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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)

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-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | 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 [A] | Mvt. 2: Aria - Chorale & Recitative [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.26 MB] | Score BGA [2.12 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 21 [Bach Digital]
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

English: 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; Week of February 7, 2016

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)

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

Discography - 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
CMW: Natural Horns: Ernst Mühlbacher, Hermann Rohrer; Oboes: Jürg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg, Karl Gruber; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Anita Mitterer, Stefan Plott, Josef de Sordi; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Violoncello: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken SAWT-9539
Telefunken 6.41101
Telefunken 6.35363
Teldec 8.35363 ZL & 242 577-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
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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: 385:16
MP3 / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 62:27
CD / TT: 62:27
MP3 / TT: 62:15

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 83: Complete Cantata [20:19] | Mvt. 1: Aria [A] [7:47]
CD: Cantatas BWV 83, BWV 84, BWV 85, BWV 86 [62:27]
Buy this album at:
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15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2008): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 24 (Cantatas BWV 72, 156, 83)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 27 (Cantatas BWV 83-86)

 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [18:50 / 18:49]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein
Johannes Ritzkowsky, Friedhelm Pütz (Horns); Günther Passin, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Albert Boesen (Violin); Klaus-Peter Hahn (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.875
Hänssler 92.027
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Sep 1978

CD / TT: 54:10
CD / TT: 68:11
MP3 / TT: 68:04

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 83, BWV 84, BWV 85, BWV 86 [68:10] | Cantatas BWV 83, BWV 84, BWV 85, BWV 86 [68:10]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [17:10]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Vera Lansink, María-Luz Álvarez, Mariette Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Pedro Adarraga, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Andreas Gisler; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Bas Verkuylen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson, Foskien Kooistro, Corio Marono, Marshall Marcus, Sebastian van Vucht, Kati Debretzeni; Violas: Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Ann Vanlancker; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Horns: Andrew Clark, Froncois Merond; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Fabio Bonizzoni [choir]; Organ/Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208
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Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 190:47
MP3 / TT: 190:17

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 83: Complete Cantata [17:07] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [8:22]
Buy this album at:
Erato 3-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Antoine Marchand 3-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Feast of Purification of Mary (BWV 82, 83, 125, 200) [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
MC: Sopranos: Lucinda Houghton, Rachel Wheatley, Joanne Lunn, Charlotte Mobbs, Gillian Ross, Elisabeth Priday; Altos: Mark Chambers, James Burton, William Towers, Carol Hall; Tenors: Julian Podger, Robert Murray, Christopher Watson, John Bowley; Basses: Simon Oberts, Jonathan Brown, Christopher Dixon, Christopher Foster
EBS: Violins 1: Maya Homburger [Leader], Nicolette Moonen, Lucy Howard, Roy Mowart, Andrew Roberts; Violins 2: Adrian Butterfield, Peter Lissauer, Hildburg Williams, Jane Gillie; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Rosemary Nalden, Colin Kitching; Violoncellos: Melanie Beck, Catherine Rimer; Doube-bass: Cecelia Bruggemeyer; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway; Horns: Gavin Edwards, Robin Cane; Harpsichord: Silas Standage; Organ: Howard Moody

Archiv Produktion 463585
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Feb 2, 2000

CD / TT: 68:59
MP3 / TT: 68:23

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Christchurch, Dorset, Priory Church, England.
Executive Producers: Isabella de Sabata, Sid McLauchlan; Recording Producer: Nicholas Parker; Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot; Recording Engineer: Roger de Schot, Taco van der Werf (Eurosound); Editing: Nicholas Parker, Carl Schuurbiers; Publishers/Sources: Breikopf & Härtel, revised by Reinbhold Kubik.
See: Cantatas BWV 82, 83, 125, 200 - Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Buy this album at:
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 5 (BWV 81-100)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 83 [19:14]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, JellStocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Claude Paelinck, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Peter Bloemendaal, Frank Tros; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master; Solo: BWV 83/1,3], Laura Johnson, Eva Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Alida Schat, Annabelle Ferdinand, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Mimi Mitchel; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp [Solo: BWV 83/4], Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg[BWV 83/1,5], Vincent van Ballegooien [BWV 83/1,5]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Horns: Teunis van der Zwart [BWV 83/1,5], Erwin Wieringa [BWV 83/1,5]; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen [Solo: BWV 83/4], Stephen Taylor

Brilliant Classics 99377
Brilliant Classics

Mar-Apr 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14
MP3 / TT: 380:23

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:
CD: Cantatas BWV 104, BWV 83, BWV 50, BWV 183 [53:49] | Cantatas BWV 104, BWV 83, BWV 50, BWV 183 [53:49] ] | Cantatas BWV 104, BWV 83, BWV 50, BWV 183 [53:49] | Mvt. 1: Aria [A] [7:14]
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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
Chorus Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa, Mikiko Suzuki; Altos: Robin Blaze, Tamaki Suzuki. Yukie Tamura, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: James Gilchrist, Eriya Itabashi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Tetsuya Oi, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Corno da caccia (Horn) I: Thomas Müller; Corno da caccia II: Olivier Darbellay; Oboes: Masamitsu San'nomiya [1st], Atsuko Ozaki [2nd]; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Takeshi Kiriyama, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki. Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita. Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1311
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Feb 12-14, 2002

CD / TT: 69:32
MP3 / TT: 69:23

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Rita Hemeyer; Producer: Uli Schneider; Digital Editing: Uli Schneider.
See: Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 83: Complete Cantata [19:03]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

7

BACHkantaten in Saarbrücken, Vol. V: Kantaten BWV 92 & 83 [C-5]

Cantata BWV 83 []

Rainer Oster

Vokalconsort Parlando / Bach Collegium Saarbrücken

Tenor: Max Ciolek; Other soloists: unknown

SHM Edition 20110

Feb 6, 2011

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stiftskirche St. Arnual, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany, in the frame of BACHkantaten in Saarbrücken.
Source: Stiftung Historische Musik: CD-Edition der Stiftung | Rainer Oster: Diskographie

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2001 - February 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Piotr Jaworski (November 2002), Flavio Lorenzelli (June 2003), Ed Myskowski (May 2008),

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