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Cantata BWV 108
Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe

Ref.

BWV 108

German Title

Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe

English Title

It is expedient for you that I go away (from Oxford Companion)

Event

Cantata for Cantate [4th Sunday after Easter]
Readings: Epistle: Jas. 1: 17-21; Gospel: John 16: 5-15

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: April 29, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Christiane Mariane von Ziegler (Mvts. 2, 3, 5); John 16: 7 (Mvt. 1); John 16: 13 (Mvt. 4); Paul Gerhardt (Mvt. 6)

German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Gott Vater, sende deinen Geist

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Small Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Chorus | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.61 MB] | Score BGA [2.44 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 82 (BWV 108: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 28 (BWV 108: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn

References

BGA: XXIII I/12 | NBA: A 72 | BC: | Zwang: K 120 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | HG [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 13, 2001; Week of April 29, 2007; Week of October 24, 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. 24

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 108 [17:02]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Alto: Ingrid Lorenzen; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

Apr 17+18+27, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 67, 108 & 127 [E-2]

 

Cantata BWV 108 [20:03]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Orchestra of Münchner Staatsoper (actually Bayerisches Staatsorchester)

Contralto: Lilian Benningsen; Tenor: Peter Pears; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken SAWD-9904
Teldec

Apr 1958

LP / TT: 36:41
CD / TT: 61:05

Recorded at Haus des Sports, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 108 by K. Richter.
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3

[Unreleased] [U-1]

 

Cantata BWV 67 []

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Orchestra of Münchner Staatsoper

Contralto: Lilian Benningsen; Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich; Bass: Kieth Engen

?

Apr 20, 1958

? / TT:

Recorded live at Markuskirche, Munich; Not yet releaesd.
Source: Fritz Wunderlich - The Great German Tenor: Discography

4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Theo Adam

Archiv Produktion

Feb 1967

TT: 16:54

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 108 by K. Richter. Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 27 - BWV 107-110
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 6 - B100-117
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 33 - BWV 106-108

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 108 [16:07 / 16:01]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer

Telefunken 6.35559
Teldec 242 603-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91760-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81177-2
Warner Classics 8573-81177-5

Feb 16, 1978; Feb 1, Jul 10, 1979

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 85:19
6-CD / TT: 368:50
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 55:18
CD / TT: 55:18

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 33
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 34

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Carolyn Watkinson; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Aug, Dec 1980; Feb-Mar 1981

TT: 16:30

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV108 [14:44]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99374

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 24: Altenburg/Warwick
For the 3rd Sunday after Easter (Jubilate)
For for the 4th Sunday after Easter (Cantate)

 
 

Cantata BWV 108 [13:49]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 107

May 21, 2000

2-CD / TT: 128:41

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, England.
John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 24
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9

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 108 [14:19]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215

Mar 6-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 207:42

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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10

Dresdner Kreuzchor - Archiv. 4, Kreuzchorvesper mit der Verleihung des 10. Rudolf-Mauersberger-Stipendiums [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 108 [15:08]

Roderich Kreile

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Sinfonietta Dresden

Alto: Elisabeth Wilke; Tenor: Falk Hoffmann; Bass: Tobias Berndt

Förderverein Dresdner Kreuzchor Archiv 4

Apr 27, 2002

CD / TT: 53:55

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany during Kreuzchorvesper.
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 36 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1725) - BWV 6, 42, 103, 108

 
 

Cantata BWV 108 [13:44]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Dominik Wörner

BIS 1611

Feb 2006

SACD / TT: 75:31

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 10: "Himmelfahrts-Oratorium " - Cantatas BWV 108 · 86 · 11 · 44

 

Cantata BWV 108 [14:21]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25310

Apr 30-May 1, 2008

SACD / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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13

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 108 "Es ist euch gut, dass ich hingehe" [C-47]

 

Cantata BWV 108 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: PfaTilman Knödler

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke; Bass: Peter Harvey
Choir: Soprano: Susanne Frei, Leonie Gloor, Guro Hjemli, Noëmi Tran-Rediger; Alto: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Olivia Heiniger, Damaris Nussbaumer, Alexandra Rawohl; Tenor: Raphael Höhn, Nicolas Savoy, Walter Siegel; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Philippe Rayot, William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: Plamena Nikitassova, Renate Steinmann; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Maya Amrein; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Oboe d'amore: Kerstin Kramp, Ingo Müller; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

Gallus Media A865

May 20, 2011

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, introductory workshop, reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J. S. Bach Foundation.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: GALLUS MEDIA AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (May 2001 - October 2013)
Thanks to conbtributors: Peter Bright (August 2007), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), John Pike (May 2005), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 108: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

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