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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 83
Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

Ref.

BWV 83

German Title

Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

English Title

Joyous time of the new order (by Richard Stokes)
Joyful time in the new dispensation when our faith Jesus holds (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Solo Cantata (for Alto, Tenor, & Bass) for the Feast of Purification of Mary
Readings: Epistle: Malachi 3: 1-4; Gospel: Luke 2: 22-32
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Purification of Mary

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: February 2, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: February 2, 1727 - Leipzig

Text

Luke 2: 29-31 (Mvt. 2); Martin Luther (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvts. 1, 3, 4)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Das Nunc dimittis | Mit Fried und Freud

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 horns, 2 oboes, solo violin, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Aria (Chorale) & Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.26 MB] | Score BGA [2.12 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Das Nunc dimittis | Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/28.1 | BC: A 167 | Zwang: K 61 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 4, 2001; Week of February 26, 2006; Week of October 28, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas BWV 82, 83, 125, 200 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Bach Arias - conducted by Andrea Marcon with Angelika Kirchschlager

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 50, BWV 83, BWV 197 [E-2]
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge /
Vol. 21 - BWV 80-83
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. 26 - BWV 83-86

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [20:22]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Alto: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken SAWT-9539
Telefunken 6.41101
Telefunken 6.35363
Teldec 8.35363 ZL & 242 577-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81184-2
Warner Classics 8573-81184-5

Mar 2 & May 7 & Sep 12-18, 1967

LP / TT: 54:20
LP / TT: 54:20
2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 80:16
6-CD / TT: / 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 62:27
CD / TT: 62:27

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 24
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 27

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Sep 1978

TT: 18:50

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [17:10]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208

Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Feast of Purification of Mary [C-9]

 

Cantata BWV 83 [17:37]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 463585

Feb 2, 2000

CD / TT: 68:59

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Christchurch, Dorset, Priory Church, UK.
See: Cantatas BWV 82, 83, 125, 200 - Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [19:14]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99377

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 21 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 65, 81, 83, 190

 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [18:47]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1311

Feb 12-14, 2002

CD / TT: 69:32

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2001 - February 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Piotr Jaworski (November 2002), Flavio Lorenzelli (June 2003), Ed Myskowski (May 2008),

Cantata BWV 83: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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