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Cantata BWV 87
Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen


Ref.

BWV 87

German Title

Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen

English Title

Hitherto have ye asked nothing for in my name (Richard Stokes & Oxford Companion)

Event

Cantata for Rogate [5th Sunday after Easter]
Readings: Epistle: James. 1: 22-27; Gospel: John 16: 23-30

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: May 6, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Christiane Mariane von Ziegler (Mvts. 2-4, 6); John 16: 24 (Mvt. 1); John 16: 33 (Mvt. 5); Heinrich Müller (Mvt. 7)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | 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-5 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Selig ist die Seele

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 oboes da caccia, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 3: Aria [A] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 5: Arioso [B] | Mvt. 6: Aria [T] | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.13 MB] | Score BGA [1.36 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 6 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 61 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Score Examples: Commentary & Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Jesu, meine Freude

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/12 | BC: A 74 | Zwang: K 121 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 20, 2001; Week of May 13, 2007; Week of November 7, 2010; Week of April 30, 2017


Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 5 (BWV 80, 87)
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 80, Cantata No. 87
[L-5]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 6, 31, 67, 76, 80, 87
[C-3]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 
 

Cantata BWV 87 [20:42]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Franz Kelch
Pierre Pierlot, Jaques Chambon (Oboes da caccia); Paul Hongne (Bassoon); Reinhold Barchet (Violin); Jacoba Muckel (Cello); Marie-Claire Alain; (Organ): Monika Scheck-Wacche (Harpsichord)

Erato LDE-3135 (Mono)
Erato STE-50043 (Stereo)
Erato STU-70043
Musical Heritage Society MHS-666
Erato 4509-98525-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Oct 24-30, 1959

LP / TT: 50:16
LP / TT: 50:16
LP / TT: 50:16
LP / TT: 50:16
2-CD / TT: 148:25
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded at Evangelischen Kirche, Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Producer: Michel Garcin; Recording Engineer: Daniel Madelaine.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 87: Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [9:32]
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2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

 

Cantata BWV 87 [24:13]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Alto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Edgar Schann, Robert Eliscú (English Horn I/II) Edgar Schann, Robert Eliscú (English Horn I/II)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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May, June, Oct 1973; Jan 1974

5-CD / TT: 280:02
MP3 / TT: 279:11

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Balance Engineers: Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Klaus Scheibe.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 87: Complete Cantata [24:11]
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3

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. 27 (BWV 87-90)

 

Cantata BWV 87 [17:13 / 17:37]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien (with original instruments)

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer
CMW: Oboes: Jürg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg; Oboes: Jürg Schaeftlein, Paul Hailperin; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Anita Mitterer, Ingrid Seifert [BWV 87/7], Veronika Schmidt [BWV 87/1,4,6]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncello: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35364
Teldec 8.35364 ZL & 242 578-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
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Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81183-2
Warner Classics 8573-81183-5
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Apr 13, 22-23, 27-28 & May 22, 1977

2-LP / TT: 102 min
2-CD / TT: 103:51
6-CD / TT: 385:16
MP3 / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 61:55
CD / TT: 61:55
MP3 / TT: 61:44

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 87: Complete Cantata [17:49] | Complete Cantata [17:35] | Complete Cantata [17:49] | Complete Cantata [16:54] ???
Cantata BWV 87: Mvt. 1: Aria [B] [1:45] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] [0:33] + Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [7:39] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] [0:49] + Mvt. 5: Arioso [B] [1:53] + Mvt. 6: Aria [T] [4:15] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:28]
Cantata BWV 87: Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [7:33]
CD: Cantata BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [61:54] | Cantata BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [61:54]
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.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes





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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 34 (Cantatas BWV 85, 87, 43)
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 28 (Cantatas BWV 87-90)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 87 [CD-1: 20:10; CD-2: 20:15]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Walter Heldwein
Günther Passin, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Helmut Koch, Dietmar Keller (Oboes da caccia); Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon); JakobHanke (Continuo Cello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.885
Hänssler 92.028
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Dec 1980; Feb-Mar 1981

CD / TT: 68:21 / 68:15
MP3 / TT: 68:15

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [HD: 68:20] | Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [68:21] | Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [68:21]
Buy this album at:
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CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 5 (BWV 81-100)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 87 [20:11]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Herjan Pullen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Evert Baarssen, Evert van Engeltijs; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Arjen Nap, Edwin Smit, Fre Dirk van Roest, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver; Tenors: Frans Benschop, Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Peter Bloemendaal, Marijn Takken; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Richard Guldenaar, Sebastian Holz, Toon van Wezep
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Annelies van der Vegt, Mimi Mitchel, Elin Eriksson, Judith Steenbrick, Rachel Beesley, Wanda Visser; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp; Double-basses: Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel; Bassoons: Trudy va der Wulp, Henriëtte Bakker; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Bert Mooiman; Church Organ: Martin Mans

Brilliant Classics 99367
Brilliant Classics

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42
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: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 123, BWV 87, BWV 173 [56:58]
Buy this album at:
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 25: Dresden/Sherborne
For the 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate) (BWV 86, 87, 97)
For the Sunday after Ascension Day (Exaudi) (BWV 44, 150, 183)

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 87 [17:08]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Steve Davisilim; Bass: Stephan Loges
MC: Sopranos: Katharine Fuge, Nicola Jenkin, Elin Manahan Thomas, Donna Deam, Suzanne Flowers, Lucinda Houghton, Rachel Wheatley, Elisabeth Priday; Altos: David Clegg, Charles Humphries, Robin Tyson, Frances Jellard; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Paul Tindall, Nicolas Robertson, Simon Davies; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Thomas Guthrie, Alexander Ashworth, Lawrence Wallington
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Anne Schumann, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Matthew Truscott, Deirdre Ward; Violins 2: Peter Lissauer, Henrietta Wayne, Hildburg Williams, Emilia Benjamin; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Nicola Akeroyd, Mari Giske; Cellos: Melanie Beck, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Cecelia Bruggemeyer; Oboes: Katherina Arfken, Mark Baigent, Catherine Latham; Bassoon: Ursula Leveaux; Harpsichord: Jan Waterfield; Organ: Robert Quinney

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-144
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May 27-28, 2000

2-CD / TT: 107:50
MP3 / T: 106:45

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Annenkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Thijs Hoekstra (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Sebastian Stein, Everett Porter; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Buy this album at:
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 87 [19:05]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: UIrike Grösch)

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe); Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: Mariette Bastiaansen, Els Bongers, Henriette Feith, Vera Lansink, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Hugo Naessens, Carla Schaap; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Kati Debretzeni, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Robbie Jacobs, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker, Taka Kitazato; Bassoon: Wouter Verschuren bassoon; Lute: Mike Fentross; Continuo: Fabio Bonizzoni, Matthew Halls, Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Antoine Marchand CC-72215
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Mar 6-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42
MP3 / TT: 207:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 87: Complete Cantata [19:20]
CD: Cantatas BWV 168, BWV 167, BWV 87, BWV 3 [66:54]
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 35 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1725 (BWV 74, 87, 128, 176)

 
 

Cantata BWV [20:13]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Oboe I / Oboe da caccia solo: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe II: Yukari Maehashi; Oboe da caccia: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu (leader), Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki, Kazuya Gunji; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1571
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Jul 2006

SACD / TT: 70:47
MP3 / TT: 70:36

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Recording Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Matthias Spitzbarth; Digital Editing: Nora Brandenburg; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
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9

BACHkantaten in Saarbrücken, Vol. VIII: Kantaten 87 & 146 [C-8]

Cantata BWV 87 []

Rainer Oster

Vokalconsort Parlando / Bach Collegium Saarbrücken

Mezzo-soprano: Almut Hellwig; Tenor: Tobias Höfel; Bass: Daniel Hoang

SHM Edition 201202

May 13, 2012

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 (May 2001 - May 2017)
Thanks to conbtributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Thomas Shepherd (May 2007), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 87: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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


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