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Cantata BWV 119
Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn

Ref.

BWV 119

German Title

Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn

English Title

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Rastwahl Cantata for the Inauguration of Leipzig Town Council [St. Bartolomew’s Day]

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: August 30, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 147: 12-14 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvt. 9); Anon (Mvts. 2-8) (probably Picander or Christian Weiss, Sr.)

German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum]

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; (Large) 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 flutes, 3 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo (including organ)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorus | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.24 MB] | Score BGA [3.99 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 878 (BWV 119: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorale Melody: Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum]

References

BGA: XXIV | NBA: I/32.1 | BC: B 3 | Zwang: K 42 | First Published: BG, 1876 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Japanese-1 | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 4, 2003; Week of October 2, 2005; Week of April 14, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas BWV 29, 119 & 120 conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Cantatas Vol. 16 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

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

Cantata BWV 119 [26:12]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Sopranos: Soloists from Thomanerchor Leipzig; Alto: Marianne Biederbeck-Schuster; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Johannes Oettel

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-452

Jan 1953

CD / TT: 71:03
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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2

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 21
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 119, Cantata No. 28 [L-21]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 140 / 119 / 90 / 147 / 85 / 28 [C-6]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 119 [26:26]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen; Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Barry McDaniel

Erato STE-50285
Musical Heritage Society MHS-725
Erato Ultima 3984-28166-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

Jul 1965

LP / TT: 43:25
LP / TT: 43:25
2-CD / TT: 142:39
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 119 & BWV 129 [L-6]

Cantata BWV 119 [26:20]

Diethard Hellmann

Bach-Chor (Kurrende der Christuskirche) & Bach-Orchester Mainz

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Margrit Conrad; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Carl-Heinz Müller

Da Camera SM-94109
BACH 118
Musical Heritage Society OR-422

Feb 27-28, 1967

LP / TT: 48:28

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

4

Bach: Kantaten BWV 29, BWV 119 [L-2]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 29, BWV 119 [C-6]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas VI

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 119 [27:50 / 27:54]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Regina Werner; Alto: Heidi Rieß; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Hannes Kästner (Organ)
Continuo: Hannes Kästner, Almut Reuter (Organ); Siegfried Arnold, Günther Stephan (Violoncello); Konrad Siebach (Double-bass)

Eterna 826581
Berlin Classics 0090552BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018292BC

Feb & Nov 1974

LP / TT: 53:14
CD / TT: 53:23
MP3 / TT: 53:15
CD / TT: 53:23

Recorded at Versöhnungskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Eberhard Geiger; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter. Recording Engineer: Hartmut Kölbach; Editing: Hildegard Mehe, Liane Klasen.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 66
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 38

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ann Murray; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Sep 1977; Jan 1978

TT: 25:10

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Jan, Sep 1978. Recorded Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 29 - BWV 115-117, 119
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 7 - BWV 119-137
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 37 - BWV 119 & 120

 
 

Cantata BWV 119 [25:18]

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: Robert Holl

Telefunken 6.35577
Teldec 242 608-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81173-2
Warner Classics 8573-81173-5

Dec 13, 1979; Jan 24, 1981

2-LP / TT: 82 min
2-CD / TT: 81:37
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 46:46
CD / TT: 46:46

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10
J.S. Bach: Town Council Election Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 8)

 
 

Cantata BWV 119 [22:41]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-80220-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72210
Antoine Marchand CC-72287

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 224:01
3-CD / TT: 224:01
CD / TT: 62:34

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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8

J.S. Bach: "Wir danken dir, Gott" [C-13]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Jan 1999

TT: 22:32

Recorded at l'Eglise Doopsgezinde Germeente, Haarlem, Holland.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 16 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 119, 194

 
 

Cantata BWV 119 [23:21]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yoshie Hida; Alto: Kirsten Sollek-Avella; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1131

Oct 5-8, 1999

CD / TT: 62:50

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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10

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 119 [24:19]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (March 2006, August 2006, September 2006, June 2009, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 119: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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