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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 157
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!

Ref.

BWV 157

German Title

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!

English Title

I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me! (by C. Stanford Terry, Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the Feast of Purification of Mary [intended for the Funeral of Johann Christoph von Ponickau]
Readings: Epistle: Malachi 3: 1-4; Gospel: Luke 2: 22-32
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Purification of Mary

Composed

Leipzig, 1727
1st performance: February 6, 1727 - Pomßen
2nd performance: February 6, 1728 or later - Leipzig

Text

Genesis 32: 26 (Mvt. 1); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 5); Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-6 | French-4 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Scoring

Soloists: Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus (for the final chorale)
Orchestra: transverse flute, 2 oboes, 2 violins, violetta (viola), continuo
Mvt. 1: Duet | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria, Recitative & Arioso | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.89 MB] | Score BGA [2.05 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 5 [PDF]
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/34 | BC: A 170, B 20 | Zwang: K 163 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | Emmanuel Music | Mincham [1] | Mincham [2] | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 3, 2002; Week of March 23, 2008; Week of November 18, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

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

 

Cantata BWV 157 [20:10]

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

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

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 169 & BWV 157 [L-3]
J.S. Bach: Cantata 157, Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, conducted; Cantata 187, Es wartet alles auf dich, conducted; Cantata 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe
[SA-3]

 

Cantata BWV 157 [18:41 / 20:56]

Diethard Hellmann

Bach-Chor (Kurrende der Christuskirche) & Bach-Orchester Mainz

Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Roland Kunz
Manfred Peters (Flute); Karl Schuch (Oboe & Oboe d’amore); Leopold Hager (Organ); Almut Moster (Cello)

Cantate 1202
SDG 610105
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1243

Mar 1960

LP / TT: 34:24
LP / TT: 34:24
LP / TT: 34:24

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 69
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 48

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Oct 1982; July 1983

TT: 19:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 38 - BWV 157-159, 161-163
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 157 [19:35]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35657
Teldec 8.35657 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81163-2
Warner Classics 8573-81163-5

Jan 2-6, 1985

2-LP / TT: 94 min
2-CD / TT: 95:33
6-CD / TT: 403:41
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 66:33
CD / TT: 66:33

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [19:31]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [16:37]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

Jun 21-27, 2001 [Mvts. 1-3]
Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002 [Mvts. 4-5]

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

Konzert der Reihe "Johann Sebastian Bach und seine Städte" vom MDR Musiksommer 2009 [R-4]

 

Cantata BWV 157 []

Gotthold Schwarz

Bach Consort Leipzig

Soprano: Miriam Meyer; Soprano: Gesine Adler; Alto: Susanne Krumbiegel; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

MDR Figaro

Jul 20, 2009

2-CD / TT: 99 min

Recorded at Kirche Divi Blasii, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Sep 12, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 20888.
Source: SLUB Dresden

8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 51 - Nun danket alle Gott, Cantatas · 120a · 157 · 192 · 195 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1727-32)

 
 

Cantata BWV 157 [19:29]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Kooy
Kiyomi Suga (Flauto traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin & Viola d’amore); Naoko Imai (Organ)

BIS 1961

Jun 2011

SACD / TT: 80:18
MP3 / TT: 80:09

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2002 - September 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (September 2005, March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), David Sherr (November 2004)

Cantata BWV 157: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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