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Cantata BWV 85
Ich bin ein guter Hirt

Ref.

BWV 85

German Title

Ich bin ein guter Hirt

English Title

I am the Good Shepherd (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Misericordias Domini [2nd Sunday after Easter]
Readings: Epistle: 1 Peter 2: 21-25; Gospel: John 10: 12-16

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: April 15, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

John 10: 11 (Mvt. 1); Cornelius Becker (Mvt. 3); Ernst Christoph Homburg (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4-5) (Probably Christiane Mariane von Ziegler)

German Text | 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 | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, violoncello piccolo, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.28 MB] | Score BGA [1.55 MB]
Chorale: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/11.1 | BC: A 66 | Zwang: K 118 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 7, 2000; Week of April 15, 2007; Week of September 5, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 23
Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
W. Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet (arranged music of J.S. Bach)

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach: Cantata 85; Cantata 151 [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 85 []

Anthon van der Horst

Koor Nederlandse Bach Vereniging / Nederlands Kamerorkest

Soprano: Hélène Ludolph, Alto: Wilhelmine Matthès; Tenor: Tom Brand; Bass: Hermann Schey

Telefunken

1957

LP / TT:

 

2

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 4
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 140, Cantata No. 85
[L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 8, 26, 43, 61, 85, 130, 182 [C-2]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 85 [19:36]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

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

Erato LDE-3134 (Mono)
Erato STE-40042 (Stereo)
Musical Heritage Society: MHS-823
Erato 4509-97407-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

Oct 24-30, 1959

LP / TT: 50:19
LP / TT: 50:19
LP / TT: 50:19
2-CD / TT: 147 min
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded at Evangelischen Kirche, Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 85 by F. Werner.
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 85 Ich bin ein guter Hirt [Radio Recording] [R-7]

 

Cantata BWV 85 [20:00]

Karl Ristenpart

Chor der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken / Kammerorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks

Soprano: Choir; Contralto: Eva Bornemann; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Saarl.Rundfunk Archiv

Dec 6, 1960

Tape

Recorded live in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.

4

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 8: BWV 103, BWV 85, BWV 86, BWV 144 [D-8]

 
 

Cantata BWV 85 [19:28]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Unknown vocal soloists; Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 208001

Late 1960’s ? (P 2008)

CD / TT 65:55

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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CD: Musik aus Mitterteich - Hubertus Krämer

5

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 24
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 140, Cantata No. 85 [L-24]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 140 / 119 / 90 / 147 / 85 / 28
[C-6]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 

Cantata BWV 85 [18:30]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Hedy Graf; Contralto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato STU-70589
Erato MCE-15504
Musical Heritage Society MHS-823
Erato Ultima 3984-28166-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Feb 1970

LP / TT: 48:02
MC / TT: 48:02
LP / TT: 48:02
2-CD / TT: 142:39
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 85 by F. Werner.
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 22 - BWV 84-90
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 85 [14:50 / 15:12]

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 6.35364
Teldec 8.35364 ZL & 242 578-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81184-2
Warner Classics 8573-81184-5

Mar 19 & Apr 21+25 & May 20, 1977

2-LP / TT: 102 min
2-CD / TT: 103:51
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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7

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 13
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 27

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach, Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Aug, Dec 1980; Apr 1981

TT: 18:54

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Dec 1980; Apr 1981; July 1983. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany & Große Aula der Alten Universität Salzburg, Austria.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas with Violoncelle Piccolo (Vol. 2)

 

Cantata BWV 85 [16:59]

Christophe Coin

Das Leipziger Concerto Vocale (Direction: Gotthold Schwarz) / Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Andreas Scholl; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Auvidis Astrée / Naïve

May 1994

CD / TT: 65:38

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9

Brattleboro Music Center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 1998-07-24 [F-1998]

 

Cantata BWV 85 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Linda Mabbs; Mezzo-soprano: Marietta Simpson; Tenor: Steven Paul Spears; Baritone: Randall Scarlata
Janice Knight (Oboe)
Continuo: Valentin Martchev (Bassoon); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Owen Lee (Double bass); Gregory Hayes (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 24, 1998

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. Brattleboro Music Center presents. There is also 2-MC of the rehearsal from July 23, 1998.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

10

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 85 [16:54]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 23: Arnstadt/Echternach
For the 1st Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti)
For the 2nd Sunday after Easter (Misericordas Domini)

 
 

Cantata BWV 85 [15:50]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Norbert Meyn; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 131

May 7, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:31

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Basilique St. Willibrord, Echternach, Luxembourg.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 23
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12

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 85 [16:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215

Mar 6-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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13

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 39 - BWV 28, 68, 85, 175, 183

 
 

Cantata BWV 85 [15:39]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Dmitry Badiarov (Violoncello piccolo da spalla)

BIS 1641

Feb 2007

SACD / TT: 72:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 11: "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" - Cantatas BWV 67 · 85 · 12

 

Cantata BWV 85 [25:26]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25311

Apr 27-28, 2008

SACD / TT: 55:33

Recorded at Rosario, Bever, Belgium.
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15

»Seht, was die Liebe tut« [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 85 []

Kay Johannsen

Solistenensemble Stimmkunst / Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Soloists: Bass: Peter Maruhn; Bass: Matthias Horn
solistenensemble stimmkunst: Sopranos: Fanie Antonelou, Helena Günther, Heike Heilmann, Agnes Knoop; Altos: Nohad Becker, Anne Maugard, Hanna Roos, Lidia Vinyes Curtis; Tenors: Nils Giebelhausen, Stephan Scherpe, Daniel Schreiber, Andreas Weller; Basses: Matthias Horn, Peter Maruhn, Thomas Scharr, Christian Villiger
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart: Trompet: Patrick Henrichs; Recorder: Linde Brunmayr-Tutz; Oboe: Saskia Fikentscher, Claire Sirjacobs, Joyce Cho; Bassoon: Barbara Meditz; Konzertmeisterin: Lisa Immer; Violin 1: Lisa Immer, Dietlind Mayer, Angela Pastor; Violin 2: Miriam Risch-Graulich, Dmitry Fomitchev; Viola: Claudia Hofert, Isolde Jonas; Violoncello: Melanie Beck, Christine Wiegräbe; Double-bass: Ann Fahrni; Organ: Andreas Gräsle

YouTube

Apr 12, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the frame of the Canata Cycle Bach:vokal.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 85: Mvt. 1: Aria [B] [3:49] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [S] [6:03]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (May 2000 - November 2013)
Thanks to conbtributors: Rainer Baruth (January 2012, April 2012), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004), Peter Smaill (August 2006)

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