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Cantata BWV 134a
Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Ref.

BWV 134a

German Title

Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

English Title

Time, that creates days and years (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Birthday Cantata on New Year's Day (Serenata) 1719 for the Royal House of Anhalt-Köthen
Readings: Epistle: Galatians 3: 23-29; Gospel: Luke 2: 21
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Turning Time

Composed

Köthen, 1719
1st performance: January 1, 1719 - Köthen

Text

Christian Friedrich Hunold

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7
Translations: Catalan-1 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French | Hebrew | Italian | Russian-3 | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: Alto [Providence], Tenor [Time]; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative [T, A] | Mvt. 2: Aria [T] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [T, A] | Mvt. 4: Aria - Duet [A, T] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [A, T] | Mvt. 6: Aria [A] | Mvt. 7: Recitative [T, A] | Mvt. 8: Chorus

Score BGA [3.50 MB] | Score BGA Anh [0.87 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 18 [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XXXIV [inc.] | NBA: I/35 | BC: G 5 | Zwang: W 6 | First Published: BG, 1881 [inc.] | Autograph score (facsimile): Paris, Bibliothèque Nationala [inc.]

Commentaries

English: BCW | AMG | Crouch | Mincham
Role [French]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 17, 2002; Week of March 26, 2006; Week of August 2, 2009; Week of March 27, 2016

Contents

 

Complete Recordings - BWV 134
Complete Recordings - BWV 134a
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 134

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Discography

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Kantaten (BWV 36b, BWV 134a) [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 134a [39:00]

Wolfgang Unger

Leipziger Universitätschor / Pauliner Barockensemble

Counter-tenor: Matthias Koch; Tenor: Nils Giesecke
PBE: Oboe I: Günter Strobelt; Oboe II: Norbert Kaschel; Violins 1: Konstanze Beyer, Ronny Mausolf, Werner Thomsch, Dörthe Geißler; Violins 2: Eckhard Kiesling, Hans Gette, Eva-Maria Mehling; Violas: Matthias Sannemüller (I), Hermann Schicketanz (II), Werner Harazim (I), Stephan Scharf (ll); Violoncellos: Thomas Fritzsch, Hans-Rüdiger Hulsch; Violone: Achim Beyer; Bassoon: Stefan Pantzier; Harpsichord: Ulrike Wappler

Thorofon

Oct 1996

CD / TT: 67:06

Recorded at Bethanienkirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Recording Supervision: Maria Suschke.
Buy this album at:
CD (1997): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic

2

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas
[B-0]

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 134a [20:02]

Ton Koopman

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

Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Paul Agnew
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Cello); Patrick Beaugireaud (Oboe)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Loes Groot Antink, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Lansink; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Marleene Goldstein, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Kees van Hees, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Catherine Martin, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat, Sylvia Schweinberger, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers; Cellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Patrick Beaugireaud, Michel Henry, Stefaan Verdegem; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]; Organ: Matthew Halls [choir]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 8573-8022-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72210
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Teldec

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 224:01
3-CD / TT: 224:01
MP3 / TT: 223:27
11-CD / TT:

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134a: Complete Cantata [36:00] | Complete Cantata [36:00]
Buy this album at:
Erato 3-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Antoine Marchand 3-CD (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes
Teldec 11-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

3

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 139 - Congratulatory and Hommage Cantatas (BWV 30a, 36c, 36b, 134a, 173a)

 

Cantata BWV 134a [36:08]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann
BCS: Oboes: Ingo Goritzki, Hedda Rothweiler; Bassoon: Günther Pfitzenmaier; Violins 1: Walter Forchert (Georg Egger [solo]), Thomas Gehring, Eva Maria König (Ottavia Egger, Rahel Rilling, Peter Prislin), Christina Eychmüller; Violins 2: Thomas Hang, Gerd-Uwe Klein, Gunhild Bertheau, Gotelind Himmler, Antje Lindemann; Violas: Wolfgang Berg, Axel Breuch (Nancy Sullivan), Carolin Kriegbaum; Solo Cello: Francis Gouton [Continuo], Matthias Wagner; Double-bass: Harro Benz; Harpsichord: Boris Kleiner

Hänssler 92.139
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Apr 7-8, 2000

2-CD / TT: 121:14
MP3 / TT: 121:44

Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 134a, BWV 173a [55:19]
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

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4

J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol. 2 (BWV 208, BWV 134a)

 
 

Cantata BWV 134a [34:56]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Alto [Göttliche Vorsehung]: Damien Guillon; Tenor [Zeit]: Makoto Sakurada
Chorus: Sopranos: Joanne Lunn, Sophie Junker, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Damien Guillon, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Chiharu Takahashi; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Yusuke Fujii, Hiroto Ishikawa, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Roderick Williams, Daisuke Fujii, Toru Kaku, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Oboe I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe II: Atsuko Ozaki; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Hiroshi Narita, Mina Fukazawa
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Takashi Konno; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki, Masato Suzuki

BIS SACD-1971
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Jul 2011

SACD / TT: 74:40
MP3 / TT: 73:17

Recorded at the MS&AD Shirakawa Hall, Nagoya, Japan.
Tuner: Akimi Hayashi; Producer: Andreas Ruge; Sound Engineer: Matthias Spitzbarth; Post-production: Editing: Andreas Ruge; Mixing: Matthias Spitzbarth; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Buy this album at:
SACD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
SACD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: iTunes

5

"Bach in Köthen" - Musik im Französischen Kammerton (J.S. Bach: Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht) [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 134a: Mvt. 3-4 [10:11] (from a complete performance)

Hermann Max

Das Kleine Konzert

Tenor: Immo Schröder; Counter-tenor: Franz Vitzthum

YouTube

Sep 25, 2011

Audio / TT:

Recorded live at Basilika, Köthen (Anhalt), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, in the frame of Köthener Bach Festtage. Broadcast by MDR.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134a: Mvt. 3: Recitative [T, A] + Aria - Duet [A, T] [10:11]

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2002 - April 2016)

Cantata BWV 134: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Cantata BWV 134a: Details & Complete Recordings
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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