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Cantata BWV 91
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

Ref.

BWV 91

German Title

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

English Title

All praise to Thee, Jesus Christ (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for Christmas Day
Readings: Epistle: Titus 2: 11-14 / Isaiah 9: 2-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14

Composed

Leipzig, 1724 (earlier version); Leipzig, 1733 (later version of the score and revision of voices in Mvts. 5 & 6)
1st performance: December 25, 1724 - Leipzig (earlier version)
2nd performance: December 25, 1731 or 1732 - Leipzig (earlier version)
3rd performance: December 25, 1733 - Leipzig (later version)
4th performance: December 25, probably after 1740 - Leipzig (earlier version)
5th performance: December 25, 1746 or 1747 - Leipzig (later version)

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 2, 6); Anon (Mvts. 3-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-5 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 horns, timpani, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.45 MB] | Score BGA [2.50 MB] | Score BGA Anh [0.32 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 869 (BWV 91 Fruehfassung + 0091: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 392, Faszikel 1 (BWV 91 Frühfassung + 91: Violins & BC) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 392, Faszikel 2 (BWV 91: Parts) | D LEb Thomana 91 (BWV 91 Fruehfassung) + 0091: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ch
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

References

BGA: XXII | NBA: I/2 | BC: A 9a (earlier version); A 9b (later version) | Zwang: K 101 | First Published: BG, 1875 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Role [French] | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 20, 2003; Week of November 26, 2006; Week of February 15 2009

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)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Cantatas Vol. 31 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 60
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 29

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart (Mvts. 1 & 6), Frankfurter Kantorei (Mvts. 2) / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart (Mvts. 4 & 5) & Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn (Mvts. 1 & 6)

Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb 1972 (Mvts. 2-5); Feb 1984 (rest)

TT: 18:50

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 23 - BWV 91-94
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. 28 - BWV 91-93

 
 

Cantata BW 91 [18:02]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Detlef Bratschke (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35441
Teldec 8.35441 ZL & 242 582-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81182-2
Warner Classics 8573-81182-5

Sep 15, 19

2-LP / TT: 91 min
2-CD / TT: 90:32
6-CD / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 65:40
CD / TT: 65:40

Recorded Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantata Advent/Cantata Christmas [C-1]

Cantata BW 91 []

Wolfgang Kelber

Heinrich-Schütz-Ensemble München / Monteverdi-Orchester München

Soprano: Silke Wenzel; Counter-tenor: Reiner Schneider-Waterberg; Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg; Bass: Christian Hilz

Calig-Verlag

Nov 1996

CD / TT:

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4

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 91 [17:12]

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 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 91 [16:20]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211
Antoine Marchand CC-72230

Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13
3-CD / TT: 201:13
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 14: New York
Christmas Cantatas

 
 

Cantata BWV 91 [16:02]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 113

Dec 25, 2000

CD / TT: 71:17

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
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7

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig [C-15]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Blotzky-Mields; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Dec 2001

TT: 16:33

Recorded at Conservatoire de Liège, Belgium.
See: Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 31 - BWV 91, 101, 121, 133

 

Cantata BWV 91 [15:32]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Palatino

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1481

Sep 2004

SACD / TT: 77:25

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 31 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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9

J.S. Bach: Kantatáest [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 91 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Weiner-Szász Chamber Symphony (Weiner-Szász Kamaraszimfónikusok)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Katalin Gémes; Tenor: Timothy Bentch; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay; Gábor Trajtler (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 12, 2005

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live during 16th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 14: "Weihnachts-Kantaten" - Cantatas BWV 57 · 91 · 122 · 151

 

Cantata BWV 91 [16:31]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

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

Accent 25314

Dec 18-21, 2010

SACD / TT: 74:56

Recorded in Anvers, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Henri Dété (October 2003), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), John Pike (October 2005), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (October 2011)

Cantata BWV 91: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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