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Cantata BWV 155
Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?

Ref.

BWV 155

German Title

Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?

English Title

My God, how long, ah! How long? (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 12: 6-16; Gospel: John 2: 1-11
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Epiphany Time

Composed

Weimar, 1716
1st performance: January 19, 1716 - Weimar
2nd performance: January 16, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-4); Paul Speratus (Mvt. 5)

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-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-6 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 2: Aria - Duet [A, T] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 4: Aria [S] | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [0.80 MB] | Score BGA [0.99 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 129 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/5 | BC: A 32 | Zwang: K 25 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of January 20, 2002; Week of May 29, 2005; Week of December 6, 2009; Week of January 17, 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)

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

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 22 (Cantatas BWV 32, 155, 3)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 47 (Cantatas BWV 152-155)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [13:02]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Alto: Norma Lerer; Tenor: Friedrich Melzer; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz
Hans Mantels (Bassoon); Hannerlore Michel (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.873
Hänssler 92.047
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Feb 1971

CD / TT: 60:43
CD / TT: 62:38
MP3 / TT: 62:51

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Sonopress Tontechnik, Gütersloh; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck, Wolfram Wehnert.
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]
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2

Program, 1984-1985, No. 847 [IU-14]

 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:26]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Apr 16, 1985

2 sound tape reels / TT: 53:20

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 12374162)

3

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 155 [14:08]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Alan Bergius (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson
CMW: Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Anita Mitterer, Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof, Peter Schoberwalter, Walter Pfeiffer, Karl Höffinger, Helmut Mitter; Viola: Josef de Sordi; Violoncello: Rudolf Leopold; Violone: Eduard Hruza; 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 155: Complete Cantata [14:04]
CD: Cantatas BWV 154, BWV 155, BWV 156 [66:33]
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15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [13:14]

Ton Koopman

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

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Foskien Kooistra (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Nicholas Pap (Violone); Ton Koopman (Organ)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Francine van der Heijden; Altos: Richard Bryan, Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader]; Barbara Kiebel, Nicola Cleminsan, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carlo Marolla, Tjamke Roelofs, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Martin Kelly, Marina Ascherson; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson; Violone: Nicholas Pap; Bassoon: Margreet Bongers; Organ continuo: Jon Kleinbussink [Chair Organ I: Garnier; Chair Organ II: Klop]

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203
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Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24
3-CD / TT: 195:24
MP3 / TT: 193:13

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer: Adriaan Verstijnen; Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 155: Complete Cantata: Mvt. 1: Recitative [S] [1:58] + Mvt. 2: Aria - Duet [A, T] [5:31] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [B] [1:59] + Mvt. 4: Aria [S] [2:52] + Mvt. 5: Chorale [0:55]
Cantatas BWV 63, BWV 155, BWV 152 [58:37]
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 5 - Cantatas from Weimar III (BWV 18, 143, 152, 155, 161)

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:58]

Masaaki Suzuki

(OVPP - No Choir) / Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Alto: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy
Orchestra: Violins: Ryo Terakado, Azumi Takada, Makoto Akatsu, Mari Ono, Keiko Watanabe, Yuko Takeshima; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe; Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Norizumi Moro-oka; Bassoon: Sei'ichi Futakuchi; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS CD-841
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Feb, Jun, Jul 1997

CD / TT: 78:17
MP3 / TT: 76:06

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Robert von Bahr; Sound Engineers: Hans Kipfer, Jens Braun; Digital Editing: Thore Brinkmann.
See: Cantatas Vol. 5 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 155: Complete Cantata [13:16]
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 8 (BWV 141-160)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:40]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: 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 Dokter, 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
NBC: Violins: Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Foskien Kooistra, Jun Okada, Mimi Mitchel, Fiorenza De Donatis; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam, Bernadette Verhagen; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt; Double-bass: Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle; Bassoon: Trudy va der Wulp; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen, Stephen Taylor

Brilliant Classics 99364
Brilliant Classics

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16
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 Engineer & Recording Engineer: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Listen on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 114, BWV 57, BWV 155 [62:03]
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 19: Greenwich/Romsey
For the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (BWV 155, 3, 13)
For the 4th Sunday after Epiphany (BWV 26, 81, 14, 227)

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 155 [11:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Gerald Finley
MC: Sopranos: Lucinda Houghton, Joanne Lunn, Charlotte Mobbs, Elisabeth Priday, Gillian Ross, Rachel Wheatley, Katharine Fuge, Elin Manahan Thomas; Altos: James Burton, Mark Chambers, William Towers, Richard Wyn Roberts; Tenors: John Bowley, Robert Murray, Julian Podger, Christopher Watson, Iain Rhodes; Basses: Jonathan Brown, Christopher Dixon, Simon Oberst, Lawrence Wallington
EBS: Violins 1: Maya Homburger, Nicolette Moonen, Lucy Howard, Sarah Bealby-Wright; Violins 2: Adrian Butterfield, Roy Mowatt, Emelia Benjamin; Violas: Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivray; Cellos: David Watkin, Ruth Alford, Double-bass: Judith Evans; Bassoons: Philip Turbett, Alastair Mitchell; Organ: Alastair Ross; Harpsichord: Silas John Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-115
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Jan 16-17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 127:33
MP3 / TT: 126:04

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, England.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia), Tiemen Boelens (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 155: Complete Cantata [11:35] | Complete Cantata [12:14]
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8

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 155 "mein gott, wie lang, ach lange" [D-21]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt III - Das Bach-Jahr 2009

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 []

Conductor & Organ: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Hugo Loetscher

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Solists: Soprano: Julia Neumann; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Raphael Jud
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann [Leader], Fanny Tschanz; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Maya Amrein; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Donna Agrell

J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A620
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

Jan 16, 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 cant, 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 155: Lecture & Complete Cantata [42:04] | Mvt. 4: Aria [S] [3:02]
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9

Bach: Cantates Pour L'épiphanie (81, 72, 81, 156, 155) - Intégrale des cantates sacrées Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 155 [12:01]

Susie Napper (Artistic Director); Eric J. Milnes (Conductor)

OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Harry van der Kamp
Violins 1: Olivier Brault, Tanya LaPerrière, Scott Metcalfe; Violins 2: Jacques-André Houle, Ellie Nimeroski, Hélène Plouffe; Violas: Nicolas Fortin, Margaret Little; Cellos: Mélisande Corriveau, Susie Napper; Double-bass: Pierre Cartier; Bassoon: Anna Marsh; Harpsichord: Erin Helyard; Organ: Eric J. Milnes

ATMA Classique SACD2-2404
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Jun 2010

SACD / TT: 57:39
MP3 / TT: 57:39

Recorded at Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, Canada.
Produced & Edited by: Johanne Goyette; Sound Engineer: Carlos Prieto.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - January 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Paul Mytton (January 2014), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

Cantata BWV 155: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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