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Cantata BWV 124
Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

Ref.

BWV 124

German Title

Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

English Title

My Jesus leave I not (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 1-6; Gospel: Luke 2: 41-52

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: January 7, 1725 - Leipzig

Text

Christian Keymann (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-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 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.36 MB] | Score BGA [1.78 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 876 (BWV 124: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 396, Faszikel 1 (BWV 124: Violins & BC) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 396, Faszikel 2 (BWV 124: Parts) | D LEb Thomana 124 (BWV 124: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 30 | Zwang: K 107 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentar

English: Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 7, 2001; Week of February 4, 2007; Week of November 15, 2009; Week of January 1, 2015

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions- Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions- Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions- Part 3
Discussions- Part 4
Discussions- Part 5 (3rd round)
Discussions- Part 6 (4th round)

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 124 [14:39]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Lotte Schädle; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Theo Adam
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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Mar 1967

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

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Recording Producers: Rainer Brock, Hansjoachim Reiser, Dr. Manfred Richter; Balance Engineers: Harald Baudis, Klaus Scheibe, Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 124: Complete Cantata [14:46] | Complete Cantata [14:38] | Complete Cantata [HD: 14:41]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach : Cantata -- BWV 124 "Meinen Jesum la? ich nicht" (Karl Richter) J.S. Bach Cantata Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht, BWV 124 J. SEBASTIAN BACH .- Cantata BWV.124 - No voy a dejar ir a mi Jes?s

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J.S. Bach: Cantata, Jesu, der du meine Seele S. 78; Cantata, Jesum lass' ich nicht S. 124 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 124 []

Fiora Contino

Indiana University Pro Arte Singers

Soprano: Gale Johnson; Alto: Karen Hagerman; Tenor: Keith Tonne; Bass: Gerald Dolter

Indiana University: School of Music

Oct 3, 1976

2 sound tape reels / TT:

Recorded at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 41472767)

3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 21 (Cantatas BWV 65, 123, 154, 124)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 39 (Cantatas BWV 122-125)

 
 

Cantata BWV 124 [14:09]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Bernhard Schmid (Horn); Simon Dent (Oboe d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Jakoba Hanke (Continuo Cello); Albert Locher (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.872
Hänssler 92.039
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Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 65:12
CD / TT: 75:05
MP3 / TT: 74:58

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 122, BWV 123, BWV 124, BWV 125 [HD: 75:02]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach - Kantaten - (BWV 122), (BWV 123), (BWV 124), (BWV 125)

4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 31 - BWV 124-127
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 124 [14:13]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Alan Bergius (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Boy Alto: Stefan Rampf (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Thomaschke
CMW: Cornett: Ralph Bryant; Oboes d'amor: Jürg Schaeftlein; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Erich Höbarth, Helmut Mitter, Anita Mitterer, Andrea Bischoff, Wilhelm Mergl, Peter Katt; Violas: Josef de Sordi, Kurt Theiner; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Fritz Geyerhofer; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35602
Teldec 242 615-2 ZK
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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May 28+30, 1980

2-LP / TT: 77 min
CD / TT: 76:06
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 124: Complete Cantata [14:10] | Complete Cantata [14:10] | 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 124 - Meinen Jesum la? ich nicht Bach - Cantate BWV 124 - Meinen Jesum la? ich nicht JS Bach Cantatas BWV 121,122,123,124,Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 124: "Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht"; Kantata No. 53: “Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde” [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 124 []

Hubert Günther

Rheinische Singgemeinschaft <Düsseldorf> / Rheinisches Sinfonie-Orchester <Düsseldorf>

Soprano: Ruth-Margret Pütz; Alto: Ingrid Günther; Tenor: Johannes Feyerabend; Bass: Karl-Heinz Lippe
Helmut Ruegenberg (Harpsichord)

Garnet G-40122

1980

LP / TT:

Recorded in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

6

Graduate recital - Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting (G810) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 124 [14:30]

Mark Terenzi

Indiana University Doctoral Conductors' Chorus / Instrumentalists

Soprano: Christi Welch; Alto: Elizabeth Shearer (Shearer Fegely); Tenor: Richard Russell; Bass: Michael Kreutz

Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Music

Aug 10, 1986

2 Reel-to-reel tape / TT: 49 min

Recorded at Indiana University, Bloomington:, Indiana, USA. "Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting (G810)."
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 14173756)

7

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 15

Cantata BWV 124 [16:05] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 15

Dec 13, 1998

CD / TT: 60:31

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 18: Weimar/Leipzig/Hamburg
For Christmas Day & for Epiphany
For the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

 
 
1 
2.

Cantata BWV 124 [13:19]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Claron McFadden; Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Nicola Jenkin, Ruby Hughes, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Lucy Ballard, Angus Davidson, William Missin; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Rory O'Connor, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Alexander Ashworth, Christopher Foster, Charles Pott

EBS: Violins I: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Peter Lissauer; Violins II: Anne Schumann, Ulli Engel, Daphna Ravid; Violas: Jane Rogers, Mari Giske; Cello: Melanie Beck; Double-Bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Patrick Beaugiraud, Mark Radcliffe; Organ: Silas John Standage; Harpsichord: Malcolm Proud

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-174
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Jan 9, 2000

2-CD / TT: 131:09
MP3 / TT: 130:49

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Hauptikirche St Jakobi, Hamburg, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Gerald Goetze (NDR); Recording Engineer: Johannes Kutzner (NDR); Post-production by Floating Earth Ltd; Balance Engineer: Mike Hatch; Tape Editor: Stephen Frost; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
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9

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 124 [14:31]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Ulrike Grösch)

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: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Elena Borderias, Marc Cooper, Kati Debrezeni, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich; Violas: Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd; Cellos: Jonathan Manson, Robbie Jacobs; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes d'amore: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Anna Starr; Horns: Andrew Clark, Gavin Edwards; Cornett: Bruce Dickey; Bassoon: Margreet Bongers; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]; Organ: Jan Kleinbussink [choir]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211
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Mar 2000

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

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 124: Complete Cantata [HD: 14:27]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach: Meinem Jesum la? ich nicht (BWV 124) (Koopman)

10

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 124 [14:27]

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, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Tanny Koomen, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk, Herjan Pullen; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins, Arjan Heikoop; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Pieter Affourtit, Annabelle Ferdinand, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Fiorenza Dedonatis, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp [Mvts. 2.4.5], Bas van Hengel; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Viola da gamba: Freek Borstlap; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [Mvts. 1,3], Ofer Frenkel, Eduard Wesley, Kristin Linde, Vincent van Ballegooien, Nico de Gier; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Yukiko, Norbert Kunst; Natural Horns: Teunis van der Zwart, Erwin Wieringa; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp [Mvts. 2,4], Rien Voskuillen [Mvt. 5], Stephen Taylor, Theo Jellema

Brilliant Classics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

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 101, BWV 127, BWV 95, BWV 124 [76:35]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach Cantats: BWV 101,127,95,124 -Leusink

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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 32 - BWV 111, 123, 124, 125

 
 

Cantata BWV 124 [13:05]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Andreas Weller, Bass: Peter Kooy
Instrumental Soloists: Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Natsumi Wakamatsu & Azumi Takada (Violin); 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: Andreas Weller, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Horn: Toshio Shimada; Oboes d’amore: Masamitsu San’nomiya; Violins I: Natsumi Wakamatsu (Leader), Yuko Araki, Paul Herrera; Violins II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Takeshima, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki, Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai; Tuner: Toshihiko Umeoka

BIS SACD-1501
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Feb 2005

SACD / TT: 74:28
MP3 / TT: 74:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Jens Braun; Sound Engineer: Andreas Ruge; Digital Editing: Christian Starke, Matthias Spitzbarth; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
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12

J.S. Bach: Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht, BWV 124 [R-18]

 

Cantata BWV 124 [18 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Members of Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

2 soloists from Thomanerchor Leipzig; Tenor: Nico Eckert; Bass: Stephan Heinemann

MDR Figaro

2005

CD / TT: 18 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jan 7, 2007.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 18628.
Source: SLUB Dresden

13

Immanuel-Kantorei [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 124 []

Konstantin Köppelmann

Kantorei der Immanuelkirche / Denninger Kammerorchester

Soprano: Beate Gartner; Counter-tenor: Florian Mayr; Tenor: Markus Roberts: Bass: ?

Immanuelkirche München

Mar 3, 2008

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Immanuelkirche, Munich, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2001 - January 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (April 2011), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002)

Cantata BWV 124: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

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