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Cantata BWV 159
Sehet! wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem

Ref.

BWV 159

German Title

Sehet! wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem

English Title

Behold! We go up to Jerusalem (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13; Gospel: Luke 18: 31-43

Composed

Leipzig, 1729
1st performance: February 29, 1729 - Leipzig

Text

Luke 18: 31 (Mvt. 1); Paul Gerhardt (Mvt. 2); Paul Stockmann (Mvt. 5); Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) (Mvts. 1, 3, 4)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part chorus (for the final chorale)
Orchestra: oboe, 2 violins, viola, continuo (+ bassoon)
Mvt. 1: Arioso & Recitative | Mvt. 2: Aria w/ Chorale | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [0.88 MB] | Score BGA [1.07 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Befiehl du deine Wege (I)

References

BGA: XXXII | NBA: I/8.1 | BC: A 50 | Zwang: K 176 | First Published: BG, 1886 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | HG [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 10, 2002; Week of June 8, 2008; Week of May 9, 2010

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. 21
Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 82, Cantata No. 159 [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Trois Cantatas BWV 82, 159 et 57
[C-3]

Cantata BWV 159 [16:45 / 17:12]

Karl Ristenpart

Chœur et Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre (Chorus Master: Adolf Wieber)

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt, Alto: Annelotte Sieber-Ludwig; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Helmut Winschermann (Oboe solo); Georg-Friedrich Hendel (violin solo)

Club français du disque
Music Guild 112
Accord

Sep 29, 1958

LP / TT: 43:00
LP / TT: 43:00
CD / TT: 70:00

Recorded at Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany.

2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 23 & BWV 159 [C-5]

Cantata BWV 159 [15:41]

Kurt Thomas

Frankfurter Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Alto: Eva Bornemann; Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate 651214
Musical Heritage Society 1242

Feb 1962

LP / TT: 34:15

Recorded at Saal der Deutschen Bank Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

3

J.S. Bach Cantatas - Kantaten 170, 82 & 159 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 159 [17:14]

Neville Marriner

St Anthony Singers / Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Contralto: Janet Baker; Tenor: Robert Tear; Bass: John Shirley-Quirk; Harpsichord Continuo: Philip Ledger

Oiseau Lyre SOL-295
Decca Jubilee: 410170
London 430260

Jan 29, 1966

LP / TT:
LP / TT:
CD / TT: 69:19

Recorded in the Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England.
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4

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 4: BWV 127, BWV 159, BWV 43 [D-4]

 
 

Cantata BWV 159 [17:41]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Alto: Julia Hamari, Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Carl-Heinz Müller
Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Basso continuo: Almut Moster (Cello), Diethard Hellmann (Harpsichord), Martha Schuster (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 990013

Late 1960’s ? (P 1999)

CD / TT: 61:45

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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CD: Musik aus Mitterteich - Hubertus Krämer

5

An Evening of Bach Cantatas [IU-4]

 

Cantata BWV 159 []

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Feb 6, 1977

3 sound tape reels / TT:

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 159 by J. Harrington.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 28
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 48

Cantata BWV 159 [16:20]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler 98.879
Hänssler

Jun-Jul 1983

CD / TT: 53:25
CD / TT: 62:45

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantata, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, S. 147; Cantata, Sehet, wir gehen hinauf gen Jerusalem, S. 159; Cantata, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, S. 34 [IU-17]

 

Cantata BWV 159 [17:40]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Summer Bach Collegium / orchestra

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 29, 1985

3 sound tape reels / TT: 68:28

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 159 by J. Harrington.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

8

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. 48 - BWV 158, 159, 161 & 162

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 159 [14:36]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Tobias Eiwanger (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35657
Teldec 8.35657 ZL
Teldec 4509-91762-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81162-2
Warner Classics 8573-81162-5

P 1986

2-LP / TT: 94 min
2-CD / TT: 95:33
6-CD / TT: 403:41
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 61:32
CD / TT: 61:32

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

J.S. Bach: 3 great cantatas: BWV 4, 21, 159 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 159 []

George Shangrow

Seattle Chamber Singers / Orchestra Seattle

Vocal soloists: unknown

Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers

1996

CD / TT: 72:55

Source: WorldCat Libraries

10

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 159 [13:59]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 21: Cambridge/Walpole St Peter
For Quinquagesima Sunday (Estomihi)
For Annunciation / Palm Sunday / Oculi

 
 

Cantata BWV 159 [17:04]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Claudia Schubert; Tenor: James Oxley; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 118

Mar 5, 2000

2-CD / TT: 135:04

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at College Chapel, Cambridge, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 21
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12

H.v. Herzogenberg: Die Passion · J.S. Bach: Sehet, wir geh'n hinauf gen Jerusalem [C-2]

Cantata BWV 159 [14:39]

Joop Schets

Bachkoor Apeldoorn / Het Gelders Orkest

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Alto: Lysbeth Riemersma; Tenor: Harold Quaden; Bass: Hans Christian Hinz; Organ: Dirk Luijmes

Cantilena MM-2073

Mar 22, 2002

2-CD / TT: 97:07

Recorded live at Grote Kerk Apeldoorn, Holland.

13

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 19

 
 

Cantata BWV 159 [13:04]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand 72219

May 9-13, 2002 [Mvt. 3]
Oct 29-Nov 5, 2002 [Mvts. 1-2, 4-5]

3-CD / TT: 181:11

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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14

J.S. Bach: Jesus, deine Passion - Cantates BWV 22, 23, 127 & 159 [C-19]

  

Cantata BWV 159 [13:21]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Matthew White; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France 901998

Nov 2007

CD / TT: 63:25

Recorded at Studio Stolberger Straße, Cologne, Germany.
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15

Bach Cantatas From Mühlhausen, Weimar & Leipzig [C-14]

 

Cantata BWV 159 [16:29]

Dale Higbee (Director); James Bates (Guest conductor)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Carolina Baroque

Soprano: Teresa Radomski; Contralto: Lee Morgan; Tenor: Richard Heard; Bass-Baritone: Doug Crawley

Carolina Baroque 128

Oct 10, 2008

CD / TT: 73:45

Recorded live at Chapel, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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16

Bruhns, Orchestral Suite, Cantatas 137& 159 [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 159 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 13

Feb 1, 2009

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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17

J.S. Bach: Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem BWV 159 [C-22]

 

Cantata BWV 159 (except for the tenor solos) []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Alto: Katalin Gémes; Bass: Gábor Bartinai

Lutherania

Feb 7, 2010

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest (Deák tér), Hungary.
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18

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 49 - BWV 156, 159, 171, 188

 
 

Cantata BWV 159 [14:57]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1891

Sep 2010

SACD / TT: 72:07

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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19

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 159 “Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem” [D-55]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VI - Das Bach-Jahr 2012 [B-6]
Bachkantaten N°7 (BWV 38, 159, 139)

 
 

Cantata BWV 159 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Niklaus Peter

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Sopranos: Mirjam Berli, Susanne Frei, Guro Hjemli, Damaris Nussbaumer; Alto: Margot Oitzinger; Tenor: Nicolas Savoy; Bass: Klaus Mertens
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Dorothee Mühleisen; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Claire Pottinger; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Xavier Alig; Oboe: Katharina Arfken; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

Gallus Media 145
Gallus Media 155
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

Feb 17, 2012

DVD / TT:
10-DVD / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland. Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - April 2013)
Thanks to contributors: René de Cocq (July 2005), Dan Dews (February 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012, April 2012), Ed Myskowski (June 2008), Nagamiya Tutomu (December 2002)

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