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Cantata BWV 104
Du Hirte Israel, höre

Ref.

BWV 104

German Title

Du Hirte Israel, höre

English Title

Hear, O thou shepherd of Israel (from Oxford Companion)

Event

Cantata for Misericordias Domini [2nd Sunday after Easter]
Readings: Epistle: 1 Peter 2: 21-25; Gospel: John 10: 12-16

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: April 23, 1724 - Leipzig;

Text

Psalm 80: 1 (Mvt. 1); Cornelius Becker (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [Wustmann & Neumann suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | Dutch-5 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.65 MB] | Score BGA [2.20 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 17 (BWV 104: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 1 ver 98 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver 2 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

References

BGA: XXIII | NBA: I/11.1 | BC: A 65 | Zwang: K 67 | First Published: BG, 1830 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Dayton Bach Society | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 29, 2001; Week of April 9, 2006; Week of August 29, 2010

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 - Vol. 23
Complete Cantatas Vol. 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 19 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Edition Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Vol. 3 - Die Bachkantaten-Sendungen des Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks 1931–1939 [C-2]

 

Excerpts from Cantata BWV 104 []

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor: Hanns Fleischer
Organ: Max Fest; Harpsichord: Friedbert Sammler

Querstand VKJK-1111

1931-1932

2-CD / TT: 158:15

Recordings of radio live broadcasts of the radio programme "Die Bach-Kantate" from the years 1931/1932, live broadcast of the Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk-AG from the Conference Hall of the Grassi Museum, Leipzig and from mid-November 1931 from the Concert Hall of the First New Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 46 & BWV 104 [C-3]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 21-34-46-56-104
[R-1]

 

Cantata BWV 104 [22:53]

Jonathan Sternberg

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Symphoniker

Contralto: Lorna Sydney; Tenor: Hugues Cuénod; Bass: Alois Pernerstorfer

Bach Guild BG-502
Artemis Classics ATM-CD-1241

1950

LP / TT: 44:12
2-CD / TT: 131:15

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
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3

J.S. Bach: Four cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 104 []

Klaus Liepmann

MIT Choral Society / MIT Symphony Orchestra

Bass: Paul Matthen; Other soloists unknown

Columbia

1951

LP / TT:

 

4

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 2 [E-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 51, Cantata No. 104
[E-2]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

Cantata BWV 104 [23:53]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden

Alto: Margarethe Bence; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Franz Kelch

Erato LDE-3059
Musical Heritage Society MHS-559
Erato 2584-61402-2

Mar 2-4, 1957

LP / TT: 44:54
LP / TT: 44:54
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded at Evangelist-Kirche, Weinsberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 104 by F. Werner.
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5

Bach: 2 Cantatas / 2 Kantaten [C-1]
Cantatas BWV 80 & BWV 104
[C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 104 [21:30]

André Vandernoot

Bach Chorus & Orchestra of the Amsterdam Philharmonic Society

Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass: Heinz Rehfuss

Concert Hall AM-2240
Musical Masterpiece Society AM-2240
Vanguard VGS-219SD

1960

LP / TT: 49:30
LP / TT: 49:30
LP / TT: 49:30

Recorded in Europe.

6

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 2
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 11, Cantata No. 104
[L-2]
Cantatas BWV 7, 11, 30, 68, 104
[C-5]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

 

Cantata BWV 104 [21:44]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato STU-70341
Musical Heritage Society MHS-812
Erato 0630-12978-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Jul 1966

LP / TT: 52:44
LP / TT: 52:44
2-CD / TT: 140 min
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 104 by F. Werner.
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7

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwork (1) [B-1]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Alto (?): Erika Schmidt; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Michael Schopper

FSM 43101 / Corona

Oct 1971

LP / TT:

 

8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

May, June, Oct 1973

TT: 19:39

All recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 26 - BWV 103-106
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 6 - BWV 100-117
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 32 - BWV 103-105

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 104 [18:18 / 18:18]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Telefunken 6.35558
Teldec 242 602-2 ZK
Teldec 4509-91760-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81177-2
Warner Classics 8573-81177-5

Nov 7, 1978; Jan 5+7, 1980

2-LP / TT: 77 min
CD / TT: 76:29
6-CD / TT: 368:50
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 56:02
CD / TT: 56:02

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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10

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 18
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 33

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Sep, Feb 1979

TT: 16:40

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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11

A. Vivaldi: Magnificat für Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Chor und Instrumente; J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 104 - Du Hirte Israel, höre, für Tenor, Baß, Chor und Instrumente; F. Schubert: Messe As-Dur, für Soli, Chor und Orchester [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 104 []

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Dresdner Philharmonie

[Soprano: Inge Uibel]; [Alto: Elisabeth Wilke]; Tenor: Albrecht Lepetit; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster

Überspiel Kreuzchorarchiv

Sep 20, 1980

MC / TT: 84 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 3026
Source: SLUB Dresden

12

Concert of the Hampshire College Chorus and Valley Orchestra, October 11, 1981 [C-1]

 

>Cantata BWV 104 [19:55]

Ann Kearns

Hampshire College Chorus / Valley Orchestra, with soloists Linda Laderach, Charles Lehrer, Walter Chestnut

Tenor: Jon Humphrey; Baritone: Rodney Gisick

Hampshire College HCO-01 (RPC 58456)

Oct 11, 1981

LP / TT: 45:40

Recorded live in Grace Church, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

13

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 13

Cantata BWV 104 [19:07] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 13

May 7, 1994

CD / TT: 40:54

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

14

Vesper am Vorabend des Sonntages Rogate / Sonnabend, 7. Mai 1994, 18 Uhr, in der Kreuzkirche zu Dresden [RC-1]

 

Cantata BWV 104 []

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Kammerchor der Singakademie Dresden / Junges Dresdner Kammerorchester

Tenor: Ralph Eschrig; Baritone: Jörg Hempel; Hans-Dieter Schöne (Organ)

Dresden

May 7, 1994

MC / TT: 52 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 992.
Source: SLUB Dresden

15

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 104 [18:38]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6 - conducted by Koopman
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16

Brattleboro Music center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 1997-07-25 [F-1997]

 

Cantata BWV 104 []

Blanche Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Tenor: Jon Humphrey; Bass-Baritone: Vincent Dion Stringer
Rudolph Vrbsky (Oboe d'amore); Jeannette Bittar (Oboe d'amore); Jason Continuo: Daniel Matsukawa (Bassoon); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Peter Lloyd (Double bass); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 25, 1997

MC / TT

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There are also MC’s of rehearsal from July 22 & reheasal from July 24, 1997.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 34 by B. Moyse.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

17

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

Cantata BWV 104 [17:03]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99377

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:14

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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18

Bach Cantatas Vol. 23: Arnstadt/Echternach
For the 1st Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti)
For the 2nd Sunday after Easter (Misericordas Domini)

 
 

Cantata BWV 104 [16:30]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Tenor: Norbert Meyn; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 131

May 7, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:31

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Basilique St. Willibrord, Echternach, Luxembourg.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 23
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19

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 19 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 37, 86, 104, 166

 
 

Cantata BWV 104 [17:53]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

BIS 1261

Jun 30 / Jul 4, 2001

CD / TT: 63:53

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 19 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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20

Bachvespern Frankfurt/Wiesbaden mitschnitte aus den Gottesdiensten frühjahr 2005 [C-3]


Cantata BWV 104 [19:27]

Martin Lutz

Kantorei St. Katharinen / Bach-Collegium Franfurt/Wiesbaden

Tenor: Georg Poplutz; Bass: Markus Flaig

Bachvespern Frankfurt/Wiesbaden

2005

CD / TT: 77:38

 

21

Cantatas 4 & 104 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 104 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon / Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Nan Haemer; Alto: Irene Weldon; Tenor: Brian Haskins; Bass: Jacob William Herbert; John Vergin (Organ)

Bach Cantata Choir 1

Apr 30, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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22

Bachfest Leipzig 2009 - Ausgewählte Höhepunkte [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 104 [15:25]

Frieder Bernius

Hofkapelle Stuttgart / Barockorchester Stuttgart

Tenor: Andreas Weller; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Bach-Archiv Leipzig

Jun 18, 2009

CD / TT: 72:19

Recorded live during Bachfest Leipzig at Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.

23

Concierto de Ciclo J.S. Bach y sus Cantatas: Junio de 2012 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 104 [22:20] (the tenor solo parts are sung by soprano)

Santiago Lusardi Girelli

Coro de Cámara de Sevilla / Conjunto Barroco

Soloists: Soprano: Rocío de Frutos [tenor parts in BWV 104]; Bass: Luis Sancho
Coro de Cámara de Sevilla: Sopranos: Stepanie Steinbauer, Charlotte Gries, M. Jesus Pacheco, Katalin Zsekely, Marta Sarrión; Altos: Maria Jose Arbeloa, Fátima Ortega / Elena Gauna; Tenors: Jeronimo Luna; Basses: Benito Sanchez, Juan Martin Hollos, Julián Lavado Quiles, Ignacio García Fenoll
Conjunto Barroco: Baroque Oboes: Jacobo Díaz, Sergio Hernandez; Violins: Raquel Batalloso, Rocío Máquez; Viola: Pablo Travé; Viola da gamba: Johanna Rose; Bassoon: Francisco Carrasco; Violone: Miguel Hernandez
Positive Organ: Andrés Cea Galán

YouTube

Jun 23, 2012

Video / TT: 51:02

Recorded & filmed live at Iglesia Santa Cruz, Sevilla, Spain, in the frame of Ciclo J.S. Bach y sus Cantatas.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 104 [22:20]: Mvt. 1: Chorus [6:05] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [S] & Mvt. 3: Aria [S] [4:55] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] & Mvt. 5: Aria [B] [7:49] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [3:31]

24

»Seht, was die Liebe tut« [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 104 []

Kay Johannsen

Solistenensemble Stimmkunst / Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Soloists: Bass: Peter Maruhn; Bass: Matthias Horn
solistenensemble stimmkunst: Sopranos: Fanie Antonelou, Helena Günther, Heike Heilmann, Agnes Knoop; Altos: Nohad Becker, Anne Maugard, Hanna Roos, Lidia Vinyes Curtis; Tenors: Nils Giebelhausen, Stephan Scherpe, Daniel Schreiber, Andreas Weller; Basses: Matthias Horn, Peter Maruhn, Thomas Scharr, Christian Villiger
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart: Trompet: Patrick Henrichs; Recorder: Linde Brunmayr-Tutz; Oboe: Saskia Fikentscher, Claire Sirjacobs, Joyce Cho; Bassoon: Barbara Meditz; Konzertmeisterin: Lisa Immer; Violin 1: Lisa Immer, Dietlind Mayer, Angela Pastor; Violin 2: Miriam Risch-Graulich, Dmitry Fomitchev; Viola: Claudia Hofert, Isolde Jonas; Violoncello: Melanie Beck, Christine Wiegräbe; Double-bass: Ann Fahrni; Organ: Andreas Gräsle

YouTube

Apr 12, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the frame of the Canata Cycle Bach:vokal.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 104: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:38] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] & Mvt. 5: Aria [B] [7:44] | Mvt. 6: Chorale [1:39]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2001 - October 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Jacobus van Dijk (October 2012), John Grayovski (October 2006), Rolf Günther (October 2012, December 2012), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Walter Roth (August 2003, June 2004), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007), Jeremy Vosburgh (November 2003), Roland Wörner (July 2002)

Cantata BWV 104: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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