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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 | 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 | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.08 MB] | Score BGA [2.61 MB]
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]
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

Commentary

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

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

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

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.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 79 by K. Ristenpart.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas VIII
J.S. Bach: Kantaten
4. Folge
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

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-455
Cantate 657-605
SDG 910-121
Pilz History 78006

1950

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

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 39 & BWV 79 [C-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 19 & BWV 79 [D-3]

Cantata BWV 79 []

Fritz Lehmann

Berliner Motettenchor / Berliner Philharmoniker

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

American Decca / Deutsche Grammophon - Archiv Produktion 14004 APM

Jun 13, 1952

LP / TT:

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Kantate ‘Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild’ [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

Telefunken LW-50122
Decca

Aug 17-19, 1957

LP / TT: 19:50
LP / TT:

Recorded at St. Markus-Kirche, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Producer: Fouqué.

5

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 32 / No. 79 [L-5]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 140, BWV 79 & 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 122
Accord 149182

Oct 2, 1958

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

Recorded at Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 79 by K. Ristenpart.
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6

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 19
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

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

Jun 1964

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

Recorded at Concert Hall, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 80 & BWV 79 [L-5]
Bach: Cantatas Nos. 79, 148 and 149 [L-8]

Cantata BWV 79 [17:13]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Consortium Musicum

Soprano: Elly Ameling; Alto: Janet Baker; Bass: Hans Sotin

EMI Electrola
EMI ASD-2396

Jul 1967

LP / TT: 46:22
LP / TT:

Recorded at Marbach Stadthalle, Germany.

8

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

Boy Soprano: Detlef Bratschke (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35362
Teldec 8.35362 ZL & 242 576-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
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: / 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 75:40
CD / TT: 75:40

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?)..
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9

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

 
 

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 827 640
Eurodisc 201419-366
Berlin Classics 0021762BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018332BC

Feb 1981; Jan-Feb 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.
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10

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, Germany.

11

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 15
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 25

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Julia Hamari; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Oct-Nov 1981

TT: 15:30

1st recording of Cantata BWV 79 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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12

Lecture Concerts - New Recordings Cantatas [L-11]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Bass: Markus Marquardt

Hänssler

July 1997

TT: 15:05

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 79 by H. Rilling. Recorded at SWR-Funkstudio Villa Berg, Germany. The recordings were part of series of TV productions "Lecture Concerts with Helmuth Rilling (1997-2000).
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13

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:18]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99374

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 10: Potsdam / Wittenberg
For the 19th Sunday after Trinity
For for the Feast of Reformation

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [15:06]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 110

Oct 31, 2000

2-CD / TT: 121:46

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Schlosskirch, Wittenber, Germany.
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15

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

Antoine Marchand CC-72216

Nov 2001

3-CD / TT: 193:10

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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16

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.
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17

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 40 - BWV 79, 137, 164, 168

 
 

Cantata BWV 79 [14:22]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1671

Jun 2007

SACD / TT: 57:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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18

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: ?; Bass: Graham Wright

YouTube

Oct 27, 2008 (uploaded)

Video / TT: 18:51

Recorded live at First Lutheran Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Watch & listen to this recording on YouTube: 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]

19

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

 

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

Oct 31, 2008

CD / TT: 70:51

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (April 2012), Yves Dubois (March 2011), Dr. Thomas C.H. Going (April 2005), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2009, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), 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 | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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