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Oster-Oratorium BWV 249
Kommet, eilet und laufet

Ref.

BWV 249

German Title

Kommet, eilet und laufet [Oster-Oratorium]

Latin Title

Oratorium Fest Paschali

English Title

Come, hasten and run [Easter Oratorio] (by Richard Stokes)

French Title

Venez, hâtez-vous et courez [Oratorio de Pâques]

Spanish Title

Venid, apresuraos y corred [Oratorio de Pascua]

Event

Oratorio for Easter Sunday
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8; Gospel: Markus 16: 1-8

Composed

Leipzig, 1725. Originally composed as Secular Cantata for Birthday BWV 249a; The same music was used for Oster-Oratorium BWV 249.
1st performance: April 1, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1738 - Leipzig
3rd performance: 1743-1746 - Leipzig
4th performance: April 6, 1749 - Leipzig

Text

Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) ?

German Text | German-2 | Translations: Dutch-1 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-2 | Hebrew-3 | Indonesian | Italian | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, oboe d’amore, bassoon, 2 recorders, transverse flute, violins, basso continuo
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia | Mvt. 2: Adagio | Mvt. 3: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Recitative | Mvt. 11: Chorus

Score BGA [6.22 MB]

References

BGA: XXI/3 | NBA: II/7 | BC: D 8 | Zwang: K 115 | First Published: BG, 1874 | Autograph score (fascimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | M. Carter | Mincham | EvH [Dutch]

Music

Muic Examples

Discussions

July 1999; Week of March 31, 2002; Week of June 13, 2010

Contents

Complete Recordings of Oster-Oratorium BWV 249
Recordings of Individual Movements
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 249a
Details of Cantata BWV 249b

General Discussions - Part 1
General Discussions - Part 2

BWV 249 Oster-Oratorium - conducted by Paul McCreesh
Baker does Bach - conducted by Menuhin & Marriner

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings - Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

1

J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio [L-1]
J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio / Cantata No. 4
[C-1]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [40:21]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

Soprano [Mary, mother of James]: Maja Weis-Osborn; Alto [Mary Magdalene]: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor [Peter]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [John]: Walter Berry

Bach Guild BG-507 (1951)
Vanguard SRV-156 (1965).
Vanguard Classics OVC-2542

1951

LP / TT: 40:21
LP / TT: 40:21
CD / TT: 64:01

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
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2

J.S. Bach: Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

Ferdinand Grossmann

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna Pro Musica Symphony

Soprano: Laurence Dutoit; Contralto: Maria Nussbaumer; Tenor: Ferry Gruber; Bass: Otto Wiener

Vox PL-8620 (1954)
Orbis CX-10350

1954

LP / TT: 51:36

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.

3

J.S. Bach: Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

Marcel Couraud

L'ensemble vocal et instrumental de Stuttgart (Stuttgarter Chor & Orchester)

Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Contralto: Margarethe Bence; Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich (pseudonym "Werner S. Braun"?); Bass: August Messthaler

Les Discophiles Français / Philips / Epic
Membran

1956

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

 

4

Bach: Easter Oratorio - Magnificat: Ormandy - Bernstein [V-3]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [40:57]

Eugene Ormandy

Temple University Concert Choir (Director: Robert E. Page) / Philadelphia Orchestra

Soprano: Judith Raskin; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Contralto: Maureen Forrester; Bass: Herbert Beattie

Sony Classical

Apr 17, 1963

CD / TT: 72:15

Recorded at Philadelphia Atheltic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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5

Bach: Osteroratorium BWV 249

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Süddeutsches Kammerorchester

Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara; Contralto: Patricia Johnson; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

HMV

1965

LP / TT:

 

6

Bach: Easter Oratorio [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Oratorio de Pâques · Cantata de Pâques
[V-2]

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [48:28]

Lorin Maazel

RIAS-Kammerchor (Chorus Master: Günther Arndt) / Berlin Radio-Symphonie Orchester

Soprano: Helen Donath; Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Martti Talvela

Philips 6527.084
Philips 458521-2

Sep 11-14, 1966

LP / TT: 48:28
CD / TT: 77:30

Recorded at Berlin, Johannesstift, Berlin, Germany.

7

J.S. Bach: Magnificat – Oster-Oratorium
J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio; Cantata BWV 10 [C-2]

Karl Münchinger

Wiener Akademiechor (Chorus Master: Xaver Meyer) / Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Soprano [Arias, Maria Jacobi]: Elly Ameling; Contralto [Arias, Maria Magdalena]: Helen Watts; Tenor: Werner Krenn; Bass Ari, Johannes]: Tom Krause

Decca

May 1968

TT: 47:49

Recorded at Schloss Ludwigsburg.
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8

J.S. Bach: Oratorio de Pâques
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

Fritz Werner

Heinrich Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Edith Selig; Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato / MHS / Music Guild Records

Jun 1964

LP / TT: 47:35

Recorded in Heilbronn, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach a Notre Dame - Les grandes canatates des féte [C-2]

R.P. Émile Martin

Les Chanteurs De Saint-Eustache / Orchestre Des Concerts Colonne

Soprano: Rachel Yakar; Alto: Jocelyne Taillon; Tenor: Manuel Cid-Jimenez; Bass: Roger Soyer

Les Chantiers Du Carnaval CDC-5

Jun 17, 1971

LP / TT:

Recorded live at Notre-Dame de Paris, France.

10

Bach Festival 41st Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Fourth Concert [V-7]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

George Poinar

Baldwin-Wallace Festival Chamber Orchestra; Baldwin-Wallace Festival Chorus.

Soprano: Gretchen D'Armand; Mezzo-soprano: Grace Reginald-Scott; Tenor: Seth McCoy; Bass: Bruce Abel
Jean Clymer (Piano); Warren Berryman (Organ); Esther Pierce (Violoncello); Charles Lawson

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

1973

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.

11

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 11
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 77
J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Dec 1980; Mar, May 1981

TT: 40:53

Recorded at Tonstudio, Teije van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany.
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12

J.S. Bach: Oratorio de Pascua BWV 249 [V-6]

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249

Mario Videla (Conductor, Harpsichord & Commentary)

Academia Bach de Buenos Aires
GCC-Grupo de Canto Coral (Director: Néstor Andrenacci) / Ensamble Academia Bach

Soprano: Mónica Capra; Contralto: Cecilia Aguirre Paz; Tenor: Osvaldo Ledesma; Baritone: Raúl Neumann

Ed. Institutional

1989

DVD / TT: 56:00

Recorded at Iglesia Santa Felicitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

13

Bach Festival 58th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert [F58-1]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 []

Stuart Raleigh; Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir; Baldwin-Wallace Motet Choir

Soprano: Henreitte Schellenberg; Alto: Judith Malafronte; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Bruce Abel

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1990

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

14

J.S. Bach: Oster-Oratorium
J.S. Bach: Magnificat · Easter Oratorio [C-3]


Andrew Parrott

Taverner Consort & Players

Soprano: Emily van Evera; Alto: Caroline Trevor; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Baritone: Peter Kooy

Virgin Veritas

Apr 1993

TT: 40:14

Recorded at St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England.
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15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 11 & 249 [L-3]

Gustav Leonhardt

Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Soprano: Monika Frimmer; Alto: Ralf Popken; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: David Wilson-Johnson

Philips

Apr 1993

TT: 43:41

Recorded at St Gilles Cripplegate, London, England.
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16

J.S. Bach: Oster-Oratorium [C-8]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [41:59]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: James Taylor; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Apr 1994

CD / TT: 72:38

1st recording of Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 by P. Herreweghe.
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17

J.S. Bach: Oratorium Festo Paschali BWV 249 and Cantata"Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe" BWV 25 [C-3]

Jacques Vanherenthals

Chapelle des Minimes

Soprano: Laure Delcampe; Counter-tenor: Steve Dugardin; Tenor: Jan van Elsacker; Bass: Dirk Snellings

La Chapelle des Minimes

Apr 1997

TT: 43:06

Recorded live at the Church of Minimes, Brussels, Belgium.
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18

J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio / Magnificat
Bach-2000 Vol. 6 - The Sacred Vocal Works

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Gerd Türk, Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato / Teldec

Feb 1998

TT: 41:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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19

J.S. Bach: Actus Tragicus · Oster-Oratorium · HimOratorium / A. Campra: Requiem [C-1]

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [45:05]

Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss

Bachchor der Hamelner Kantorei / Collegium Musicum St. Nicolai

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Alto: Inga Schneider; Tenor: Thomas Scheler; Bass: Matthias Gerchen

Musikwochen Weserbergland

Apr 5, 1999

2-CD / TT: 66:13 + 74:03

Recorded live at the Fesgottesdienst.
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20

J.S. Bach: Oster-Oratorium
Bach Edition Volume 2 - Vocal Works Vol. 1

Rolf Schweizer

Motettenchor Pforzheim / Trompetenensemble Pfeiffer & Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

Soprano: Christine Brenk; Alto: Anne Greiling; Tenor: Frank Bossert; Bass: Thomas Pfeiffer

Amati / Brilliant Classics

Jul 1999

TT: 44:54

Recorded at Ev. Stadtkirche Pforzheim, Germany.
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21

J.S. Bach: Magnificat · Easter Oratorio

Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Soprano: Kimberly McCord; Alto: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Neal Davies

Archiv Produktion

Apr 2000

TT: 41:46

Recorded at Ev.-Luth. Kirche, Brand-Erbisdorf (Saxony), Germany.
See: BWV 243 Magnificat & BWV 249 Oster-Oratorium – conducted by McCreesh
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22

J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio · Ascension Oratorio

Oster Oratorium BWV 249; Cantata BWV 11

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Patrick Van Goethem; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Chiyuki Urano

BIS

May 2004

SACD / TT: 41:58

Recorded at Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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23

J.S. Bach: Osteroratorium · C.P.E. Bach: Danket dem Herrn / Heilig [V-3]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [39:30]

Frieder Bernius

Kammerchor Stuttgart / Barockorchester Stuttgart

Sopranos: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Elisabeth Jansson; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Carus Verlag 83.212

Jul 23- 25, 2004

CD / TT: 76:39

Recorded at Augustinuskirche, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
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24

Sacred Music by Bach and Concertos by Bach & Telemann [C-9]

Oster-Oratrium BWV 249: Aria (Peter, tenor) [7:18], Recitative (The Two Marys) [1:03], Aria (Mary Magdalen, counter-tenor) [6:03], Adagio [3:21]

Dale Higbee

(OVPP - No Choir) / Carolina Baroque

Counter-tenor: Bradley Fugate; Tenor: Glenn Siebert

Carolina Baroque

Mar 2005

TT:

Recorded live at the Chapel of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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25

Richard Burdick, horn, performs J. S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio, BWV 249

Double French Horn: Richard Burdick

I Ching Music

Jan-Feb 2006

CD / TT: 45:12

This is a multi track recording, All tracks performed by Richard Burdick on his Double French horn made by Dietmar Dürk. R. Burdick read from the original score while recording. Each part from the flute to the basso continuo was played at written pitch, reading the score as if it were written for F horn. The range of this composition is from Pedal C to high e (for horn in F) with countless notes above high C . Recorded at A = 440 hertz.
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26

J.S. Bach: Osteroratorium, BWV 249; Himmelfahrtsoratorium, BWV 11 [U-3]

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [39:30]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Rapidshare

May 16, 2008

CD / TT: 70:05

Recorded during "Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2008" at St. John's Smith Square, London, England.
Source/lineage: digital FM Broadcast > Soundcard > Gramofile > Audacity > Switch Broadcasted by the Austrian radiostation Oe1
2nd recording of Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 by P. Herreweghe.
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27

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 13: "Oster-Oratorium" - Cantatas BWV 249 · 6

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [39:78]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Yeree Suh, Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25313

Apr 23-27 2009

SACD / TT: 56:17

Recorded at Saint-Trond, Belgium.
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28

J.S. Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios [C-1]

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [41:04]

Matthew Halls

Retrospect Ensemble

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson; Counter-tenor: Iestyn Davies, Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Linn Records CKD-373

Feb 22-25, 2010

CD / TT: 70:26

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29

Bach's Magnificat and Easter Oratorio by the Collegium 1704 [V-1]

 

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [45:24]

Václav Luks

Collegium Vocale 1704 / Collegium 1704

Sopranos: Joanna Klisowska [2+3], Dora Pavlíková, Alena Hellerová [1+2], Barbora Sojková; Altos: Markéta Cukrová [1], Alex Potter [2+3], Kamila Mazalová; Tenors: Sébastian Monti, Tobias Hunger [3]; Basses: Tomáš Král, Marián Krejčík, Jaromír Nosek [1+2]

Mezzo Channel

Sep 9, 2011

TV Broadcast / TT: 76:28 min

Recorded live at the Abbatiale d'Ambronay, France. Directed by Olivier Simonnet.
Watch this video on YouTube: Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [45:24]
Sources: Moj TV+Mezzo+Ambronay [1], YouTube [2], Joanna Klisowska: Media [3]
There are some differences in the vocal soloists according to the 3 sources.

The list of the recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - May 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Anandgyan (February 2010), John Grayovski (October 2006), Rolf Günther (May 2013), Teddy Kaufman (February 2007), Riccardo Nughes (September 2001), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (March 2011), Walter Roth (June 2008), Roland Wörner (July 2002)

Oster-Oratorium BWV 249: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 249 | Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 249a | Details of BWV 249b | Recordings of Individual Movements of BWV 249 | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | BWV 249 - P. McCreesh
Article:
Easter Oratorio BWV 249 - An Examination of its Sources and Development [T. Braatz]

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