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Cantata BWV 115
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

Ref.

BWV 115

German Title

Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

English Title

Prepare yourself, my soul (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Philippians 1: 3-11; Gospel: Matthew 18: 23-35
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: November 5, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Burchard Freystein (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | 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-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, violoncello piccolo, continuo including horn in the chorale movements
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.25 MB] | Score BGA [1.88 MB]
Chorale: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn

References

BGA: XXIV | NBA: I/26 | BC: A 156 | Zwang: K 96 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 11, 2001; Week of October 22, 2006; Week of August 5, 2012; Week of November 2, 2014

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 5 (4th round)

Cantatas Vol. 27 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: 00-66554 [R-2]

 

Cantata BWV 115 [28:10]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Ursula Boese; Tenor Rolf Kunz; Bass: Horst Sellentin
Johannes Schloemer (Oboe d'amore); Helmut Stirnagel (Flute)
Basso continuo: Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Gregor (Organ)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Sep 29-30, 1953

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

 

Cantata BWV 115 [24:13]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Manfred Clement ( Oboe d'amore); : Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft, Walter Götz (Double-basses); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Elfriede Singheiser, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439394-2
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Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978

5-CD / TT: 343:25
MP3 / TT: 345:18

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Balance Engineers: Hans-Peter Schweigmann; Editing: Reinhild Schmidt.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 115: Complete Cantata [24:12]
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 29 - BWV 115-117, 119
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 / Kantate
Vol. 36 - BWV 115-117

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [21:55]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Markus Huber (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
CMW: Cornett: Ralph Bryant; Transverse Flute: Leopold Stastny; Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg; Violoncello piccolo: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Anita Mitterer, Wilhelm Mergl, Karl Höffinger, Andreas Bischoff [BWV 115/1,6], Peter Katt [BWV 115/2]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wouter Möller [BWV 115/1,6]; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35577
Teldec 242 608-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91760-2
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Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81174-2
Warner Classics 8573-81174-5
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Dec 13, 1979

2-LP / TT: 82 min
2-CD / TT: 81:37
6-CD / TT: 368:50
MP3 / TT: 367:55
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 56:20
CD / TT: 56:20
MP3 / TT: 56:11

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 115: Complete Cantata [21:55]
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Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 57 (Cantatas BWV 80, 115, 55)
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 37 (Cantatas BWV 115-117)

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [21:19]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Bernhard Schmidt (Cornett); Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Günther Passin (Oboe, Oboe d’amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Walter Forchert (Violin); August Wenzinger (Violoncello piccolo); Gerhard Mantel (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.819

Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 59:25

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 115: Complete Cantata [21:18] | Cantatas BWV 115, BWV 116, BWV 117 [61:04]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline

5

Bach Series [IU-20]

 

Cantata BWV 115 [25:10]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers / instrumentalists

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Mar 27, 1988

3 sound tape reels / TT: 76:09

Recorded at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas with Violoncelle Piccolo (Vol. 1) (Cantatas BWV 180, 49, 115)
J.S. Bach: Cantatas with Violoncelle Piccolo
[B-1]
Bach: Cantatas
[B-2]

 

Cantata BWV 115 [23:29]

Christophe Coin (Conductor & Violoncello piccolo)

Das Leipziger Concerto Vocale (Direction: Gotthold Schwarz) / Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Soprano: Barbara Schlick, Alto: Andreas Scholl, Tenor: Christoph Prégardien, Bass: Gotthold Schwarz
Violins: Irene Trol, Fabrizio Zanella, Isabelle Serrano, Jean Daniel Rist, Adrian Chamorro, Suzan Cantrick, Ursula Rostschak; Violas: Eckhard Kahle, Pierre Franck; Transverse Flute: Maria Tecla Andreotti; Oboes d'amore: Christian Moreaux; Cornett: Jean Tubéry; Bassoon: Claude Wassmer; Violoncello: Bruno Cocset; Double-bass: Richard Myron; Organ [G. Silbermann , 1737]: Willem Jansen

Auvidis Astrée / Naïve
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Auvidis Astrée
Naïve

Nov 1993

CD / TT: 70:53
MP3 / TT: 70:42
3-CD / TT: 198:51
4-CD / TT: 260:50

Recorded at Ponitz Kirche, Thuringia, Germany.
Recording: Pere Casulleras.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 115: Complete Cantata [23:31] | Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [9:26]
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4-CD (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


7

Brattleboro Music Center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 1998-07-24 [F-1998]

 

Cantata BWV 115 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Tamara Matthews; Mezzo-soprano: Stephanie Houtzeel; Tenor: Steven Paul Spears; Baritone: Randall Scarlata
Michael Parloff (Flute); Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Oboe d'amore); David Krauss (Trumpet)
Continuo: Valentin Martchev (Bassoon); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Owen Lee (Double bass); Gregory Hayes (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 24, 1998

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. Brattleboro Music Center presents. There is also 2-MC of the rehearsal from July 23, 1998.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [22:24]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Cello, Violoncello piccolo); Wilbert Hazelzet (Transverse Flute); Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Lansink, Annemieke Rademaker, Caroline Stam; Altos: Stephen Carter, Marleene Goldstein, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Malcolm Bennett, Geert Berghs, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Kati Debrezeni, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Martin Kelly, Marina Asscherson; Cellos Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes d'amore: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker; Transverse Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet; Horn: Andrew Clark; Luuk Nagtegaal; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]; Organ: Bernard Winsemius [choir]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 8573-80215-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211
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Oct 1999

3-CD / TT: 191:36
3-CD / TT: 191:36
MP3 / TT: 191:04

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer & editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 115: Mvt. 2: Aria [A] [8:36] | Mvt. 4: Aria [S] [7:05]
Buy this album at:
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9

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [20:51]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Roomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-basses: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Christin Linde, Vincent van Ballegooin, Eduard Wesley, Fernando Souza, Nico de Gier; Bassoon: Trudy va der Wulp; Transverse Flutes: Kate Clark, Marion Moonen, Doretthe Janssens, Brian Berryman; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 115, BWV 55, BWV 94 [61:56]
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 12: Tooting/Winchester
For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 115 [25:56]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson, Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Joanne Lunn, Elin Manahan Thomas, Angela Kazimierczuk, Lucinda Houghton, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Robin Tyson, Richard Wyn Roberts, James Burton, Frances Bourne; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Gerald O'Beirne, Paul Tindall, Peter Butterfield; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Lawrence Wallington, Richard Savage; Malcolm Arthur
EBS: Violins I: Alison Bury, Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Debbie Diamond; Violins II: Lucy Howard, Rebecca Livermore, Desmond Heath, Matthew Truscott; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers; Cellos: David Watkin, Christopher Poffley; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Flute: Rachel Beckett; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway; Bassoon: Ursula Leveaux; Horn: Roger Montgomery; Organ: Howard Moody; Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-171
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Nov 17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 140:53
MP3 / TT: 140:25

Recorded during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at All Saints church, Tooting, England (not live recording).
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot [post-production] (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Roger de Schot (Polyhymnia), Taco van der Werf (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Ientje Mooij (Polyhymnia); Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 115: Mvts. 1, 2, 5 & 6 [16:49]
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 27 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 5, 80, 115

 
 

Cantata BWV 115 [22:44]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Susanne Rydén; Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Instrumental Soloists: Liliko Maeda (Transverse Flute); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe); Azumi Takada (Violin); Hidemi Suzuki (Violoncello, Violonello piccolo); Naoko Imai (Organ)
Chorus: Sopranos: Susanne Rydén, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Pascal Bertin, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yusuke Watanabe, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Azumi Takada [leader]; Horn: Toshio Shimada; Transverse Flute: Liliko Maeda; Oboe d’amore: Masamitsu San’nomiya; Violin I: Azumi Takada, Paul Herrera, Yuko Araki; Violin II: Yuko Takeshima, Mari Ono, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Amiko Watabe, Mina Fukazawa
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki, Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1421
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Sep 6-9, 2003

CD / TT: 68:18
MP3 / TT: 68:08

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Jens Braun; Sound Engineer: Dirk Lüdemann; Digital Editing: Fabian Frank; Executive producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 27 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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12

Closing concert of 23rd Budapest Bach Week (BWV 114, BWV 115) [C-33]

 

Cantata BWV 115 [22:03]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir / Weiner-Szász Orchestra

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Kornélia Bakos; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: László Jekl
Dobozy Borbála (Organ)

YouTube

Jun 10, 2012

Video / TT: 48:11

Recorded & filmed live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary, during 23rd Budapest Bach Weeks. Recorded by Remete Péter.
Watch on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 114, BWV 115 [48:11]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2001 - October 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Telles (May 2005)

Cantata BWV 115: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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