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Cantata BWV 135
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder


Ref.:

BWV 135

German Title

Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

English Title

Ah, Lord, me poor sinner (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Peter 5: 6-11; Gospel: Luke 15: 1-10
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: June 25, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Cyriakus Schneegaß (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvt.1-5)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | 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-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo, which includes trombone (in the opening chorus) and horn (in the closing chorale)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 5: Aria [B] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.28 MB] | Score BGA [1.62 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Rara 46 (olim D LEb P I 4) (BWV 135: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score with Commentary
Chorale Melody: Befiehl du deine Wege (I)

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/16 | BC: A 100 | Zwang: K 77 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Leipzig, Bach-Archiv (Leipzig, 1926)

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 1, 2001; Week of June 18, 2006; Week of August 2, 2009; Week of June 8, 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)

Bach Edition Vol. 4&5 - Cantatas Vol. 1&2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BWV 135 (Radio Recording 24) [R-24]

 

Cantata BWV 135 [12:34] (incomplete)

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Stadt- und Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Margarete Krämer-Bergau; Tenor: Hanns Fleischer; Bass: Karl August Neumann
Günther Ramin (Organ); Friedbert Sammler (Harpsichord); Karl Biebl (Oboe); Walter Heinze (Oboe)

RRG-Aufnahme DRA-B003683554

1931

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.


2

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: 00-93507 [R-17]

 

Cantata BWV 135 [18:45]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Alto: Margrit Franke; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Horst Günter
Johannes Schloemer (Oboe); Wilhelm Schaper (Oboe)
Basso continuo: Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ulrich (B.c.); Gerhard Gregor (Organ)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Jun 4, 1956

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germamy.


3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 29 & BWV 135 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantata 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, and Cantata 159, Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem,; Cantata 29, Wir danken Dir, Gott, wir danken Dir, and Cantata 135, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder
[SA-2]

 

Cantata BWV 135 [16:37]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Walter Holy, Helmut Schneidewind, Helmut Finke (Baroque Trumpets); Helmut Winschermann (Oboe); Arno Schönstadt (Obbligato Organ); Douglas Haas (Positive Organ)

Cantate 641216
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1417
Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings SAOPR-6B

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 41:09
LP / TT: 41:09
CD / TT:

Recorded at the Johanneskirche in Kornwestheim, near Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

Cantata BWV 135 [14:38]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Contralto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe I/II); Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet)

Archiv Produktion 439380-2
=

Mar, May 1974; Jan 1975

6-CD / TT: 384:33
MP3 / TT: 382:44

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Bavaria, Germany. Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen ; Balance Engineer: Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 135: Complete Cantata [14:36] | Complete Cantata [14:35]
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 40 (Cantatas BWV 39, 135, 7)
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 42 (Cantatas BWV 133-135)

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:40]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Hans Wolf (Trumpet); Hermann Josef Kahlenbach (Bass Trombone); Günther Passin (Oboe); Hedda Rothweiler (Oboe); Klaus Tunnemann (Bassoon); Barbara Haupt-Brauckmann (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.802
Hänssler 92.042
=

Feb 1979

CD / TT: 58:03
CD / TT: 66:27
MP3 / TT: 66:27

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 133, BWV 134, BWV 135 [68:44]
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 33 - BWV 132-135
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. 42 - BWV 134-137

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:13]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Marius van Altena; Bass: Max van Egmond
Leonhardt-Consort: Marie Leonhardt, Lucy van Dael, Alda Stuurop, Antoinette van der Hombergh, Janneke van der Meer, François Fernandez, Nicolette Moonen, Emilio Moreno (Violins); Staas Swierstra, Marinette Taroost, Ruth Hesseling (Violas); Anner Bylsma, Richte van der Meer, Wouter Möller, Lidewij, Schijfes, Rainer Zipperlin (Violoncellos); Antonie Woodrow, Nicholas Paap, Margret Urqhuart (Violone); Ku Ebbinge, Bruce Haynes, Pieter Dhont (Oboe, Oboe d’amore, Oboe da caccia); Danny Bond (Bassoon); Charles Toet (Trombone); Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen (Organ); Nick Woud (Timpani)

Telefunken 6.35607
Teldec 242 618-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81168-2
Warner Classics 8573-81168-5

Mar 22-26, 1983

2-LP / TT: 81 min
2-CD / TT: 81:03
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 72:13
CD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 135: Complete Cantata [14:26] | Complete Cantata [14:09] | Complete Cantata [14:23] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:47] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] [1:07] + Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [3:21] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] [0:58] + Mvt. 5: Aria [B] [2:59] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [0:57]
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7

Music for voices and chamber orchestra [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 135 []

David Nott and Vadim Mazo

Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir and Camerata

Vocal soloists: unknown

Illinois Wesleyan University

1990

LP / TT:

Recorded on a concert tour.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 21928069)


8

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [15:16]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
Holland Boys Choir: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Herjan Pullen, Gerwin Zwep, Evert Jan Engeltjes, Erik Guldenaar, Jaap Hoogendoors, Henri Noordmans; Counter-tenors: Arjan Doktor, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Arjen Nap, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Willem Prins, Edwin Smit; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Frans Benschop, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal, Jan Pullen; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Piet Schuyn, Gerrit van Haaken
Netherlands Bach Collegium: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Foskien Kooistra, Jun Okada, Mimi Mitchel, Fiorenza De Donatis (Violins); Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam, Bernadette Verhagen (Violas); Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt (Violoncellos); Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle (Double-bass); Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Eduard Wesley, Fernmando Souza (Oboes); Trudy va der Wulp, Norbert Kunst (Bassoons); Teunis van der Zwart (Natural Horn); Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor (Organ)

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands. Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance Enginner & Recording Engineer: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 135: Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:11] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [A] [1:00] | Cantatas BWV 135, BWV 86, BWV 85, BWV 187 [64:45]
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9

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:53]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
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 Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe); Jonathan Manson (Cello); Margaret Faultless (Violin)
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, Michel He, Anna Starr (Oboes); Andrew Clark, Gavin Edwards (Horns); Charles Toet, Sue Addison, Franck Poitrineau (Trombones); Margreet Bongers (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord) [recitatives & arias]; Jan Kleinbussink (Organ) [choir]; Mike Fentross (Lute)

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211

Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer & editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 135: Complete Cantata [14:53]
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2: Paris/Zürich
For the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 [13:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Vernon Kirk; Bass: Jonathan Brown
Monteverdi Choir: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Katharine Fuge, Nicola Jenkin, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Elin Manahan Thomas, Belinda Yates; Altos: Charles Humphries, Robin Tyson, Frances Bourne, William Missin; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Nicholas Robertson, Gerald O'Beirne, Rory O'Connor; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Robert Macdonald, Jonathan Brown, Alexander Ashworth
English Baroque Soloists: Maya Homburger, Lucy Howard, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Roy Mowatt, Andrew Roberts (Violin I); Adrian Butterfield, Peter Lissauer, Alison Townley, Hildburg Williams (Violin II); Annette Isserlis, Colin Kitching, Penelope Veryard (Violas); Ruth Alford, Catherine Rimer (Cellos); Barry Guy (Double-bass); Katherina Arfken, Mark Baigent (Oboes); Philip Turbett (Bassoon); Thomas Nidecker (Bass Sackbutt); Malcolm Proud (Harpsichord); Ian Watson (Organ)

Soli Deo Gloria 165

Jul 8-9, 2000

2-CD / TT: 146:54

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Fraumünster, Zürich, Switzerland. Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineer: Roger de Schot (Polyhymnia), Taco van der Wert (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Roger de Schot.
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 29 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 2, 3, 38, 135

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:07]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan & Concerto Palatino Brass Ensemble

Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Instrumental Soloists: Masamitsu San’nomiya & Atsuko Ozaki (Oboes); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin); Hidemi Suzuki (Cello); Naoko Imai (Organ); Masaaki Suzuki (Harpsichord)
Chorus: Sopranos: Dorothee Mields, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida; Altos: Alto: Pascal Bertin, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Horn: Toshio Shimada; Oboe I: Masmitsu San'nomiya; Oboe ll: Atsuko Ozaki; Violin l: Natsumi Wakmatsu (Leader), Paul Henera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai
Concerto Palatino: Cornett: Bruce Dickey; Alto Trombone:Ole-Kristian Andersen; Tenor Trombone: Charles Toet; Bass Trombone: Wim Becu

BIS 1461

Jun 25-29, 2004

SACD / TT: 71:39

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Recording producer & digital editing: Uli Schneider; Sound Engineer: Andreas Ruge; SACD authoring: Bastiaan Kuijt; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
See: Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 2: "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" - Cantatas BWV 177 · 93 · 135

 

Cantata BWV 135 [14:55]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25302

Jul 2005

SACD / TT: 57:01

Recorded at Château de Gravenwezel, Belgium.
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13

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 135 "Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder" [D-26]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt III - Das Bach-Jahr 2009

 
 

Cantata BWV 135 []

Conductor & Harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection Lecture: Emmanuel Wiemer

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Counter-tenor: Jan Börner; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel; Bass: Klaus Häger
Choir: Sopranos: Susanne Frei, Guro Hjemli, Jennifer Rudin, Noëmi Tran-Rediger; Altos: Antonia Frey, Olivia Heiniger, Lea Scherer; Tenors: Manuel Gerber, Raphael Höhn, Nicolas Savoy; Basses: Fabrice Hayoz, Chasper Mani, Philippe Rayot
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann (orchestra leader), Fanny Tschanz; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Oboe: Katharina Arfken, Dominik Melicharek; Bass Trombone: Ulrich Eichenberger; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A625
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

Jun 26, 2009

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, the reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 135: Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [3:26]
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2001 - August 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Peter Schmidt (May 2005, December 2006)

Cantata BWV 135: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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