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Johann Kuhnau
Motet Tristis est anima mea
Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um

Ref.

BWV deest (No BWV no), BC C8

Latin Text

Motetto a 5 voci Tristis est anima mea

English Title

My soul is sorrowful even to death

German Title

Der Gerechte kömmt um

English Title

See, the righteous must die

French Title

Le juste périt

 

El justo perece

Event

Memorial Motet

Composed

Composed by Johann Kuhnau
Based on his Latin motet Tristis est anima mea
Included, alongside movements by Georg Philipp Telemann and J.S. in a patchwork Passiontide cantata assembled by Carl Heinrich Graun c1740; it is possible that the arrangement (possibly by Johann Kuhnau himself) was already made before the incorporation.
J.S. Bach modified some of the passages in the music, and wrote obbligato instrumental accompaniment to reinforce the text.
Performed by J.S. Bach in Leipzig, c1730-35 ?

Text

Tristis est anima mea: Matthäus 26: 38
Der Gerechte kömmt um: Isaiah 57: 1-2

Latin Text | German 5 | Translations: English-3 | Hungarian-2 | Italian-2

Scoring

Soloists: SSATB (5-part) Chorus (a-capella)
Orchestra originally: organ
Orchestra in the arrangement: 2 oboes, strings, continuo

Score

References

BGA: | NBA: I/41 | BC: C8 | First Published:

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Music

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Contents

 

Recordings - Latin Motet Tristis est anima mea
Recordings - German Motet Der Gerechte kommt um

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Recordings

Recordings - Latin Motet Tristis est anima mea

1

Rudolf Mauersberger und de Dresdenr Kreuzchor [P-2]

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea [4:19]

Rudolf Mauersberger

Dresdner Kreuzchor

-

EBS 6073

1957

CD / TT:

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2

Thomas-Kantoren -Organsten - Kantors and organists at St Thomas, Leipzig [P-1]

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea [6:12]

Hans Thamm

Windsbacher Knabenchor

-

Cantate 57619

1967

CD / TT: 72:41

Recorded in Münster zu Heilsbronn/Mittelfranken.
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3

Motetten Alter Meister [P-1]
Dresdner Kreuzchor: Legendary [Box Set]
[P-1]

 

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea [4:25]

Rudolf Mauersberger

Dresdner Kreuzchor

-

Berlin Classics 91962
Berlin Classics 8392

Jun 1969

CD / TT: 52:58
10-CD / TT: 572:48

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany.
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4

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 2: BWV 26, BWV 62, BWV 191 [D-2]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um [5:58]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Hans Bogacki (Oboe); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Martha Schuster (Organ)

DdM-Records 980016

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 55:01

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

5

Palestrina/Bach: Missa sine nomine, Kuhnau, Pezel, Reiche [C-1]

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea []

Bruce Dickey (Cornett & Direction)

Small Choir / Concerto Palatino

Sopranos: Barbara Borden, Suzie LeBlanc, Emily Van Evera; Counter-tenor: David Cordier, Tenors: Rogers Covey-Crump, Harry Geraerts, Douglas Nasrawi, John Potter, Mark Howard, Ian Honeyman; Basses: Geert Smits, Kees Jan de Koning, Harry van der Kamp

EMI Classics 54555

Jun 1992

CD / TT: 60:31

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6

Sacred Music by Johann Kuhnau [P-1]

 

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea [4:50]

Robert King

The King’s Consort

-

Hyperion 67059

Apr 19-22, 1998

CD / TT: 74:45

Recorded at St Jude-on-th-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England.
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7

Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt [C-1]

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea []

Hannelore Höft (Conductor, Organ)

Philipp-Nicolai-Kantorei Unna

-

Unnaer Abendmusiken

1999

CD / TT:

Recorded at Ev. Stadtkirche Unna, Germany.
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8

Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt: 4-8stimmige Motetten [P-1]

 

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea [4:35]

Berthold Höps

Amberger Chorgemeinschaft

-

Amberger Chorgemeinschaft

2000

CD / TT:

Source: Amberger Chorgemeinschaft

9

Schütz: Johannes-Passion; Theile: Matthäus-Passion [P-1]

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea [4:09]

Otto Kargl

Capella Nova Graz

-

ORF 361

May 2002

2-CD / TT: 139:08

Recorded at Pfarrkirche Maria Hilf, Graz, Austria.

Recordings - German Motet Der Gerechte kommt um

1

J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Vivaldi: Nisi Dominos · Nulla in mundo pax sincera [V-1]

J. Kuhnau: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [5:32]

Simon Preston

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford / Academy of Ancient Music

-

L'Oiseau Lyre 443199

1978

CD / TT: 76:19

Recorded at St Jude's, Hampstead, London, England.
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2

J.S. Bach: Motets & Cantatas [E-1]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [6:56]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

-

Erato 45979

Apr 1980

2-CD / TT: 115:57

Recorded in All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England.
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3

Bach: Motet / Cantate BWV 118 O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht; Bach (?): Furcht und Zittern; Kuhnau/Bach: Der Gerechte kommt um - De Nieuwe Stad Amsterdam 1985 [C-1]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um [6:44]

Jan Stulp

Koor en Orkest De Nieuwe Stad

-

YouTube

Nov 30, 1985

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at De Nieuwe Stad, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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4

Bach · Telemann · Graun · Altnikol: Passions-Pasticcio · Kantate BWV 127 [C-2]

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [4:23]
(Mvt. 39 in C.H. Graun: Passions-Pasticcio)

Hermann Max

Rheinische Kantorei / Das Kleine Konzert

-

EMI Classics 54244

Jan 7-10, 1990

2-CD / TT: 123:29

Recorded at Evang. Kirche Lohmar-Honrath, Germany.
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5

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 69 - Motets [CD] [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Die Motetten [DVD]
[V-2]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [4:47]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

-

Hänssler 92.069 [CD]
ArtHaus [DVD]

Sep-Oct 1990

2-CD / TT: 92:08
DVD / TT:

Recorded at Stiftskirche Kaufungen, Germany.
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6

Motets by the Bach Dynasty - A Bach dinasztia motettái [V-1]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [5:16]

Salamon Kamp

Debreceni Kodály Kórus / Debrecen Bach Collegium

Dezsõ Karasszon (Organ)

Hungaroton 31549

1992

CD / TT: 74:02

Recorded at the assembly hall of Déri Museum, Debrecen, Hungary.
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7

J.S. Bach: Passionsmusik [RC-4]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um, BWV deest []

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Kammerchor der Singakademie Dresden / Sinfonietta Dresden

-

Dresden

1997

MC / TT:

Recorded in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Released 1998.
Copies: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKA-B(TKD-C 425) | Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 425.
Source: SLUB Dresden

8

J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 106 - 4 · Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [C-1]

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um [6:40]

Jean-François Frémont

Petits Chanteurs de Versailles / Sinfonie Saint-Julien

Tenor: Christophe Einhorn; Baritone: Jean-Louis Serre

Memory Song

Nov 1993; Mar 1994

CD / TT: 46:40

Recorded in Versailles, France.

9

“Gloria in excelsis Deo” - 75 Jahre Leipziger Universitätschor [V-1]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Der Gerechte kömmt um BWV deest []

Wolfgang Unger

Leipziger Universitätschor

-

LUC

1993

2-CD / TT: 75:28 + 73:53

Recorded at Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany.
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10

Motetten II (Bach und seine Nachfolger im Amt des Thomaskantors) [CD] [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Die Motetten Vol. 1+2 [2-CD]
[V-2]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [5:35]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Capella Thomana & Baroque Brass of London

-

Philips 462233
Philips

Feb 1997

CD / TT: 51:55
2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig-Gonnewitz, Germany.
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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4: Ansbach/Haddinton
For the 6th Sunday after Trinity
For the 7th Sunday after Trinity

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um [7:47]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

-

Soli Deo Gloria 156

Jul 30, 2000

2-CD / TT: 53:48 + 66:52

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Grumbertus, Ansbach, Germany.
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12

Bach Fest 2000 Tokio [V-14]

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um []

Georg Christoph Biller

Tokyo Bach Cantata Ensemble

-

Yokohama Choral Society

Aug 6, 2000

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live in at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space Large Hall, Tokyo, Japan, in a celebration 250 Anniversary of J.S. Bach's death & 30 Anniversary of Yokohama Choral Society.

13

J.S. Bach: Die Motetten (The Motets and Related Works) [C-1]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [5:02]

Jörg Straube

Norddeutscher Figuralchor / Baroque Brass of London, Bach Orchestra-Hannover

-

Thorofon 2481/2

2003

2-CD / TT: 131:56

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14

J.S. Bach: Messen BWV 234 & 235 (Missae Brevis, Vol. I) [V-1]

 

J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [6:23]

Raphaël Pichon

Ensemble Pygmalion

-

Alpha Productions 130

Oct 27-31, 2007

CD / TT: 61:30

Recorded at Temple du Saint-Esprit, Paris, France.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2008 - June 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (April 2012)

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