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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 151
Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt

Ref.

BWV 151

German Title

Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt

English Title

Sweet comfort, my Jesus comes (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day]
Readings: Epistle: Hebrews 1: 1-14 / Ecclesiastical Letters 15: 1-8; Gospel: John 1: 1-14

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: December 27, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1728-1731 - Leipzig

Text

Georg Christian Lehms (Mvts. 1-4); Nikolaus Herman (Mvt. 5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-6 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [0.97 MB] | Score BGA [1.28 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 89 (BWV 151: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Score Examples: Continuo 4 - Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/3.1 | BC: A 17 | Zwang: K 134 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): Coburg, Kunstsammlungen der Veste | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Disussions

Week of June 22, 2003; Week of August 19, 2007; Week of June 7, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 15
Cantatas Vol. 43 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 157 · 55 · 151 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 151 []

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

Soprano: Hanni Mack; Contralto: Anne Munch; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Herbert Brauer

Erato LDE-3044
Westminster XWN-18768
Musical Heritage Society MHS-594

Mar 31-Apr 4, 1956

LP / TT:

Recorded in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

2

Telemann: Kantate "Machet die Tore weit"; J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 151 "Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt" [C-1]

Wilfred Böttcher

Wiener Kammerorchester & Barock-Chor

Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall; Mezzo-soprano: Nedda Casei; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ernst Schramm

Cocert Hall / Nonesuch

Mid 1950’s ?

LP / TT:

 

2

Bach: Cantata 85; Cantata 151 [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 151 []

Anthon van der Horst

Koor Nederlandse Bach Vereniging / Nederlands Kamerorkest

Soprano: Hélène Ludolph, Alto: Wilhelmine Matthès; Tenor: Tom Brand; Bass: Hermann Schey

Telefunken

1957

LP / TT:

 

4

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]
J.S. Bach: 10 Festkantaten [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 151 [19:10]

Helmut Winschermann

Westfälische Kantorei Herford / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Birgit Finnilä; Tenor: Dieter Ellenbeck; Bass: ?

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Jun 1968

5-CD / TT: 352:39
10-LP / TT:

 

5

Britten at Aldeburgh (BBC) - Bach: Cantatas 102 & 151 [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 151 [19:06]

Benjamin Britten

Wandsworth School Boys' Choir / English Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Heather Harper; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Peter Pears; Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk

Decca (BBC) 468819-2

Dec 22, 1968

CD / TT: 78:51

Recorded live at St. Andrews Church, Holbor, England during Aldeburgh Festival.
Other work: Purcell's: Celebrate this Festival.
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6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 63
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 46

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Nobuko Gamo-Yamamoto; Alto: Hildegard Laurich; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz

Hänssler

Feb 1971

TT: 18:09

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

Bach: Weihnachtskonzert in der St. Annen-Kirche Berlin-Dahlem [C-1]

Cantata BWV 151 []

Elfriede Haase

Kantorei und Kammerorchder Jesus-Christus-Kirche

Soprano: Brigitte Ganady; Alto: Altsuko Kono; Tenor: Bernd Lange; Bass: Klaus Gutsche

Mixtur-Schallplatten 349

Dec 16, 1973

CD / TT: 78:24

Recorded live at St.Annen-Kirche Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 36 - BWV 147-151
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 8 - BWV 138-140, 143-159, 161-162
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 46 - BWV 150-153

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 151 [16:18]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Sebastian Hennig (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35654
Teldec 8.35654 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81164-2
Warner Classics 8573-81164-5

Jan 1984

2-LP / TT: 101 min
2-CD / TT: 100:57
6-CD / TT: 403:41
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 66:30
CD / TT: 66:

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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9

Cantatas for the Christmas Season [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 151 []

Tamara Brooks

NEC Chamber Singers / Instrumental ensemble

Vocal soloists: unknown

New England Conservatory of Music

Dec 12, 1989

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

10

Bach-Buxtehude-Kuhnau [C-1]

Flavio Gatti

Corale Evangelica di Torino (Dir. Flavio Gatti) / Accademia dei Solinghi (Dir. Rita Peiretti)

Soiprano: Roberta Giua; Mezzo-soprano: Renata Colombatto; Tenors: Mario Galli, Gianfranco Cerreto; Bass: Antonio Abete; Organ: Massimo De Grandis

Rugginenti, Milano

1994

TT:

 

11

Brattleboro Music center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 1997-07-25 [F-1997]

 

Cantata BWV 151 []

Blanche Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Tamara Matthews; Mezzo-soprano: Mary Westbrook-Geha; Tenor: Steven Paul Spears; Bass-Baritone: Vincent Dion Stringer
Paula Robison (Flute); Rudolph Vrbsky (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Daniel Matsukawa (Bassoon); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Peter Lloyd (Double bass); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 25, 1997

MC / TT

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There are also MC’s of rehearsal from July 22 & reheasal from July 24, 1997.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 34 by B. Moyse.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

12

Bach Christmas Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 151 [17:15]

Craig Smith

Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

Soprano: Jayne West; Mezzo-soprano: Pamela Dellal; Tenor: Gerald Gray; Bass-Baritone: Paul Guttry

Koch International Classics 3-7462-2H1

Jan 1999

CD / TT: 70:08

Recorded at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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13

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 151 [16:10]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 15: New York
For the 3rd Day of Christmas

 
 

Cantata BWV 151 [17:07]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Gillian Keith; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 127

Dec 27, 2000

CD / TT: 76:15

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 15
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15

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantatas BWV 151 [15:18]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Sopranos: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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16

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 43 - BWV 57, 110, 151

 
 

Cantatas BWV 151 [16:22]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1761

Jul 2008

SACD / TT: 62:28

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 43 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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17

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 14: "Weihnachts-Kantaten" - Cantatas BWV 57 · 91 · 122 · 151

 

Cantata BWV 151 [18:29]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25314

Dec 18-21, 2010

SACD / TT: 74:56

Recorded in Anvers, Belgium.
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18

J.S. Bach: In Tempore Nativitatis - Weihnachten Kantaten · Christmas Cantatas · Cantates de Noël BWV 110, 151, 63 [C-12]

Cantata BWV 151 [17:08]

Philippe Pierlot

(OVPP - No Choir) / Ricercar Consort

Soprano: Maria Keohane; Counter-tenor: Carlos Mena; Tenor: Julian Prégardien; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Mirare MIR-243
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Nov 2012

CD / TT: 67:39
MP3 / TT: 67:45

Recorded at Église de Beaufays, Belgium.
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19

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 151 “Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt” [D-74]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VII - Das Bach-Jahr 2013 [B-7]

 
 

Cantata BWV 151 []

Conductor & Harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Hanns-Josef Ortheil

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Clemens Flämig; Bass: Philippe Rayot
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Monika Baer; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Flute: Claire Genewein; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Oboe d‘amore: Dominik Melicharek; Organ: Nicola Cumer

Gallus Media 185
Gallus Media 186

Dec 13, 2013

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also newly features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; GALLUS MEDIA AG, Schweiz; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - June 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël. L. Arbeitman (November 2007), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (October 2011), Claude Role (November 2013)

Cantata BWV 151: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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