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Cantata BWV 95
Christus, der ist mein Leben

Ref.

BWV 95

German Title

Christus, der ist mein Leben

English Title

Christ is my life (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 16th Sunday after Trinity
Reading: Epistle: Ephesians 3: 13-21; Gospel: Luke 7: 11-17
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 16th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: September 12, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvt. 1); Valerius Herberger (Mvt. 3); Nikolaus Herman (Mvt. 7); Anon (Mvts. 1-2, 4-6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Christus, der ist mein Leben | Mit Fried und Freud | Valet will ich dir geben | Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; Four-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, 2 oboe d'amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) & Recitative | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.32 MB] | Score BGA [2.29 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 10 (BWV 95: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Christus, der ist mein Leben | Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin | Valet will ich dir geben | Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist

References

BGA: XXII | NBA: I/23 | BC: A 136 | Zwang: K 44 | First Published: BG, 1875 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of September 30, 2001; Week of October 16, 2005; Week of March 11, 2012

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 - Vols. 1&8
Cantatas Vol. 11 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas VIII
J.S. Bach: Kantaten
6. Folge
J.S. Bach: Das Kanatenwerk - BWV 78, BWV 95
[LA-10]

 

Cantata BWV 95 [20:38]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Soloist from Thomanerchor Leipzig (No name); Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Hans Hauptmann

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-457
Eurodisc 71-606

Sep 1952

CD / TT: 58:49
LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 33 & BWV 95 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Bach-Kantaten-Zyklus - zu den Festen der Christenheit
[B-1]

Cantata BWV 95 [21:53]

Hans Heintze

Domchor & Bremer Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Gundula Bernàt-Klein; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Roland Kunz

Cantate / Vanguard
Parnass 74033

Sep 1962

LP / TT: 48:24
5-LP / TT:

Recorded at Christuskirche in der Vahn-Bremen, Germany.

3

Bach: Cantatas # 70 & 95 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 95 [20:20]

Dr. Kurt Bauer (Conductor & Organist) [most probably Karl Richter]

Dresden Cathedral Choir & Orchestra [probably pseudonym of Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester]

Soloists of the Dresden Cathedral (No Names) [probably: Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Kieth Engen]

Baroque Records BRJ-1816

Early 1960's ?

LP / TT: 46:50

Recorded live with Karl Richter, under the pseudonym of Dr. Kurt Bauer.
Info provided by Burke Smith (June 2008).

5

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 24 - BWV 95-98
J.S. Bach: DasKantatenwerk - 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. 29 - BWV 94-96

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 95 [14:29 / 14:36]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Telefunken 6.35442
Teldec 8.44280 ZK & 242 583-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81181-2
Warner Classics 8573-81181-5

Aprl 14 & May 19, 1977

2-LP / TT: 75 min
CD / TT: 76:15
6-CD / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 59:50
CD / TT: 59:50

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 50
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 30

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Sep 1977; Jan 1978

TT: 21:48

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 95 [18:50]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207

Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 11 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / IV - BWV 46, 95, 136, 138

 
 

Cantata BWV 95 [17:57]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 991

Sep 1998

CD / TT: 67:59

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 11 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 95 [17:27]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 8: Bremen / Santiago
For the 15th Sunday after Trinity
For the 16th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 95 [18:05]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Thomas Guthrie

Soli Deo Gloria 104

Oct 7, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:04

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Santo Domingo de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
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10

J.S. Bach: Christus, Der Ist Mein Leben - Cantates BWV 27, 84, 95 & 161 [C-18]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass: Thomas E. Bauer

Harmonia Mundi France

Nov 2006; Feb 2007

TT: 18:01

Recorded at De Singel, Blauwe Zaal, Anvers, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2001 - September 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Mike Hall (September 2012),
Matthias Hansen (July 2006, June 2009), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Riccardo Nughes (February 2008), Peter Schmidt (May 2005), Burke Smith (June 2008)

Cantata BWV 95: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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