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Chorales BWV 250-438

German Title

Chörale

English Title

Chorales

Event

Various

Composed

Various

Text

Various

Chorales BWV 250-438

Scoring

BWV 250-252: Soloists: 4-part Chorus [SATB]
Orchestra: 2 horns (corno), oboe, oboe d'amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
BWV 253-438: Soloists: 4-part Chorus [SATB]

BWV 250-252: Score BGA [0.41 MB]
BWV 253-438: Score BGA [9.92 MB]

References

Chorales BWV 250-300 | Chorales 301-350 | Chorales 351-400 | Chorales 401-438

Commentary

J.S. Bach Chorales [Big site featuring chorale midis. There are 820 pieces here which can be downloaded. Has a lot of information about Midi files as well] | Cyber Hymnal [A massive site containing hymn melodies. Contains some Midis of Bach chorales with information on their background and texts in English. Midis can be downloaded]

Music

 

Discussions

October 1999 – November 2002

Contents

Recordings

General Discussions – Part 1

 

General Discussions – Part 2

 

General Discussions – Part 3

Morimur – by Hilliard Ensemble

Chorales – conducted by Nicol Matt

Chorales – conducted by Helmuth Rilling

Preludi ai Corali – by Quartetto Italiani di Viola Da Gamba


Recordings

1

Das Orgelbüchlein I - Organ Chorales and Chorale settings for Advent and Christmas

17 Chorales from Cantatas BWV 62, BWV 65, BWV 64, BWV 121, and other Chorales (Some settings not by J.S. Bach)

Helmuth Rilling (Organ and direction)

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Instrumentalisten

?

Cantate

1963-1965

CD

2

Das Orgelbüchlein II - Organ Chorales and Chorale settings for Passion and Easter

14 Chorales from Cantatas BWV 67, Chorales from Passions BWV 245, and other Chorales (Some settings not by J.S. Bach)

Helmuth Rilling (Organ and direction)

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Instrumentalisten

?

Cantate

1963-1965

CD

3

Das Orgelbüchlein III - Organ Chorales and Chorale settings for Advent and Christmas

15 Chorales from Cantatas BWV 18, BWV 9, BWV 177, BWV 93, BWV 26, and other Chorales (Some settings not by J.S. Bach)

Helmuth Rilling (Organ and direction)

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Instrumentalisten

?

Cantate

1963-1965

CD

4

Lobe den Herren - Well-known Chorales in Settings by J.S. Bach

15 Chorales from Cantatas BWV 140, and other Chorales

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart

-

Cantate

1968 ?

CD

The other 19 Chorales in this CD are conducted by Hermann Kreutz

 
Favorit - Nun danket alle Gott (Choräle und Motetten von Bach)

Chorales BWV 282, BWV 287, BWV 290, BWV 304, BWV 305, BWV 312, BWV 327, BWV 338, BWV 346, BWV 348, BWV 366, BWV 369, BWV 371, BWV 382, BWV 383, BWV 386, BWV 390, BWV 407, BWV 411, BWV 413, BWV 415, BWV 417, BWV 425, BWV 429, BWV 434, BWV 437

Hanns-Martin Schneidt

Regensburger Domspatzen / Vienna Capella Academica, St. Emmeram Collegium

-

Archiv / Deutsche Grammophon

1975 ?

CD / TT:

5

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 78
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Advent & Christmas

Chorales: BWV 264, 288, 289, 294, 313, 314, 318, 344, 362, 366, 368, 375, 414, 436

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: James Taylor; Baritone: Andreas Schmidt; Gerhard Gnann (Organ)

Hänssler

Sep 1998

CD / TT: 51:29

6

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 79
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Passion

Chorale from BWV 245/3
Chorales: BWV 254, 256, 257, 265, 270, 271, 272, 283, 285, 300, 302, 300, 330, 333, 336, 341, 369, 377, 393, 394, 397, 400, 402, 403, 404, 407, 408, 410, 412, 413, 430, 500a, BWV 1084, 1089, BWV deest/Wiemer 8 & 11

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: James Taylor; Baritone: Andreas Schmidt; Gerhard Gnann (Organ)

Hänssler

Sep 1998; Jan 1999

CD / TT: 79:14

7

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 80
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity

Chorales: BWV 266, 276-278, 284, 293, 295, 304, 306, 317, 342, 364, 365, 370, 378, 385, 387-388, 415, BWV deest/ Wiemer 4, 9, 10

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: James Taylor; Baritone: Andreas Schmidt; Gerhard Gnann (Organ)

Hänssler

Sep 1998; Jan, Feb, May 1999

CD / TT: 78:22

8

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 81
A Book of Chorale-Settings for German Mass

Chorale from BWV 245/5 (= BWV 416)
Chorales: BWV 260, 298, 322, 325, 328, 332, 363, 371/1-3, 373, 401, 416, 437

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Gerhard Gnann (Organ)

Hänssler

Jan, Apr, Sep 1998

CD / TT: 70:33

9

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 82
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Incidental Festivies, Psalms

Chorale from BWV 80b
Chorales: BWV 258, 267, 280, 286, 303, 305, 308, 309, 311, 312, 323, 324, 326, 337, 338, 372, 374, 376, 382, 390, 411, 438, BWV 1123, 1126

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Gerhard Gnann (Organ)

Hänssler

Jan, Apr, Sep 1998

CD / TT: 63:16

10

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 83
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Morning/Thanks & Praise/Christian Life

Chorales: BWV 250-252, 263, 268-269, 287 290-292, 301, 316, 319, 327, 340, 343, 346-350, 380, 386, 389, 391, 399, 426, BWV 1124, BWV deest/Wiemer 6

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Sopranos: Sibylla Rubens, Stella Doufexis; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenors: James Taylor, Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler

Sep 1998; Apr, June, Sep 1999

CD / TT: 1:09:17

11

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 84
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Patience & Serenity/Jesus Hymns

Chorales: BWV 335, 339, 352, 353, 355, 361, 379, 380, 384, 409, 417, 419, BWV 1125

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Stella Doufexis; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler

Sep 1998; Apr, June, Sep 1999

CD / TT: 52:20

12

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 85
A Book of Chorale-Settings for Trust in God, Cross & Consolation / Justification & Penance / Dying, Death & Eternity/In the Evening

Chorale from BWV 145/1
Chorales: BWV 254, 255, 259, 261, 262, 273-275, 281, 296, 297, 304, 307, 310, 320, 321, 329, 331, 334, 345, 351, 367, 378, 381, 383, 392, 395, 396, 405, 406, 418, 420, 421, 423-425, 428, 429, 431, 432, 434, 435, BWV 1122, BWV deest/Wiemer 5, 7, 14

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens, Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenors: James Taylor, Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler

Sep 1998; June, Sep 1999

2-CD / TT: 2:19:43

13

Bach-2000 Vol. 7 - The Motets, Chorales & Songs

Chorales BWV 253-438, BWV 500a, 1084, 1089, 1122, 1123-1126

Robin Gritton

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Wedding Chorales BWV 250-252

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Teldec

1999

4-CD

14

Bach Edition Vol. 17 - Vocal Works Vol. II

CD-1: Chorales BWV 409, 411, 413, 415, 417-420; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 40, BWV 187, BWV 115, BWV 90, BWV 102, BWV 73, BWV 14, BWV 47
CD-2: Chorales BWV 422-427, 430-435, 256-258, 438; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 144, BWV 99, BWV 144, BWV 72, BWV 111, BWV 65, BWV 92, BWV 103, BWV 116, BWV 154, BWV 88, BWV 197, BWV 179, BWV 166, BWV 84, BWV 36, BWV 178, BWV 114; Chorales from Passion BWV 244
CD-3: Chorales BWV 361-362, 365-367, 369-370, 372-374, 377, 379-387, 389-392, 396-399, 405-406; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 64, BWV 85, BWV 74, BWV 108, BWV 123, BWV 57, BWV 139, BWV 124, BWV 83, BWV 125, BWV 169, BWV 165, BWV 20, BWV 64/BWV 94, BWV 184, BWV 180; Chorales from Motets BWV 226, 229

Nicol Matt

Nordic Chamber Choir / Soloists of the Freiburger Barockorchester

Brilliant Classics / Bayer Records

1999

3-CD

See: Chorales – conducted by Nicol Matt

15

Bach Edition Vol. 23 - Chorales

CD-1: Chorales BWV 264, 294, 313-314, 318, 368, 375, 388, 307, 414, 371, 260, 437, 325, 298, 416; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 122, BWV 40, BWV 64, BWV 133, BWV 151, BWV 36, BWV 62, BWV 65, BWV 140, BWV 40, BWV 110, BWV 10, BWV 126, BWV 42; Chorales from BWV 248, BWV 245
CD-2: Chorales BWV 465, BWV 267, BWV 276-279, BWV 283-285, BWV 300, BWV 306, BWV 322, BWV 342, BWV 363, BWV 364, BWV 400-404, BWV 394, BWV 408, BWV 410, BWV 412; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 2, BWV 153, BWV 66, BWV 4, BWV 205, BWV 43, BWV 67, BWV 145, BWV 9, BWV 155, BWV 159, BWV 145; Chorales from BWV 244, BWV 245
CD-3: Chorales BWV 253-255, BWV 259, BWV 261, BWV 268, BWV 269, BWV 272-275, BWV 280-282, BWV 286-288, BWV 290-293, BWV 296, BWV 297, BWV 299, BWV 301-305, BWV 308-310, BWV 312, BWV 315; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 153, BWV 3, BWV 162, BWV 188, BWV 89, BWV 5, BWV 148, BWV 38, BWV 176, BWV 67, BWV 116, BWV 56, BWV 18, BWV 80, BWV 6, BWV 117, BWV 60, BWV 70, BWV 39
CD-4: Chorales BWV 316, BWV 319-321, BWV 326, BWV 328-330, BWV 332-335, BWV 337-340, BWV 343-358; Chorales from Cantatas BWV 16, BWV 183, BWV 164, BWV 96, BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 168, BWV 48, BWV 127, BWV 156, BWV 174, BWV 153, BWV 37, BWV 177, BWV 78, BWV 81; Chorale from BWV 227

Nicol Matt

Nordic Chamber Choir / Soloists of the Freiburger Barockorchester

Brilliant Classics / Bayer Records

1999

4-CD

See: Chorales – conducted by Nicol Matt

16

Preludi ai Corali

Chorale BWV 288; BWV 277, BW278, BWV 158; BWV 358, BWV 227, BWV 64

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Quartetto Italiani di Viola Da Gamba

Solo voices of Tölzer Knabenchor – Tim Fricke, Markus Gnadl, Ludwig Mittelhammer, Thomas Timmer; Lorenzo Ghielmi (Organ)

Winter & Winter

May 2000

CD / TT: 59:51

Other works on this CD are non-vocal
See: Preludi ai Corali – by Quartetto Italiani di Viola Da Gamba

17

Morimur [C-1]

Exerpts from BWV 136, BWV 278 (x5), BWV 277 (x2), BWV 188 (x2), BWV 245 (x2), BWV 270, BWV 358, BWV 5, BWV 389

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Hilliard Ensemble

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Counter-tenor: David James; Tenor: John Potter; Baritone: Gordon Jones; Christoph Poppen (Baroque violin)

ECM

Sep 2000

CD / TT: 61:33

The other work on this CD is Partita for Solo Violin BWV 1004
See: Morimur – by Hilliard Ensemble

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 – July 2004)
Thanks to contributors: Riccardo Nughes (September 2001)


Chorales BWV 250-438
Recordings | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Individual Recordings:
Hilliard - Morimur | Chorales – Matt | Chorales – Rilling | Preludi ai Corali – Quartetto Italiani di Viola Da Gamba

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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