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Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a
Recordings

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | BWV 243a | Individual Movements

Complete Recordings of Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a


A-1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 142, 65 & Magnificat [BMC] [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat zur Weihnachtsvesper BWV 243a [V-2]

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Stuttgart Deutsche Bachsolisten

Sopranos: Helen Donath, Gundula Bernàt-Klein; Contralto: Birgit Finnilä; Tenor: Peter Schreier, Bass: Barry McDaniel

Cantate / Oryx / Bayer

Jul 1966

TT: 41:18

Recorded at Südwest-Tonstudio Stuttgart, Germany.
Buy this album at: Amazon.com | Baroque Music Club

A-2

Christmas Magnificats [V-14]
Mozart: Krönungsmesse KV 317; Bach: Magnificat BWV 243 [V-14]

 

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a [39:57 / 40:04]

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Romy Gundermann; Contralto: Hildegard Rütgers; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Erich Wenk

Vox
Turnabout TV-341735
ZYX-Classic CLS 4318

1967

LP / TT: 52:00
CD / TT: 62:20
CD / TT:

1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243a by H. Rilling
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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A-3

Maderna Volume 8 - Desprez, J.S. Bach, G. Gabrieli-Maderna, Stravinkij

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a []

Bruno Maderna

Sinfonie Orchester & Chor des Süddeutsche Rundfunks

Soprano: Hedy Graf; Contralto: Hildegard Laurich; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Michael Schopper

Arkadia

Oct 1971

CD / TT:

Recorded in Saarbrücken, Germany.


A-4

J.S. Bach & C.P.E. Bach: Magnificats [V-1]

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a, with 4 Christmas interpolations [36:40] [Decca]
Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243, (witout Christmas interpolations) [28:48] [London]
This is actually the same recording.

Philip Ledger

King's College Choir Cambridge / Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fieldes

Soprano: Felicity Palmer; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Robert Tear; Bass: Stephen Roberts
Francis Grier (Harpsichord & Organ)

Argo 55458
Decca 458370
London 421148

Mar 1976

LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 132:55
CD / TT: 71:49

Recorded at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England.
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A-5

Vivaldi: Gloria - Bach: Magnificat
J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Vivaldi: Nisi Dominos · Nulla in mundo pax sincera
[V-1]
Bach-2000 Vol. 6 - The Sacred Vocal Works

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a [35:39]

Simon Preston

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford / Academy of Ancient Music

Sopranos: Judith Nelson & Emma Kirkby, Alto: Carolyn Watkinson, Tenor: Paul Elliott, Bass: David Thomas

Decca / Teldec

1978

CD / TT: 76:19

Recorded at St Jude's, Hampstead, London, England.
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A-6

ATH concert [V-2]

 

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a (as Magnificat in D) [50:15]

Michael Hammond

Dessoff Choirs / unidentified orchestra

Soprano: Diana Hoagland; Contralto: Pamela Gore; Tenor: Sidney Johnson; Baritone: David Evitts; Walter Hilse (Organ)

Dessoff Choirs Collection

Dec 15, 1979

2 sound tape reels / TT: 76:52:

Recorded at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, USA.
Service CD disc available on LDC-37674.
Source: WorldCat Libraries


A-7

Bach: Magnificat - Vivaldi: Gloria

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a [32:31]

Hermann Max

Rheinische Kantorei / Das Kleine Konzert

Sopranos: Martina Lins, Mona Spägele; Mezzo-soprano: Lena Susanne Norin; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Hans-Georg Wimmer

EMI Classics

1992

CD / TT:

 

A-8

J.S. Bach: Magnificat - A Bach Christmas [C-1]

 
 

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a [34:36]

Philip Pickett

New London Consort

Soprano: Catherine Bott; Counter-tenor: Christopher Robson; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Michael George
NLC Vocal Ensemble: Sopranos 1: Catherine Bott, Helen Parker, Joanne Lunn; Sopranos 2: Elisabeth Scholl, Helen Groves, Rosalind Waters; Altos: Christopher Robson, William Purefoy, Mark Chambers; Tenors: Andrew King, Paul Agnew, Simon Davies; Basses: Michael George, Simon Grant, Martin Robson
NLC Instrumental Ensemble: Violin I: Pavlo Beznosiuk; Violin II: Lucy Russell; Viola: Alan George; Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Catherine Latham, Gail Hennessy, Alexandra Bellamy; Recorders: Pamela Thorby, Catherine Latham; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Trumpets: David Staff, Michael Laird, Michael Harrison; Slide Trumpet: David Staff; Timpani; Stephen Henderson; Archlute: Paula Chateauneuf; Organ: David Roblou; Harpsichord: Jan Waterfield

L'Oiseau-Lyre 452920-2
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Decca Eloquence 4767863
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Oct 1995

CD / TT: 63:40
MP3 / TT: 64:25
CD / TT: 63:40
MP3 / TT: 63:22

Recorded at Walthamstaw Assembly Hall, London, England.
Producer: Chris Sayers; Balance Engineer: Neil Hutchinson; Location Engineer: Graham Meek; Recording Editor: Timothy Bull; Magnificat edited by Clifford Bartlett and published by King's Music.
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CD-2 (2011): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


A-9

J. S. Bach: Esz-dúr Magnificat [etc.] [Hangfelvétel] (Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a) [V-1]

Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a []

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir & Orchestra (Ars Longa Ének- és Zenekar)

Soprano: Andrea Csereklyei; Soprano: Gabriella Jani; Alto: József Csapó; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Péter Cser

Taxbal TXCD-009

1999

CD / TT: 53:37

Recorded in Budapest. Hungary.
Source: Corvina könyvtári katalógus v3.6.14


A-10

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 140 - Sacred Vocal Works / Magnificat BWV 243a

Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a [33:20]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens, Ruth Sandhoff, Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Klaus Häger

Hänssler 92.140
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Mar 2000

2-CD / TT: 76:19
MP3 / TT: 76:53

Recorded at Stadthalle Sindelfingn & Leonberg, Germany.
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243a by H. Rilling
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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2-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | ClassicsOnline


A-11

J.S. Bach: Magnificat BWV in E flat major 243a - Cantata BWV 10 [C-1]

 

Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a [35:22]

Roland Büchner

Regensburger Domspatzen / Musica Florea Prague (Conductor: Marek Štryncl)

Soprano I: Susanne Rydén; Soprano II: Heidrun Kordes; Alto (Counter-tenor): Drew Minter; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Baritone: Peter Harvey
Dagmar Valentová, Markéta Knittlova, Lubica Habartová, Petra Csaplárová, Laenka Zelbová, Irina Doubravská, Jan Hádek, Eleonora Machová, Saalas Eduardo Garcia (Violins); Ivo Anıııýz, František Kund, Josef Fiala (Violas); Marek Štryncl, Pavel Rezák (Violoncellos); Ondrej Štajnochr (Violone); Marta Neumannová, Marek Špelina (Recorders); Maarcel Plavek, Marta Neumannová (Oboes); Kryštof Lada (Bassoon); Johann Flietzsch, Jaroslav Rousek, Karel Mnuk (Trumpets); Pavel Rehberger (Timpani); Iva Štrynklová (Organ) [Organ: Josef Maier Hergensweiler]

Pure Classics - Glissando 779019-2
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Jun 2000

CD / TT: 53:54
MP3 / TT: 53:44

Recorded at Kirche zu St. Emmeram, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. Executive Producer: Dr. Peter Szornyi; Produced (Recording Producer/Editing) by Christph Claßen; Balance Engineer: Christian Feldgen.
Buy this album at:
CD (2001): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amaszon.de


A-12

Magnificat zur Weihcnachtsvesper BWV 243a

Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a [34:48]

Rolf Schweizer

Motettenchor Pforzheim / Barockorchester L’arpa festante

Soprano: Susanna Cornelius; Mezzo-soprano: Claudia Darius; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass: Matthias Horn

Amati

Jul 2000

CD / TT:

 

A-13

A. Lotti: Missa Sapientiae / J.S. Bach: Magnificat BWV 243a [V-2]

 
 

Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a [32:00]

Thomas Hengelbrock

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor / Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble

Sopranos: Dorothee Mields [Mvt. 7: Domine Deus Rex coelestis], Constanze Backes; Altos (Counter-tenors): Bernhard Landauer, Jürgen Banholzer; Tenor: Hermann Oswald; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77534

Nov 15-18, 2000

CD / TT: 61:40

Recorded at Evangelische Kirche, Gönningen, the Netherlands.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243a by T. Hengelbrock.
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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A-14

J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243a [C-1]

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a []

Thomas Huck

Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert / Ensemble ConTemperamento (historical instruments)

Soprano: Anne Kathrin Fetik; Soprano: Karin Biet; Counter-tenor: Wolfgang Kistner; Tenor: Alexander Wendt; Baritone: Alexander Lauer

Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert

Dec 1, 2002

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, St. Ingbert, Germany.
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2-CD: Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert


A-15

Bach - Kuhnau: Magnificat [O-6]

 

Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a []

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Sopranos: Deborah York, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

EuroArts 2053419

May 24, 2003

DVD / TT: 87 min

Recorded & filmed live during Bachfest Leipzig 2003, at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Directed by Bob Coles; Produced by Paul Smaczny.
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A-16

J.S. Bach: Leipziger Weihnachtskantaten · Cantates de Noël à Leipzig (Cantatas BWV 63, 91, 121, 133; Magnifical BWV 243a)

 

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a [34:30]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

CD-2: Soprano: Carolyn Sampson; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Sebastian Noack
Choir: Sopranos: Edwige Cardoen, Goedele Debelder, Cécile Kempenaers, Lut Van de Velde, Dominique Verkinderen, Anne-Kristin Zschunke; Altos: Beat Duddeck, Cécile Pilorger, Martin van der Zeijst, Mieke Wouters; Tenors: Gerhard Hölzle, Markus Schuck, Warren Trevelyan-Jones, Koen van Stade; Basses: Pieter Coene, Christophe Sam, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Robert van der Vinne
Orchestra: Concert-master: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch; Violin I: Michiyo Kondo, Thérèse Kipfer, Andreas Preuss; Violin II: Adrian Chamorro, Paul Lindenaur, Corrado Masoni, Sebatian van Vucht; Violas: Zbigniew Pilch, Hiltrud Hampe, Annette Geiger; Violoncellos: Ageet Zweistra, Hermen Jan Schwitters; Double-bass: Myiram Shalinsky; Organ: Herman Stinders; Recorders: Bari Coen, Koen Dieltiens; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Taka Kitazato, Ann Valancker; Bassoon: Philippe Miquen; Trumpets: Guy Ferber, Pascal Geay, René Maze, Fafael Vosseler; Timpani: Peppi Wiersma

Harmonia Mundi France 901781.82
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CD-1: Dec 2001
CD-2: Dec 2002

2-CD / TT: 117:21
MP3 [CD-1]: 55:57

Recorded at Arsenal de Metz, France [CD-2].
Artistic Director: Andreas Neubronner / Tritonus; Sound Engineer: Markus Heiland.
See: Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Buy this album at:
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2-SACD (2003): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


A-17

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in re maggiore BWV 243a; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80a; Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 169 [C-1]

 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243a [40:42]

Renato Negri

Coro di voci bianche dell'Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Achille Peri" di Reggio Emilia; Coro del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Chorus Master: Cristiano Dell'Oste) / Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia Romagna

Soprano: Loredana Bigi; Contralto: Anna Schiatti; Tenor: Luigi Paglierini; Bass: Matteo Bellotto

YouTube

Oct 1, 2010

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at the Chiesa di s. Domenico, Reggio Emilia, Italy, as part of "Soli Deo Gloria - Organi, Suoni e Voci della Città".
Watch on YouTube:
Magnificat BWV 243a [40:42]: Part 1 [19:53] + Part 2 [20:49]


A-18

Zelenka - Bach, Matinee Amsterdam December 3, 2011 [V-4]

 

10-28. J.S. Bach: Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a [38:40] (with Christmas interpolations)

Thomas Hengelbrock

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor / Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble

Contralto: Marion Eckstein; Other soloists: unknown

House of Opera CD-93414
House of Opera MP3-93414

Dec 3, 2011

CD / TT: 78:07
MP3 / TT: 78:07

Recorded live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Digital broadcast from Radio 4 320 kbps, with cue sheets.
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243a by T. Hengelbrock.
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A-19

Bach: Magnificat; Christmas Cantata 63 (Reconstruction of Bach's first Christmas Vespers in Leipzig) [C-1]

 
 

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a (with Christmas interpolations) [33:30]

John Butt (Director, Organ & Harpsichord)

Dunedin Consort & Players

Dunedin Consort: Soprano I: Julia Doyle; Soprano II: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Clare Wilkinson; Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy; Bass: Matthew Brook
Ripienists: Soprano: Emily Mitchell, Claire Evans; Alto: Katie Schofield; Tenor: Malcolm Bennett; Bass: Dominic Barberi
Orchestra: Violins 1: Cecilia Bernardini, Sarah Bevan Baker; Violin 2: Huw Daniel, Sijie Chen; Viola: Alfonso Leal del Ojo; Cello: Sarah McMahon; Violone: Bill Hunt; Oboes: Alex Bellamy, Frances Norbury, Leo Duarte; Bassoon: Peter Whelan; Recorders: Pamela 'I'horby, Frances Norbury; Trumpets: Paul Sharp, Simon Munday, Michael Harrison, Brendan Musk; Timpani: Alan Emslie; Organ: Greyfriars Kirk (Peter Collins, 1990): choral accompaniments: Stephen Farr [continuo, improvised chorale accompanim]; Keyboard Technician: David Wright
Orchestra Pitch: a' = 392Hz (temperament: Werkmeister III)

Linn Records CKD-469
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Jul 27-31, 2014

SACD / TT: 78 min
MP3 / TT: 78:08

Recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Produced and recorded by: Philip Hobbs; Assistant engineering by: Robert Cammidge; Post-production by: Julia Thomas; Performing Editions: Barenreiter-Verlag (Magnificat); Language Coach: Margarethe Macpherson.
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A-20

Music in the Somerset Hills: J.S. Bach's Magnificat in Eb Major BWV 243a [V-3]

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a [37:57]

Stephen Sands

Somerset Hills Community Chorus; The Antioch Chamber Ensemble (Artistic Director: Joshua Copeland) / The Sebastians (Co-artistic Directors: Daniel S. Lee & Jeffrey Grossman)

ACE: Sopranos I: Amy Goldin, Martha Cluver; Sopranos II: Sarah Brailey, Kristin Sands; Altos: Luthien Brackett, Kate Maroney; Tenors: Timothy Hodges, Owen McIntosh; Basses: Joshua Copeland, Jeremiah Goldovitz, Steven Hrycelak, Jonathan Woody
The Sebastians: Violin I: Daniel S. Lee; Violin II: Nicholas DiEugenio; Viola: Jessica Troy; Cello: Ezra Seltzer; Double-bass: David Chapman; Oboe I, Recorder I: Priscilla Herreid; Oboe II: Julie Brye; Bassoon, Recorder II: Nate Helgeson, Bassoon; Trumpet I: Timothy Will; Trumpet II: Paul Murphy; Trumpet III: Jean Laurenz; Timpani: Ben Harms; Organ: Jeffrey Grossman

YouTube

Nov 15, 2015

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at the Pingry School, Bernards, New Jersey, USA.
Watch on YouTube:
Magnificat BWV 243a: Complete Work [37:43] | Mvt. 11. Sicut locutus est & Mvt. 12. Gloria Patri [3:48]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - April 2017)
Thanks to contributors: Hou Fang-Lin, Riccardo Nughes (September 2001), Henri Dété (October 2003), Rudolf Bayer (October 2003), Emiko Hall (October 2003)

Magnificats BWV 243 & BWV 243a: Details
BWV 243: Complete Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Recordings of Individual Movements
BWV 243a: Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
Systematic Discussions: BWV 243 | BWV 243a
Individual Recordings: BWV 243 - E. Haïm | BWV 243 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 243a - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 243 - P. McCreesh | BWV 243 - J. Rifkin | BWV 243 - H. Rilling | BWV 243 - R. Shaw | BWV 243 - M. Suzuki | BWV 243a - P. Herreweghe


Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127



 

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