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Cantata BWV 125
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

Ref.

BWV 125

German Title

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

English Title

In Peace and Joy do I depart (by Z. Philip Ambrose)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the Feast of Purification of Mary
Readings: Epistle: Malachi 3: 1-4; Gospel: Luke 2: 22-32
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Purification of Mary

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: February 2, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1735-1740 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 3, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 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 | Hungarian-2 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Mit Fried und Freud

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo, horn (in the continuo of the opening chorus)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.85 MB] | Score BGA [2.51 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 384, Faszikel 1 (BWV 125: Violins & BC) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 384, Faszikel 2 (BWV 125: Parts) | D LEb Thomana 125, Faszikel 1 (BWV 125: Parts) | D LEb Thomana 125, Faszikel 2 (BWV 125: BC) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/28.1 | BC: A 168 | Zwang: K 111 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 24, 2000; Week of March 4, 2007; Week of November 4, 2012

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)

Cantatas BWV 82, 83, 125, 200 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 25
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 39

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1973

TT: 24:24

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

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. 39 - BWV 125-127

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 125 [23:50]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Thomaschke

Telefunken 6.35602
Teldec 242 615-2 ZK
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81171-2
Warner Classics 8573-81171-5

Dec 19, 1979; Oct 21, 1981

2-LP / TT: 77 min
CD / TT: 76:06
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 61:41
CD / TT: 61:41

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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3

J.S. Bach: "Mit Fried und Freud" [C-12]

 

Cantata BWV 125 [22:33]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Feb 1998

CD / TT: 58:40

Recorded at l'Eglise Doopsgezinde Germeente, Haarlem, Holland.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 125 by P. Herreweghe.
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4

TV Broadcast [U-1]

 

Cantata BWV 125 [22:48]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Bernarda Fink; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Arte TV Channel

Jan 30, 2000

TV Broadcast / TT:

Live broadcast from Nant, France.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 125 by P. Herreweghe.

5

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 125 [22:01]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Feast of Purification of Mary [C-9]

 

CBWV 125 [23:29]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 463585

Feb 2, 2000

CD / TT: 68:59

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Christchurch, Dorset, Priory Church, UK.
See: Cantatas BWV 82, 83, 125, 200 - Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 14
J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 2)

 
 

Cantata BWV 125 [25:02]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72214
Antoine Marchand CC-72281

Mar 5-16, 2001

3-CD / TT: 205.31
CD / TT: 65:56

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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8

J.S. Bach: Drei Kantaten zu Marienfesten [C-1]

Cantata BWV 125 [23:32]

Ryuichi Higuchi

Chorus & Orchestra of the Bach Akademie Meiji Gakuin Tokyo

Mezzo-soprano: Yoko Nagashima; Tenor: Jiro Takano; Bass: Takehiko Maiya

Bach Akademie Meiji Gakuin

Oct 2003

CD / TT: 77:37

Recorded live.

9

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

 

Cantata BWV 125 [23:47]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Andreas Weller, Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1501

Feb 2005

SACD / TT: 74:28

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

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 125 “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin“ [C-11]

 

Cantata BWV 125 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Counter-tenor: Alex Potter; Tenor: Andreas Post; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media A487

Feb 15, 2008

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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11

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 9: Marienfeste · Marian Feasts - Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 1, 125, 147

 

Cantata BWV 125 [24:01]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Stefan Kahle (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Matthias Weichert

Rondeau Production ROP-4039
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Jan 29-30, 2010

CD / TT: 81:06
MP3 / TT: 81:06

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomasskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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12

J.S. Bach: BWV 81 - Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?;’ BWV 125 - Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin [C-1]

 

Cantate BWV 125 [25:09]

Arjan van Baest

Koor en orkest Stichting Bachcantates Tiburg

Alto: Gabriëlle Nijhuis; Tenor: Maarten van der Hoven; Bass: Jelle Draijer

YouTube

Feb 5, 2012

Video / TT: 43:09

Recorded & filmed at the Heikese Kerk, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Watch on YouTube: Cantrata BWV 125: Complete Cantata [25:09]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2000 - April 2014)
Thanks to conbtributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2013), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004), Nagamiya Tutomu (December 2005)

Cantata BWV 125: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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