Rütten (Horns)
Continuo: Rudolf Ewerhart (Positive Organ); Hans Plümacher (Violoncello); Emil Morneweg (Double-bass); Rudilf Seith (Bassoon)

EMI Electrola SME-91657
Seraphim S-60248
EMI ASD-2396
WRC STZ- 942

Jul 15-20, 1967

LP / TT: 46:22
LP / TT: 46:22
LP / TT: 59:24
LP / TT: 59:24

Recorded at Marbach Stadthalle, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

11

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 20 (BWV 76-79)
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 5 (BWV 79-99)
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 (BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99)
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 25 (BWV 79-82)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:31 / 15:36]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort (with original instruments)

Boy Soprano: Detlef Bratschke (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Natural Horns: Adriaan van Woudenberg, Iman Soeteman; Timpani: Nick Woud; Oboes: Ku Ebbinge, Bruce Haynes, Pieter Dhont; Oboes: Ku Ebbinge, Bruce Haynes; Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Alda Stuurop, Janneke van der Meer, Antoinette van den Hombergh, Keiko Watanabe; Violas: Wiel Peeters, Ruth Hesseling; Violoncellos: Anner Bylsma, Dijck Koster [BWV 79/1,3,5,6]; Violone: Antonie Woodrow; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen [BWV 79/5]

Telefunken 6.35362
Teldec 8.35362 ZL & 242 576-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
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Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81185-2
Warner Classics 8573-81185-5

May 4-6, 1977

2-LP / TT: 84 min
2-CD / TT: 83:32
6-CD / TT: 385:16
MP3 / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 75:40
CD / TT: 75:40
MP3 / TT: 68:24

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [15:33] | Complete Cantata [15:34]
Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:57] | Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:37]
CD: Cantatas BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 81, BWV 82 [75:39]
Buy this album at:
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12

Bach: Kantaten BWV 79, BWV 80 [L-11]
Bach: Kantaten Reformation BWV 79, BWV 80
[L-11]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 192, BWV 50 [C-10]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas X (BWV 79, 80, 192, 50)

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:38 / 14:57]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Bass: Theo Adam
Ludwig Güttler (Soprano Horn I); Heinz Stiefel (Soprano Horn II); Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Günter Heidrich (Oboe)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ & Harpsichord)

Eterna 827640
Eurodisc 201419-366
Berlin Classics 0021762BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018332BC

Feb 11 1981; Jan 12-13, 1982; Feb 23-24, 1982

LP / TT: 41:23
LP / TT: 41:23
CD / TT: 58:44
MP3 / TT: 58:34
CD / TT: 58:44

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Engineer: Horst-Dieter Käppler; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [14:59] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:46] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [1:59] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [1:59]
Buy this album at:
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CD-2 (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
11-CD (1999): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

 
 

13

J.S. Bach: Kantate 79 “Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild”; O.G. Blarr: “Tropierungen zu Gesualdo” Psalm 79 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79 []

Oskar Gottlieb Blarr

Chor der Neanderkirche Düsseldorf / Kantatenorchester

Soprano: Veronica Lenz-Kuhn; Alto: Ursula Tocha; Baritone: Rainer Templin

Schwann Musica Mundi SCW-831

Jun 1981

LP / TT:

Recorded at Neanderkirche, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

14

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 15 (Cantatas BWV 70, 131, 79)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 25 (Cantatas BWV 77-79)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:30]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Julia Hamari; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Johannes Ritzkowsky, Friedhelm Pütz (Horns); Norbert Schmitt (Timpani); Peter-Lukas Graf, Sibylle Keller-Sanwald (Flutes); Diethelm Jonas, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Walter Forchert (Concert-master); Helmut Veihelmann (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lorn (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.865
Hänssler 92.025
=

Oct-Nov 1981

CD / TT: 63:58
CD / TT: 53:11 / 53:08
MP3 / TT: 53:08

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Studio Management: Richard Hauck.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 79 by H. Rilling.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 77, BWV 78, BWV 79 [HD: 53:10] | Cantatas BWV 77, BWV 78, BWV 79 [53:10]
Buy this album at:
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15

Marlboro Music Festival, 1995-07-21 (Cantatas BWV 81, 100, 79) [F-1995]
Marlboro Music Festival rehearsal, 1995-07-20
[F-1995]

 

Cantata BWV 79 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Jennifer Smith; Mezzo-soprano: Mary Nessinger; Tenor: Jon Humphrey; Bass-Baritone: Vincent Dion Stringer
Christina Smith (Flute); Daniel Matsukawa (Bassoon); Xiao-Ming Han (Horn); Jane Lehman Han (Horn); Jurij Konje (Timpani); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Carolyn Davis (Double-bass); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Concert: Jul 21, 1995
Rehearsal: Jul 20, 1995

MC / TT:
MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Numbers : 45627291; 40425695)

16

Gesprächskonzerte · Lecture Concerts - New Recordings J.S. Bach: Kantaten (Cantatas BWV 79, 110, 4, 67, 56, 140) [L-11]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:05]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Bass: Markus Marquardt
Laurent Baiteau, Sybille Keller-Sanwald (Flutes); Diethelm Jonas, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Günter Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Hannes Läubin, Eberhard Kübler (Horns); Norbert Schmitt-Lauxmann (Timpani); Wolf-Dieter Streicher (Violin); Peter Woepke (Violoncello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Boris Kleiner (Organ)

Hänssler 98.459
=

Jul 31, 1997

4-CD / TT: 235:36
MP3 / TT: 231:28

Recorded at SWR-Funkstudio Villa Berg, Germany.
Balance Engineer & Producer: Thilo Erdl. The recordings were part of series of TV productions "Lecture Concerts with Helmuth Rilling (1997-2000).
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 79 byH. Rilling.
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17

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 4 (BWV 61-80)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:18]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann, Mimi Mitchel; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Double-basses: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 79/1,2,3,6], Kristin Linde [BWV 79/1,3,6]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Transverse Flutes: Kate Clark, Marion Moonen, Dorothee Janssens, Oeds van Middelkoop, Brian Berryman; Natural Horns: Teunis van der Zwart [BWV 79], Erwin Wieringa [BWV 79]; Timpani: Maarten Smit [BWV 79]; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99374
Brilliant Classics

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16
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:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [15:21]
CD: Cantatas BWV 140, BWV 88, BWV 79 [62:22] | Cantatas BWV 140, BWV 88, BWV 79 [62:22]
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18

Bach Cantatas Vol. 10: Potsdam / Wittenberg
For the 19th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 48, 5, 90, 56)
For the Feast of Reformation (BWV 79, 192, 80)

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 79 [15:06]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Lucinda Houghton, Charlotte Mobbs, Joanne Lunn, Elin Manahan Thomas, Gillian Ross, Belinda Yates; Altos: Elinor Carter, Richard Wyn Roberts, William Towers, Angus Davidson; Tenors: Peter Butterfield, Robert Murray, Andrew Hewitt, David Roy; Basses: Jonathan Brown, Lawrence Wallington, Charles Pott
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Alida Schatt, Penelope Spencer, Ulrike Engel; Violins 2: Anne Schumann, Rebecca Livermore, Matthew Truscott, Deirdre Ward; Violas: Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivray, Rosemary Nalden; Cellos: Rainer Zipperling, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Judith Evans; Flutes: Rachel Beckett, Neil McLaren; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, James Eastaway, Mark Baigent; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Horns: Neil Brough, Gavin Edwards; Timpani: Adrian Bending; Harpsichord: Matthew Halls; Organ: Silas John Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-110
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Oct 31, 2000

2-CD / TT: 121:46
MP3 / TT: 120:56

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Schlosskirch, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Everett Porter; Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Paul Meeldijk; Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [15:04]
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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19

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 16

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [14:32]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Sopranos: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Katherine McGillivray (Viola); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe); Andrew Clark (Horn); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: Mariëtte Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith, Melanie Greve, Loes Groot Antink, Francine van der Heijden, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Sebastian Brouwer, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Silvia Schweinberger; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Nicky Akeroyd; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry; Bassoon: Wouter Verschuren; Horns: Andrew Clark, François Mérand; Timpani Luuk Nagtegaal; Lute: Mike Fentross; Continuo: Ton Koopman, Matthew Halls

Antoine Marchand CC-72216
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Nov 2001

3-CD / TT: 193:10
MP3 / TT: 192:32

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Buy this album at:
3-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3-CD (2006): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

20

Cantatas 180 & 79 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 79 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 3

Nov 5, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Buy this album at:
CD: Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

21

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 40 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1725 (BWV 137, 168, 79, 164)

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [14:22]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Instrumental Soloists: Toshio Shimada & Taro Shimoda (Horns); Kiyomi Suga (Transverse Flute); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin)
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Yusuke Fujii, Satoshi Mizukoshi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Horn I: Toshio Shimada; Horn II: Taro Shimoda; Timpani: Takaaki Kondo; Transverse Flute I: Kiyomi Suga; Transverse Flute II: Liliko Maeda; Oboe I: Masamitsu San;nomiya; Oboe II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Toda; Violas: Hiroshi Narita, Mina Fukazawa
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Takako Kunugi; Harpsichord: Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1671
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Jun 2007

SACD / TT: 57:12
MP3 / TT: 55:45

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Recording Producer: Hans Kipfer; Sound Engineer: Matthias Spitzbarth; Digital Editing: Piotr Furmanczyk; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Buy this album at:
SACD (2008): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

22

J.S. Bach: Gott der Herr ist Sonn' und Schild BWV 79 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [18:51]

Bálint Karosi

First Lutheran Church Choir & Orchestra

Soprano: Sarah Bellott; Alto: unknown; Bass: Graham Wright

YouTube

Oct 27, 2008 (uploaded)

Video / TT: 18:51

Recorded live at First Lutheran Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Watch & listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 1: Chorus [7:29] + Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [3:23] + Mvt. 3: Chorale [2:19] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] + Mvt. 5: Duet [S, B] [4:43] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [0:57]

23

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 10: Reformation/Michaelistag · Reformation/Michaelmas Day (Cantatas BWV 19, 50, 79, 80)

 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:44]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Conrad Zuber (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Alto: Stefan Kahle (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Rondeau Production ROP-4031
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Oct 31, 2008 [Feast of Reformation]

CD / TT: 70:51
MP3 / TT: 70:51

Recorded during the weekly Thomaskirche Leipzig: Cantata Church Services, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 79 by. G.C. Biller.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [3:31]
Buy this album at:
CD (2011): Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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24

Benefizkonzert für Temuco/Chile: "Gott der Herr ist Sonn´ und Schild" (Teil 2) J.S. Bach [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79: Mvts. 4-6 [6:47] (from a complete performance)

Alfredo Ihl

Vokalensemble Raggio di Sol und Freunde / Instrumental ensemble

Soprano: Diane Severson; Baritone: Alfredo Ihl
Marlene Goede, Christine Rimkus (Baroque Violins); Claudia Pfnür, Beate Anschütz (Violas); Ute Poschmann (Baroque Cello); Andreas Adolf (Positive Organ); Yo Hirano (Harpsichord)

YouTube

Sep 10, 2011

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Friedenskirche Hannover, Germany, during Benefit Concert for Temuco/Chile.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Part 2: Mvts. 4-6 [6:47]

25

Thomaner Kantate BWV 79 Festgottesdienst Thomaskirche Leipzig Reformationsfest 31. Okt. 2012 [CV-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:26]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Paul Vogel; Alto: Jakob Wetzig

YouTube

Oct 31, 2012 [Feast of Reformation]

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Recorded during the weekly Thomaskirche Leipzig: Cantata Church Services, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 79 by. G.C. Biller.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [15:27]

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Cantata No. 79 - J.S. Bach [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [17:12]

Michelle Roueché

Bell Civic Chorale / Instrumental ensemble

Soprano: Daena Rowe; Mezzo-soprano: Calderon; Baritone: David M. Thomas

YouTube

Nov 12, 2012

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Manning Chapel, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, USA.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [17:12]

27

J.S. Bach: Cantata 79 Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn and Schild [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [17:30]

Malcolm Halliday

Master Singers of Worcester / Church Instrumental Groups

Soloists: unknown

YouTube

Nov 18, 2012

Audio / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79 [17:30]: Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:33] + Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [3:12] + Mvt. 3: Chorale [2:21] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] [1:31] + Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, B] [3:52] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:01]

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Cantata 79 - God, Our Lord, Is Sun and Shield - J.S. Bach [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [17:43]

Scott Sadlo (Director of Music)

Christ the King Choir, Junior Choir, and Orchestra

Soloists: unknown

YouTube

Mar 10, 2013

Video / TT: 58:48

Recorded & filmed live at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Ringwood, New Jersey, USA.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata, including Worship Service [58:48]

29

Trois cantates de Bach (BWV 106, 64, 79) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79: Mvts. 1-2, 4-6 [16:29] (from a complete performance)

Viviana Azar

Ensemble vocal et instrumental Magadis

Soprano: Daniele Caillabet; Alto: Marie Claude Mimbourg; Tenor: unknown; Bass: Georges Moreau

YouTube

Jun 29, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Église évangélique allemande, Paris (75009), France.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79 [16:29]: Mvt. 1: Chorus [6:15] + Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [3:48] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] + Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, B] [5:07] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:19]

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475 Jahre Reformation - Konzert zum Jubiläum 5. Juli 2014, Kreuzkirche Dresden [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [16:09]

Roderich Kreile

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Dresdner Barockorchester

Soprano: Monika Eder; Alto: Marlene Lichtenberg; Tenor: Andreas Karasiak; Bass: Julian Orlishausen
Holger Gehring (Organ)

Förderverein Dresdner Kreuzchor Archiv 21

Jul 5, 2014

CD / TT: 73:57

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Recording: Martin Fischer, HOROS Dresden.
Buy this album at:
CD: Förderverein Dresdner Kreuzchor

31

GSLC BACHCANTATA102614 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79 [17:43]

Peter Schmidt

Good Shepherd Chancel Choir & chamber ensemble

Soprano: Roberta McFadden; Mezzo-soprano: Louisa Waycott; Bass: Jarrod Lee
Chuyoung Suter (Harpsichord & Organ)

YouTube

Oct 26, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gaithersburg Maryland, USA, at traditional worship In celebration of Reformation Sunday.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [17:43]

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BWV 79 Gott ist unser Sonn' und Schild - MUSC 4210 Baroque History Class

 

Cantata BWV 79 [20:33]

Conductor: unknown

Vocal & instrumental ensemble: Students in MUSC 4210 Baroque History Class

Soloists: Students in MUSC 4210 Baroque History Class

YouTube

Published: Nov 14, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & fiulmed live at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Winnipeg, MB, Canada .
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata [20:33]

33

“God the Lord Is Sun and Shield” Cantata No. 79 by J.S. Bach, April 26, 2015 11 am [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 79, sung in English translation (God the Lord Is Sun and Shield) []

Steven Rushing

The Chancel Choir / Orchestra

Soloists: unknown

YouTube

Apr 26, 2015

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, during the 11 am Classic Reformed service on Sunday.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Complete Cantata, including Worship Service [28:58]

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Gott Der Herr Ist Sonn Und Schild - Chorus 1 - 17-07-2016 - Pitt St Singers and Friends

 

Cantata BWV 79: Mvts. 1-3, 5-6 [17:30]

Elizabeth Maddox

The Pitt St Singers and Friends

Soprano: Lynne Murray; Counter-tenor & church organist: John Aitchison; Baritone: Philip Moore
Organ continuo (Bach): Stephen Hirst; Cello continuo: John Napier

YouTube

Jul 17, 2016

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia:
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 1: Chorus [6:11] + Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [3:59]+ Mvt. 3: Chorale [2:27] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] + Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [S, B] [3:38] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:15]

35

Tempête d'idées: La Réformation selon Bach (Cantatas BWV 76, 79, 80) [CV-2]

 

Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 1 [4:55; 5:03] (from a complete performance)

Eric J. Milnes

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Hélène Brunet; Counter-tenor: Michael Taylor; Tenor: Philippe Gagné; Bass: Jesse Blumberg

YouTube

Concert: Jun 26, 2016
Recording: Jun 30, 2016

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Salle Redpath (Redpath Hall), McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, during the Festival Montreal Baroque.
Planned for release by ATMA Classique.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 79: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:55] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:03]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - November 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (April 2012), Yves Dubois (March 2011), Dr. Thomas C.H. Going (April 2005), Michael Gray (October 2016), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2009, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, August 2015), Manfred Krugmann (June 2012), Christian Moll (October 2009, May 2010), John Pike (August 2005), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (October-November 2011), Walter Roth (December 2006), Burke Smith (May 2007, December 2007)

Cantata BWV 79: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
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