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Cantata BWV 121
Christum wir sollen loben schon

Ref.

BWV 121

German Title

Christum wir sollen loben schon

English Title

To Christ we should sing praises (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]
Readings: Epistle: Titus. 3: 4-7 / Acts 6: 8-15 & 7: 55-60; Gospel: Matthew 23: 35-39 / Luke 2: 15-20

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: December 26, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1725-1730 - Leipzig (According to the NBA KB I/3.1 p. 64, Cantata BWV 121 had a 2nd performance between Dec. 26, 1725 and Dec. 26, 1730. This is based upon a soprano part [C 1] which can not be dated anymore precisely than the time span given)

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Christum wir sollen loben schon

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, oboe d’amore, 3 trombones, 2 violins, viola, continuo (with organ)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria [T] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.78 MB] | Score BGA [1.76 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 390, Faszikel 1 (BWV 121: Parts 1) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 390, Faszikel 2 (BWV 121: Parts 2) | D LEb Thomana 121 (BWV 121: Parts 3) | PL Kj Mus. ms. Bach P 867 [frueher D B Mus. ms. Bach P 867] (BWV 121: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Christum wir sollen loben schon

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/3.1 | BC: A 13 | Zwang: K 102 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska | | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | K.P. Clow | Role [French] | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 11, 2003; Week of December 3, 2006; Week of May 3, 2009; Week of December 14, 2014

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Cantatas Vol. 31 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-04690 [R-43]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [23:10]

Max Thurn

Knabenchor des Gymnasiums Eppendorf (1); Members of NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Dorothea Förster-Georgi; Alto: Margrit Franke; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hans-Olaf Hudemann
Johannes Schlömer (Oboe d'amore); Rudolf Haubold (Cornett)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello continuo); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Nov 18, 1958

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas
[C-1]
J.S. Bach: Kantaten für Weihnachtszeit (BWV 61, 121, 171, 65)
[C-10]

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [20:22 / 20:27]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger, Detlef Kühl (Bassoon); Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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Archiv Produktion 431533-2

Jun-Jul 1971; Mar 1972

4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 277:06
4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 276:12
CD / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Recoring Producers: Rainer Brock, Hansjoachim Reiser, Dr. Manfred Richter; Balance Engineers: Harald Baudis, Klaus Scheibe, Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Listen on YouTu: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Cantata [20:27] | Complete Cantata [20:28]
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 30 - BWV 120-123
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. 38 - BWV 121-124

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [20:23]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Markus Huber (Soloist of the Wiener Sangerknaben); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
CMW: Cornett: Ralph Bryant; Trombones: Dietmar Küblöck, Ernst Hoffmann, Horst Küblöck; Oboe d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Karl Höffinger, Anita Mitterer, Andrea Bischoff [BWV 121/1,6], Wilhelm Mergl, Peter Katt [BWV 121/4], Erich Höbarth [BWV 121/1,6]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt [BWV 121/3-5], Wouter Möller [BWV 121/1,6]; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35578
Teldec 242 609-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
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Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81172-2
Warner Classics 8573-81172-5
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Dec 14, 1979; May 28, 1980

2-LP / TT: 79 min
2-CD / TT: 78:15
6-CD / TT: 371:34
MP3 / TT: 370:47
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 71:22
CD / TT: 71:22
MP3 / TT: 71:14

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Recording [20:25] | Cantatas BWV 121, BWV 122, BWV 123, BWV 124 [71:21]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 121 - Christum wir sollen loben schon JS Bach Cantatas BWV 121,122,123,124,Nikolaus Harnoncourt

4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 62 (Cantatas BWV 110, 40, 121)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 38 (Cantatas BWV 119-121)

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [20:46]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Doris Soffel; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Bernhard Schmid (Trumpet); Gerhard Cichos, Hans Kuhner, Hans Rückert (Trombones); Klaus Kärcher, Günther Passin (Oboes d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Gerhard Mantel (Continuo Cello); Harro Bertz, Thomas Lom (Double-basses); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.824
Hänssler 92.038
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Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 65:12
CD / TT: 68:40
MP3 / TT: 68:34

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 121 [68:38]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach - Kantaten - (BWV 119), (BWV 120), (BWV 121)

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J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [17:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists (on original instruments; Pitch: a'=415 Hz)

Soprano: Ann Monoyios; Contralto: Sara Mingardo; Tenor: Rufus Müller; Bass: Stephan Loges
MC: Sopranos: Ann Monoyios, Donna Deam, Angela Kazimierczuk, Charlotte Mobbs, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Katie Pringle, Gillian Ross; Altos: Sara Mingardo, Elinor Carter, Mark Chambers, David Clegg, William Missin; Tenors: Rufus Müller, John Bowley, Robert Burt, Rory O'Connor, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Stephan Loges, Geoffrey Davidson, Christopher Dixon, Thomas Guthrie, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins I: Alison Bury (Leader), Pauline Nobes, Catherine Ford, Jane Gillie, Ellen O'Dell; Violins II: Lucy Howard, Roy Mowart, Desmond Heath, Hildburg Williams; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Alan George, Peter Collyer; Violoncellos: David Watkin, Helen Verney, Marilyn Sansom; Doube-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway, Gail Hennessy; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Cornett: Michael Harrison, Simon Gabriel, Paul Sharp; Sackbuts (Trombones): Susan Addison, Adam Wolff, Stephen Saunders; Organ: Ian Watson; Harpsichord: Silas Standage

Archiv Produktion 463589
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Dec 1998

CD / TT: 81:17
MP3 / T: 81:12

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio I, London, England.
Executive Producer: David R. Murray; Production Manager: Dr. Isabella de Sabata; Recording Producer: Nicolas Parker; Balance Engineer: Mike Match; Editing: Nicholas Parker; Publisher/Sources: Breikopf & Härtel, revised by Reinhold Kubik.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 121 by J.E. Gardiner.
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:04]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Doube-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Violas da gamba: Freek Borstlap, Ivanka Nelleman; Lutes: David van Oooien, Michiel Niessen; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Susanne Grutzmacher, Eduard Wesley, Kristin Linde, Vincent van Ballegooien, Riekie Puyenbroek; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Horns: Teunis van der Zwart, Erwin Wieringa; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

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 152, BWV 121, BWV 166 [54:50] | Cantatas BWV 152, BWV 121, BWV 166 [54:50]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach Cantatas BWV 152,121,166,Leusink J. S. Bach Cantatas: BWV 152,121,166 - Leusink

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J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:34]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Jonathan Manson (Cello); Margaret Faultless (Violin)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Francine van der Heijden, Els Bongers, Henriette Feith, Caroline Stam; Altos: Stephen Carter, Annemieke Cantor, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Joost van der Linden, Malcolm Bennett, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Otto Bouwknegt; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Margaret Faultless, Elena Borderias, Marc Cooper, Kati Debrezeni, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich (Violins); Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Robbie Jacobs (Cellos); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass); Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Charles Toet, Sue Addison, Franck Poitrineau (Trombones); Bruce Dickey (Cornett); Margreet Bongers (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord) [recitatives & arias]; Jan Kleinbussink (Organ) [choir]; Mike Fentross (Lute)

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211
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Antoine Marchand CC-72230

Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13
3-CD / TT: 201:13
MP3 / TT: 200:36
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Cantata [19:34]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach:  Christum wir sollen loben schon (BWV 121)

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Bach Cantatas Vol. 14: New York
Christmas Cantatas

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 121 [18:04]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Katharine Fuge, Joanne Lunn, Gillian Keith, Elin Manahan Thomas, Charlotte Mobbs; Altos: William Towers, Robin Tyson, Frances Jellard, James Burton; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Robert Murray, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Christopher Foster, Michael McCarthy, Edward Caswell
EBS: Violins I: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Matthew Truscott, Debbie Diamond; Violins II: Peter Lissauer, Rodolfo Richter, Jane Gillie, Deirdre Ward; Violas: Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivray, Rosemary Nalden; Cellos: Alison McGillivray, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Flutes: Rachel Beckett, Neil McLaren; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, James Eastaway, Mark Baigent; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Horns: Gabriele Cassone, Martin Lawrence; Sackbuts: Adam Woolf (Alto), Abigail Newman (Tenor), Steve Saunders (Bass); Harpsichord: Silas John Standage; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-113
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Dec 25, 2000

CD / TT: 71:17
MP3 / TT: 70:41

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, New York, USA.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Dirk Sobotka (Soundbyte NYC); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 121 by J.E. Gardiner.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Mvt. 1: Chorus [2:45]
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 14
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image "Soldati" - Bach Pilgrimage vol. 14 - Cantata BWV 121 "Christum wir sollen loben schon"

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J.S. Bach: Leipziger Weihnachtskantaten · Cantates de Noël à Leipzig (Cantatas BWV 63, 91, 121, 133; Magnifical BWV 243a) [C-15]
J.S. Bach: Advent & Christmas Cantatas · Cantates de l'Avent et de Noël (BWV 36, 61, & 62; BWV 57, 91, 110, 121, 122 & 133) [B-6]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:03]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Blotzky-Mields; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Goedele Debelder, Cécile Kempenaers, Lut Van de Velde, Dominique Verkinderen; Altos: Uwe Czyborra-Schröder, Cécile Pilorger, Martin van der Zeijst, Mieke Wouters; Tenors: Malcolm Bennett, Gerhard Hölzle, José Pizarro, Markus Schuck; Basses: Pieter Coene, Robert van der Vinne, Bart Vandewege, Frits Vanhulle
Orchestra: Concert-master: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch; Violins I: Mira Goldenau, Thérèse Kipfer, Zbigniew Pilch, Adrian Chamorro; Violins II: Michiyo Kondo, Corrado Masoni, Andreas Preuss; Violas: Brigitte Clemens, Hiltrud Hampe, Peter van Boxelaer; Violoncellos: Ageet Zweistra, Hermen Jan Schwitters; Double-bass: Myiram Shalinsky; Organ: Herman Stinders; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Taka Kitazato, Ann Valancker; Bassoon: Trudy van der Wulp; Horns: Rafael Vosseler, Christiane Vosseler; Trombones: Wim Becu, Harry Ries, Simen van Mechelen

Harmonia Mundi France 901781.82
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Harmonia Mundi France HML-5908369-71

Dec 2001

2-CD / TT: 117:21
MP3 [CD-1]: 55:57
3-CD / TT: 180:22

Recorded at Conservatoire de Liège, Belgium.
Artistic Director: Andreas Neubronner / Tritonus; Sound Engineer: Markus Heiland.
See: Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 121: Complete Recording [19:13] | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [7:27]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach. Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 J.S. Bach - Cantata BWV 121 - aria "Johannis freudenvolles Springen"

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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 31 - BWV 91, 101, 121, 133

 
 

Cantata BWV 121 [16:42]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan (Choir & Orchestra); Concerto Palatino (Cornett & Trombone)

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Instrumental Soloists: Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Hidemi Suzuki (Cello); Naoko Imai (Organ); Masaaki Suzuki (Harpsichord)
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Robin Blaze, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Oboe d’amore: Masamitsu San’nomiya; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu (leader), Yuko Takeshima, Kaori Toda; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai; Tuner: Akimi Hayashi
Concerto Palatino: Cornett: Bruce Dickey; Alto Trombone: Ole-Kristian Andersen; Tenor Trombone: Charles Toet; Bass Trombone: David Yacus

BIS SACD-1481
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Sep 2004

SACD / TT: 77:25
MP3 / TT: 77:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Marion Schwebel; Digital Editing: Andreas Ruge, Christian Starke; SACD Authoring: Bastiaan Kuijt; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 31 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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J.S. Bach: Weihnachtskantaten · Christmas Cantatas (BWV 64, 121, 133) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 121 [19:29]

Jean Tubéry

Choeur de Chambre de Namur / Les Agrémens

Soprano: Cécile Côte; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Henning Kaiser; Bass: Benoît Giaux

Ricercar RIC-257
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Dec 2-4, 2006

CD / TT: 60:06
MP3 / TT: 59:59

Recorded at Eglise Saint Loup, Namur, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - December 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Patrick Depelley (October 2007), Henri Dété (October 2003), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), John Pike (October 2005)

Cantata BWV 121: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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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