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Cantata BWV 154
Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

Ref.

BWV 154

German Title

Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

English Title

My dearest Jesus is lost (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 1-6; Gospel: Luke 2: 41-52
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Epiphany Time

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: January 9, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1736-1737 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Jahn (Mvt. 3); Luke 2: 49 (Mvt. 5); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 8); Anon (Mvts. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7) [Wustmann & Neumann suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-7 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Jesu, meiner Seelen Wonne | Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes d'amore, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [T] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria [A] | Mvt. 5: Arioso [B] | Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 7: Aria - Duet [A, T] | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.54 MB] | Score BGA [1.89 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 130 | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 70 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 8
Capella: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 8 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Werde munter, mein Gemüthe | Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 29 | Zwang: K 58 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | HG [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 13, 2002; Week of February 5, 2006; Week of November 8, 2009; Week of January 10, 2016

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)

Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach: Cantatas, No. 105, No. 154 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 154 []

Arnold Goldsbrough

Ambrosian Singers / English Chamber Orchestra

Contralto: Norma Procter; Tenor: David Galliver; Bass: Owen Grundy
Peter Graeme (Oboe d'amore); Edward Selwyn (Oboe d'amore); Keith Harvey (Cello); Adrian Beers (Double-bass); Charles Spinks (Organ)

British Library Sound Archive NP1638

1963

Music Files

Recorded at St. Mary's, Primrose Hill, London, N.W.3., England.
Source: British Library Sound Archive Catalogue

2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5; Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren, BWV 154 [B-4]
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwork, Folge 4 (BWV 154, 5)
[B-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 154; Canata No. 5
[B-4]

 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [Corona/FSM: 18:15; MHS: 18:36]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Alto: Elisabeth Wacker; Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Michael Schopper
Georg Egger (Violin); Hanspeter Weber, Friedrich Milde (Oboes); Enrique Santiago (Viola); Jacoba Muckel (Cello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Manfred Hug (Organ)

Corona
FSM 43104
Musical Heritage Society MHS-3283

Nov 1972

LP / TT: 40:16
LP / TT: 40:16
LP / TT: 40:57

Recorded at Martin-Luther Kirche, Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 21 (Cantatas BWV 65, 123, 154, 124)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 47 (Cantatas BWV 152-155)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [15:49]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Ann Murray; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Walter Heldwein
Allan Vogel (Oboe); Günther Passin (Oboes d'amore), Hedda Rothweiler (Oboe, Oboes d'amore); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Klaus-Peter Hahn (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.872
Hänssler 92.047
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Sep 1978

CD / TT: 65:12
CD / TT: 62:38
MP3 / TT: 62:51

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 152, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 155 [62:35] Cantatas BWV 152, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 155 [62:36]
Buy this album at:
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 37 (BWV 152-156)
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. 47 (BWV 154-157)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [15:59]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson
CMW: Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, Valerie Darke, David Reichenberg [BWV 154/4,7], Marie Wolf [BWV 154/4,7]; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Anita Mitterer, Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof, Peter Schoberwalter, Walter Pfeiffer, Karl Höffinger, Helmut Mitter; Violas: Josef de Sordi, Kurt Theiner; Violoncello: Rudolf Leopold; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Harpsichord, Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35656
Teldec 8.35656 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81163-2
Warner Classics 8573-81163-5
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P 1985

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 81:00
6-CD / TT: 403:41
MP3 / TT: 400:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 66:33
CD / TT: 66:33
MP3 / T: 65:48

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [15:54]
CD: Cantatas BWV 154, BWV 155, BWV 156 [66:33]
Buy this album at:
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Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [14:51]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Patrick Beaugireaud (Oboe d'amore)
ABC: Sopranos: Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Francine van der Heijden, Annemieke Rademaker, Melanie Greve; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Kees van Hees
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Nicola Cleminson, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat; Violas: Martin Kelly, Katherine McGillivray; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes d'amore: Patrick Beaugireaud, Michel Henry, Stefaan Verdegem; Bassoon: Sally Jackson; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Bernard Winsemius [choir]; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209
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Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05
3-CD / TT: 206:05
MP3 / TT: 205:18

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Buy this album at:
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 8 (BWV 141-160)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [14:53]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 154/4], Ofer Frenkel [BWV 154/4]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp

Brilliant Classics 99371
Brilliant Classics

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53
MP3 / TT: 293:34

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 128, BWV 154, BWV 62 [52:44]
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 18: Weimar/Leipzig/Hamburg
For Christmas Day & for Epiphany (BWV 63, 191, 65, 123)
For the 1st Sunday after Epiphany (BWV 154, 124, 32)

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantata BWV 154 [16:01]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Nicola Jenkin, Ruby Hughes, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Lucy Ballard, Angus Davidson, William Missin; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Rory O'Connor, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Alexander Ashworth, Christopher Foster, Charles Pott
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Peter Lissauer; Violins 2: Anne Schumann, Ulli Engel, Daphna Ravid; Violas: Jane Rogers, Mari Giske; Cello: Melanie Beck; Double-Bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Patrick Beaugiraud, Mark Radcliffe; Organ: Silas John Standage; Harpsichord: Malcolm Proud

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-174
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Jan 9, 2000

2-CD / TT: 131:09
MP3 / TT: 130:49

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Hauptikirche St Jakobi, Hamburg, Germany.
Balance Engineer: Gerald Goetze (NDR); Recording Engineer: Johannes Kutzner (NDR); Post-production by Floating Earth Ltd; Balance Engineer: Mike Hatch; Tape Editor: Stephen Frost; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Buy this album at:
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 17 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 (BWV 153, 154, 73, 144, 181)

 
 

Cantata BWV 154 [13:58]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Yukie Tamura
Sumihito Uesugi, Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Oboe d'amore I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe d'amore II: Koji Ezaki; Violins 1: Azumi Takada [Leader], Yuko Araki, Keiko Watanabe; Violins 2: Yuko Takeshima, Luna Oda, Mari Ono; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Yoshiaki Maeda; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1221
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Mar 10-11, 13-15, 2001

CD / TT: 66:53
MP3 / TT: 66:46

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Ingo Petry; Producer: Marion Schwebel; Digital Editing: Christian Starke.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [14:21]
See: Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 4: "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" (Cantatas BWV 16, 153, 65, 154)

 

Cantata BWV 154 [15:13]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Elisabeth Hermans; Alto: Petra Noskaiová; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25304
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Jan 2006

SACD / TT: 61:32
MP3 / TT: 61:18

Recorded at Miniemenkerk, Brussels, Belgium.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [15:14]
Buy this album at:
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10

Bach Festival 75th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert [F75-1]

 

Cantata BWV 154 []

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir / Members of the Opera Cleveland Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Jennifer Lane; Tenor: Stanford Olsen; Bass: Kevin Deas

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music BW CD 07-27

Apr 20, 2007

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & Baldwin-Wallace College Website

11

Desire: J.S. Bach - Cantates (BWV 32 49, 154) [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 154 [14:35]

Marcel Ponseele

(OVPP - No Choir) / Il Gardellino

Soprano: Caroline Weynants; Alto: Patrick Van Goethem; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Lieven Termont

Passacaille PAS-956
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Jan 14-17, 2008

CD / TT: 67:26
MP3 / TT: 67:15

Recorded at AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium.
Producer: Jan de Winne (Musurgia bvba); Recording & Editing: Jean-Daniel Noir.
Buy this album at:
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12

Neujahrskonzert 2013 (Cantatas BWV 248/5, 58, 154, 168) [C-1]

Cantata BWV 154 [17:09]

Robert Eilers

Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta / Barockorchester L'Arco, Hannover

Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Other soloists: unknown

YouTube

Jan 5, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Hl.-Geist-Kirche Marienhain, Vechta, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Source: Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta
Watch YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Complete Cantata [17:09] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [1:07] + Mvt. 8: Chorale [0:59]

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13

Chamber Philharmonic Taipei: Bach Cantata Series IV - Joy (Cantatas BWV 138, 139, 145, 154; Motet BWV 227) [C-4]

Cantata BWV 154: Excerpts [5:54] (from a complete performance)

Wilbur Lin

Chamber Philharmonic Taipei & Bach Choir (Chorus-Master: Annabel Liu)

Alto: Yu Chen; Tenor: Ya-Chong Huang; Bass: Choon-Boon Liau

YouTube

Jul 24, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. 4th Concert in Chamber Philharmonic Taipei: Cantata Project.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 154: Excerpts [5:54]

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - January 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (March 2011), Walter Roth (June 2004)

Cantata BWV 154: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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