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Cantata BWV 126
Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort

Ref.

BWV 126

German Title

Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort

English Title

Let us follow thy word, O Lord (by John Wilde)
Maintain us, Lord, within Thy word (by Z. Philip Ambrose)

Event

Chorale Cantata for Sexagesima Sunday
Readings: Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11: 19 - 12: 9; Gospel: Luke 8: 4-15

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: February 4, 1725 - 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-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 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort
Emblemata: BWV 126/1

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.01 MB] | Score BGA [1.98 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Thomana 126, Faszikel 1 (BWV 126: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Erhalt uns, Herr bei deinem Wort

References

BGA: XXVI | NBA: I/7 | BC: A 46 | Zwang: K 112 | First Published: BG, 1878 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 18, 2001; Week of March 11, 2007; Week of March 28, 2010; Week of February 15, 2015

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)

Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: 00-71241 [R-4]

 

Cantatas BWV 126 [19:30]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Alto: Margrit Franke; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk
Johannes Schlömer (Oboe); Wilhelm Schaper (Oboe); Adolf Scherbaum (Bach Trumpet)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Mar 17-19, 1954

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

2

J.S. Bach: Erhalt' uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, Kantate BWV 126; Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, Kantate BWV 149 [L-6]
J.S. Bach: Two Cantatas (BWV 126, 149)
[L-6]

 
 

Cantatas BWV 126 [18:20]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Consortium Musicum

Alto: Janet Baker; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Hans Sotin
Edward H. Tarr, Robert Bodenröder, Emil Hermann (Trumpets); Werner Schulz, Hans-Ludwig Hauck (Oboes)
Continuo: Rudolf Ewerhart (Positive Organ); Hans Plümacher (Violoncello); Emil Morneweg (Double-bass); Rudilf Seith (Bassoon)
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

EMI Electrola 1C-063-28490
EMI Electrola SME-91659
Seraphim S-90339
Seraphim S-60339

Jul 1967

LP / TT: 41:15
LP / TT: 41:15
LP / TT: 41:15
LP / TT: 41:15

Recorded at Marbach Stadthalle, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


3

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

 

Cantatas BWV 126 [16:57]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe d'amore I/II); Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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May 1973; Feb 1974

5-CD / TT: 280:02
MP3 / TT: 279:11

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Balance Engineers: Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Klaus Scheibe.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 126: Complete Cantata [17:03] | Complete Cantata [16:54]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach : Cantata -- BWV 126 "Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort" (Karl Richter) BCA046 BWV126 Cantata for Sexagesima Sunday Karl Richter 1973-74

4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 27 (Cantatas BWV 181, 126, 127)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 40 (Cantatas BWV 126-129)

 
 

Cantatas BWV 126 [17:40]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Rodney Miller (Trumpet); Simon Dent, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Jakoba Hanke (Continuo Cello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Bärbel Schmid (Positive Organ); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord)

Hänssler 98.878
Hänssler 92.039
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Feb, Apr 1980

CD / TT: 55:26
CD / TT: 72:59
MP3 / TT: 72:51

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
BWV 126: Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 126, BWV 127, BWV 128, BWV 129 [72:56]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach - Kantaten - (BWV 126), (BWV 127), (BWV 128), (BWV 129)

5

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

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 126 [17:09]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Thomaschke
CMW: Oboes: Jürg Schaeftlein, Marie Wolf; Natural Trumpet: Friedemann Immler; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Karl Höffinger, Erich Höbarth, Helmut Mitter, Anita Mitterer, Andrea Bischoff; Violas: Josef de Sordi, Kurt Theiner; Bassoons: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt [BWV 126/3,5], Fritz Geyerhofer [BWV 126/1,6]; 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 8573-81171-2
Warner Classics 8573-81171-5
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May 28, 1980; Oct 21, 1981

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: 61:41
CD / TT: 61:41
MP3 / TT: 61:32

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 126: Complete Cantata [17:08] | Mvts. 1-3 [7:11] | Cantatas BWV 125, BWV 126, BWV 127 [61:40]
Buy this album at:
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Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Amazon.de


Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 126 - Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort BWV 126 JS Bach Cantatas BWV 125,126,127,Harnoncourt & Leonhardt

6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 20: Naarden / Southwell
For Septuagesima
For Sexagesima

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantatas BWV 126 [16:32]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephan Loges
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Katharine Fuge, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith, Elin Manahan Thomas, Belinda Yates; Altos: David Clegg, Charles Humphries, Robin Tyson, Lucy Ballard; Tenors: Julian Podger, Vernon Kirk, Nicolas Robertson, Robert Murray; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Thomas Guthrie, Michael McCarthy, Richard Savage
EBS: Violins I: Alison Bury, Catherine Weiss, Debbie Diamond, Penelope Spencer, Rebecca Livermore; Violins II: Lucy Howard, Andrew Roberts, Catherine Ford, Deirdre Ward, Violas: Annette Isserlis, Katherine McGillivray, Lisa Cochrane, Colin Kitching; Cellos: David Watkin, Catherine Rimer, Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Flute: Rachel Beckett; Recorders: Rachel Beckett, Marion Scott; Oboes: Susanna Regel, James Eastaway; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Trumpet: Gabriele Cassone; Organ: Alastair Ross; Harpsichord: Silas J. Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-153
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Feb 27, 2000

2-CD / TT: 95:25
MP3 / TT: 95:05

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Southwell Minster, England.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Kees de Visser (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Ientje Mooij, Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Buy this album at:
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 126 [17:28]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Tanny Koomen, Claude Paulinck, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; 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, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Michell, Annabelle Ferdinand, Rachel Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann, Alida Schat; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam, Marten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 126/2.3.4], Bas van Hengel; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 126/1], Eduard Wesley [BWV 126/2], Vincent van Ballegooien [BWV 126/1,2]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Trumpets: Susan Williams; Organ: Rien Voskuilen [BWV 126/2], Vaughan Schlepp [BWV 126/3], Stephen Taylor [BWV 126/4]

Brilliant Classics 99380

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53

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: Cantata BWV 126: Complete Cantata [17:30] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [2:58] | Cantatas BWV 77, BWV 24, BWV 126, BWV 67 [61:54]
Buy this album at:
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach - Cantata: "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort", BWV 126 - J. P. Leusink "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort" Cantata BWV 126 Coro J. S. Bach Cantatas  BWV 77,24,126,67- Leusink

8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 14

 
 

Cantata BWV 126 [15:56]

Ton Koopman

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

Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet); Margaret Faultless (Violin); Kati Debrezeni (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Marleene Goldstein, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Malcolm Bennett, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Marc van Heteren, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Kees van Hees, Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Kati Debrezeni, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Catherine Martin, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers; Violoncellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry; Trumpet: Stephen Keavy; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Lute: Mike Fentrose; Continuo: Matthew Halls, Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Antoine Marchand CC-72214
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Dec 2-9, 2000

3-CD / TT: 205.31
MP3 / TT: 204:55

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 126: Complete Cantata [HD: 16:01]
Buy this album at:
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (BWV 126) (Koopman)

9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 34 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1725) (BWV 1, 126, 127)

 
 

Cantata BWV 126 [17:04]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

Chorus: Sopranos: Carolyn Sampson, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi, Makiko Yamashita; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Trumpet: Toshio Shimada; Oboes I, II: Masamitsu San’nomiya, Atsuko Ozaki; Violins I: Natsumi Wakamatsu [leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Madoka Nakamaru; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Mina Fukazawa
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Danny Bond; Harpsichord: Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1551
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Jun 2005

SACD / TT: 59:51
MP3 / TT: 58:05

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Recording Producer: Jens Braun; Sound Engineer: Ingo Petry; Digital Editing: Bastian Schick; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 126: Complete Cantata [16:54]
Buy this album at:
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image JS BACH, Kantata Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort -- BWV 126 (complete). Masaaki Suzuki / BCJ

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J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 126, BWV 140 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 126 []

Alexander Rudin

Tretyakovskaya Gallery Choir (Chorus Master: Alexei Puzakov) / Academic Chamber Orchestra

Soloists: unknown

Kvadro-Disc KTL05-86

2005

CD / TT: 46.26

 

11

J.S. Bach: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 [R-19]

 

Cantata BWV 126 [20 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Members of Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Jörg Hempel

MDR Figaro

Mar 4, 2006

CD / TT: 20 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Feb 11, 2007.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 18650.
Source: SLUB Dresden

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2001 - February 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Peter Bright (February 2007), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 126: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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