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Cantata BWV 89
Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?

Ref.

BWV 89

German Title

Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?

English Title

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Philippians 1: 3-11; Gospel: Matthew 18: 23-35
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: October 24, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Hosea 2: 8 (Mvt. 1); Johann Heermann (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [W. Murray Young suggests Christian Weiss, Sr. or someone unknown]

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 Text: Wo soll ich fliehen hin

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.10 MB] | Score BGA [1.20 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wo soll ich fliehen hin / Auf meinen lieben Gott

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/26 | BC: A 155 | Zwang: K 48 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 19, 2000; Week of November 20, 2005; Week of July 29, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 189 · 89 · 174 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 89 []

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Contralto: Anne Munch; Bass: Herbert Bauer

Erato LDE-3043
Westminster SWN-18755
Westminster XWN-18755
Musical Heritage Society MHS-566

Mar 31-Apr 4, 1956

LP / TT:

Recorded in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

2

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 1: BWV 190a, BWV 84, BWV 89, BWV 27 [D-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [13:29]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980015

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 65:07

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas Nr. 89, Nr. 90, Nr. 161 [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 18, 59, 89, 90, 106, 118, 152, 161 & 182 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 89 [12:00 / 12:04]

Jaap Schröder

Junge Kantorei (Director: Joachim Martini) / Concerto Amsterdam

Soprano: Sheila Armstrong, Alto: Helen Watts, Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken SAWT-9540
Teldec 69599

Mar 31, 1969

LP / TT: 42:37
2-CD / TT: 148:33

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, Holland.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 56
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 28

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Sep, Dec 1977

TT: 12:18

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

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 89 [12:11 / 12:26]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

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

Telefunken 6.35364
Teldec 8.35364 ZL & 242 578-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81183-2
Warner Classics 8573-81183-5

Mar 1-3 & Sep 16+18, 1978

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

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:31]
Appendix: Alternate Aria for Bass Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? (Mvt. 1), BWV 89a [4:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Dorothea Röschmann; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; 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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7

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:26]

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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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 12: Tooting/Winchester
For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:17]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson, Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 171

Nov 17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 140:53

Recorded during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at All Saints church, Tooting, England (not live recording).
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 14 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 48, 89, 109, 148

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:08]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Bass: Chiyuki Urano

BIS 1081

Feb 22-25, 2000

CD / TT: 66:04

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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10

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 89 “Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim” [D-72]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VII - Das Bach-Jahr 2013 [B-7]

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 []

Conductor & Harpsichortd: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Thomas Cerny

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Núria Rial; Alto: Markus Forster; Tenor: Raphael Höhn; Bass: Dominik Wörner
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Monika Baer, Monika Altorfer, Sabine Hochstrasser, Martin Korrodi, Olivia Schenkel; Violas: Susanna Hefti, Ulrike Kaufmann, Martina Zimmermann; Violoncellos: Martin Zeller, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Horn da caccia: Olivier Picon; Oboe: Kerstin Kramp, Andreas Helm; Organ: Nicola Cumer

Gallus Media 183
Gallus Media 186

Oct 25, 2013

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also newly features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; GALLUS MEDIA AG, Schweiz; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - June 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012)

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