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Cantata BWV 117
Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut

Ref.

BWV 117

German Title

Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut

English Title

Give loud and praise to the highest good (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for unspecified occasion

Composed

Leipzig, 1728-1731 ?
1st performance: 1728-1731 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Jakob Schütz

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-1 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spaniah-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Chorale | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [1.66 MB] | Score BGA [2.09 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B N. Mus. ms. 34 (BWV 117: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 4 ver 1 | Mvt. 4 ver 2 | Mvt. 9
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 7 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score [Whittaker]
Chorale Melody: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

References

BGA: XXIV | NBA: I/34 | BC: A 187 | Zwang: K 172 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 7, 2002; Week of May 18, 2008; Week of July 7, 2013

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
Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas VI
J.S. Bach: Kantaten
10. Folge

Cantata BWV 117 [25:57]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Friedrich Härtel

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-525

Sep 23, 1949

CD / TT: 74:40
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 93 & BWV 117 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 117 [25:40]

Ludwig Doormann

Göttinger Stadtkantorei / Frankfurter Kantatenorchester

Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Johannes Feyerabend; Bass: Hans-Olaf Hudemann

Cantate / Vanguard
Musical Heritage Society 1239

Mar 1960

LP / TT:

Recorded at Auditorium of Gottingen University, Germany.

3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwork, Folge 6 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 117 [21:45]

Siegfried Bauer

Kantorei der Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg / Stuttgarter Bachorchester

Alto: Margret Jetter; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz

FSM 33136

Mar 1973

LP / TT: 37:25

Recorded at Kirche der Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg, Germany.

4

J.S. Bach: BWV 117 kantate Sei Lob und Her; W.A. Mozart: KV 220 Missa brevis · Spatzenmesse [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 117 []

Heinke Soltau

Kantorei Quickborn / Kantaten Orchester

Alto: Adelheid Peper; Tenor:Dieter Soltau; Bass: Harro Brodersen

Gerhard Golzo, Quickborn

May 20, 1973

LP / TT:

Recorded live at Marienkirche, Quickborn, Germany.
Listen to this recording: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:54] [mp3]

5

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 117 [19:20]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

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

Nov 2-5, 1980

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

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [19:25]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 117 - Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut

6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 5
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 37

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Alto: Mechthild Georg; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler

Feb 1984

TT: 21:45

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 117 Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut; Olivier Messiaen: La resurrection du Christ; Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger: Messe in f-moll op. 159 [RC-3]

 

Cantata BWV 117 []

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Kammerchor der Singakademie Dresden

Alto: Elisabeth Wilke; Tenor: Jens Winkelmann; Bass: Egbert Junghanns; Michael-Christfried Winkler (Organ)

Dresden

Apr 13, 1996

MC / TT: 60 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Vesper). Released 1998.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 978.
Source: SLUB Dresden

8

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 117 [19:43]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99367

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas: BWV 117, 153, 168 [48:02]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach Cantatas: BWV 117, 153, 168 - Leusink

9

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 117 [20:35]

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.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 24
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10

Musikwochen Weserbergland 2001 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 117 [24:59]

Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss

Hamelner Kammerchor St. Nikolai, Miglieder des Göttinger Vokalensemble / Barockorchester der Musikwochen Weserbergland

Alto: Manuela Mach; Tenor: Achim Kleinlein; Bass: Hans Christian Hinz

Musikwochen Weserbergland

May 6, 2001

2-CD / TT: 50:33 + 72:57

Recorded live at St.-Marien-Kirche Aerzen.
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11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 19

 
 

Cantata BWV 117 [19:26]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72219

May 9-13, 2002 [Mvts. 2, 3, 6, 8]
Sep 26-Oct 2, 2002 [Mvts. 5, 7]
Oct 15-18, 2003 [Mvts. 1, 4, 9]

3-CD / TT: 181:11

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
Listen on YouTube: Part 1 [8:59] | Part2 [10:29]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach - Cantata "Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut" BWV 117 (1/2) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut" BWV 117 (2/2)

12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 48 - BWV 34, 98, 117, 120

 
 

Cantata BWV 117 [21:19]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Satoshi Mizukoshi; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1881

Jun 2010

SACD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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13

J.S. Bach: Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut (BWV 117) [C-31]

 

Cantata BWV 117 [24:00]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Orchestra

Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: László Kálmán; Bass: László Jekl

YouTube

Oct 28, 2012

Video / TT: 24:00

Recorded & filmed live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary. Recorded by Veress Dávid.
Watch on YouTube: Part 1 [4:07] | Part 2 [1:34] | Part 3 [3:04] | Part 4 [0:57] | Part 5 [1:51] | Part 6 [4:04] | Part 7 [3:15] | Part 8 [0:51] | Part 9 [4:17]

Watch video recording by clicking on the TV image Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 1 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 2 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 3 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 4 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 5 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 6 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 7 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 8 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut (BWV 117) Part 9

14

Eastman School of Music: Cantata ! A Bach Cantata Series - J.S. Bach: BWV 17: Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich; BWV 164: Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet; BWV 117 Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut [C-2]

Cantata BWV 117 [22:05]

David Chin (Conductor); Alexander Lee (Concert Master)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Instrumental Ensemble

Soprano: Michaela Anthony; Mezzo-soprano: Ashley Hill-Hibbard; Tenor: Pablo Bustos; Baritone: Benjamin Curtis
Vilma Perkiömäki (Violin); Alexander Trygstad (Viola); Benjamin Fried (Cello); Michael Franz (Double-bass); Emlyn Johnson (Flute); Carly Gordon (Oboe); Erin Lensing (Oboe); Wendy Yuen (Organ)

YouTube

Sep 21, 2013

Video / TT: 55:50

Recorded & filmed live at Reformation Lutheran Church, Rochester, New York, USA, in the frame of Eastman School of Music: Cantata! A Bach Cantata Series. Recording by Carl Pultz.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 117 [22:05]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. BACH: BWV 117 Sei Lob und Ehr dem h?chsten Gut

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006, June 2009), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Harald Kurama (November 2010), Ed Myskowski (May 2008), John Pike (May 2005)

Cantata BWV 117: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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