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Cantata BWV 161
Komm, du süße Todesstunde

Ref.

BWV 161

German Title

Komm, du süße Todesstunde

English Title

Come, O sweet hour of death (Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 16th Sunday after Trinity
Reading: Epistle: Ephesians 3: 13-21; Gospel: Luke 7: 11-17
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 16th Sunday after Trinity
also for the Feast of Purification of Mary
Readings: Epistle: Malachi 3: 1-4; Gospel: Luke 2: 22-32
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Purification of Mary

Composed

Weimar, 1716
1st performance: September 27, 1716 - Weimar
2nd performance: Unknown date in Leipzig period

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Christoph Knoll (Mvt. 6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Herzlich tut mich verlangen

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 recorders, strings, organ continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria w/ Chorale | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Chorus | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.32 MB] | Score BGA [2.12 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Befiehl du deine Wege (I)

References

BGA: XXXIII | NBA: I/23 | BC: A 135 | Zwang: K 21 | First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 8, 2000; Week of June 5, 2005; Week of March 4, 2012

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 - Vols. 1&8
Bach Edition Vol. 8&9 - Cantatas Vol. 3&4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 5 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Cantatas BWV 131, BWV 152 & BWV 161 - conducted by Daniel Taylor
Baker does Bach - conducted by Menuhin & Marriner

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 202; Cantata No. 161 [L-5]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 146, BWV 161, 7 Easter Chorales
[C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [20:16]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt

Bach Guild BG-513 (1952)
Vanguard Classics OVC-2541

1952

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 70:37

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 52 & BWV 161 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 106 (Actus Tragicus), BWV 161
[C-5]

Heinz Markus Göttsche

Mannheim Bach Choir / Heidelberger Kammerorchester

Alto: Sabine Kirchner; Tenor: Theophil Maier

Da Camera / MHS

Jun 1964

LP / TT: 22:00

Recorded at Christuskirche, Mannheim, Germany.

3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas Nr. 89, Nr. 90, Nr. 161 [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 18, 59, 89, 90, 106, 118, 152, 161 & 182 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [17:00 / 21:46]

Jaap Schröder

Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg (Directed by: Jürgen Jürgens) / Concerto Amsterdam

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Telefunken SAWT-9540
Teldec 69599

Sep 5-8, 1965

LP / TT: 42:37
2-CD / TT: 148:33

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, Holland.
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 161 & BWV 169 [C-1]

Frigyes Sándor

Chamber Choir of the Liszt Music Academy / Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: József Réti
Zsuzsa Pertis (Harpsichord)

Hungaroton

1966

LP / TT:

 

5

Bach Festival 37th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Second Concert [F37-2]

 

Cantata BWV 161 []

George Poinar

College Choir / Festival Symphony Orchestra, Festival String Orchestra.

Mezzo-soprano: Grace Reginald; Tenor: Henry Nason

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music BW Tape 69-10b

May 23, 1969

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Library)

6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 153 & BWV 161 [B-6]
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwork (5)
[B-5]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Alto: Hildegard Laurich, Tenor: Peter Wetzler

Corona / MHS

Nov 1972

LP / TT: 21:23

 

7

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 50
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 49

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Hildegard Laurich; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus

Hänssler

Dec 1975; Mar, May 1976

TT: 20:36

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 161, 170 & 177 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [19:55]

Hans-Martin Linde

Chœur de garçons de Bâle (Director: Markus Ulbrich) / Linde-Consort

Counter-tenor: René Jacobs; Tenor: Nigel Rogers

Virgin Veritas 63281

Apr 1980

CD / TT: 66:44

Recorded at Eglise protestante, Séon, Switzerland.
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9

W.A. Mozart: Requiem [L-10]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor / Concentus Musicus Wien

Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

TDK

Nov. 1, 1981

DVD / TT: 21:00

Recorded live at Musikverein Wien, Austria.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 161 by N. Harnoncourt.

10

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 161 [18:13]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

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

Dec 1984; May 1985

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 Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 161 by N. Harnoncourt.
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11

Bach Cantata and Motet [IU-22]

 

Cantata BWV 161 []

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Mezzo-soprano: Lynn Helding; Tenor: Victor Floyd

Indiana University School of Music

Apr 17, 1988

3 sound tape reels / TT:

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 161 by J. Harrington.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume III [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [19:31]

Jeffrey Thomas

(OVPP - No Choir) / American Bach Soloists

Counter-tenor: Drew Minter; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Soprano: Christine Brandes, Bass: William Sharp

Koch International Classics 3-7164-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Mar 25-29, 1993

CD / TT: 57:38

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA, USA.
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13

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3
J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts (Single Volume Cantatas
Vol. 2)

 
 

Cantata BWV 161 [18:48]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203
Antoine Marchand CC-72281

Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24
3-CD / TT: 195:24
CD / TT: 65:56

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 5 - BWV 18, 143, 152, 155, 161

 
 

Cantata BWV 161 [19:14]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Alto: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada

BIS 841

Feb, Jun, Jul 1997

CD / TT: 78:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 5 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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15

Summer Bach collegium: Bach Cantata Series, Concert I [IU-28]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [18:02]

(Jan Harrington); Paul McGovern [BWV 161]

Bach Collegium Chorus / Bach Collegium Orchestra

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 24, 1997

MC / TT: 52:01

Recorded live at Recital Hall, Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 161 by J. Harrington.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

16

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 161 [19:35]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch

Brilliant Classics 99367

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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17

J.S. Bach Cantata Series and Sundays at Auer Hall: faculty/student recital [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [18:17]

Paul Hillier (Director ?)

Various student musicians of the Early Music Institute.

Tenor: Paul Elliott; Baritone: Paul Hillier, Stanley Ritchie (Violin)

Indiana University: School of Music

Sep 10, 2000

MC / TT: 66:48

Recorded live at Auer Concert Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

18

Bach Cantatas Vol. 8: Bremen / Santiago
For the 15th Sunday after Trinity
For the 16th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 161 [21:28]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Mark Padmore

Soli Deo Gloria 104

Oct 7, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:04

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Santo Domingo de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
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19

J.S. Bach Cantatas 131-152-161 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [19:21]

Daniel Taylor

(OVPP - No Choir) / Theatre of Early Music

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Jan Kobow

ATMA Classique ACD2-2279

Aug 12-15, 2001

CD / TT: 56:50

Recorded at Église Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds (Québec), Canada.
See: Cantatas BWV 131, BWV 152 & BWV 161 - conducted by Daniel Taylor
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20

Brattleboro Music Center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 2002-07-26 [F-2002]

 

Cantata BWV 161 []

Blanche Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Mary Westbrook-Geha; Tenor: Jon Humphrey
Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Kurt Muroki (Double bass); Gregory Hayes (Harpsichord); Paula Robison (Flute); Valerie Chermiset (Flute)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 26, 2002

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There is also MC of the rehearsal from July 25, 2002.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

21

J.S. Bach: Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161 [R-8]

 

Cantata BWV 161 [22 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Annette Reinhold; Tenor: Martin Krumbiegel

MDR Figaro

2003

MC / TT: 22 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Sep 11, 2005.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2728.
Source: SLUB Dresden

22

J.S. Bach: Early Cantatas Volume 2 - Weimar Cantatas [C-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 161 [19:38]

-

(OVPP - No Choir) / Purcell Quartet

Soprano: Emma Kirkby; Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Peter Harvey; Organ: Robert Woolley

Chandos Chaconne CHAN-0742

Oct 16-18, 2005

CD / TT: 71:21

Recorded at St. Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London, England.
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23

J.S. Bach: Christus, Der Ist Mein Leben - Cantates BWV 27, 84, 95 & 161 [C-18]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Matthew White; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel

Harmonia Mundi France

Nov 2006; Feb 2007

TT: 18:01

Recorded at De Singel, Blauwe Zaal, Anvers, Belgium.
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24

J.S. Bach: Funeral Cantatas

Cantata BWV 161 [18:48]

Philippe Pierlot

(OVPP - No Choir) / Ricercar Consort

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Carlos Mena; Tenor: Julian Podger
Bass: Stephan MacLeod

Rapidshare

Sep 8, 2009

CD / TT: 56:12

Recorded live in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
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25

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 161 «Komm, du süsse Todesstunde» [C-28]

 

Cantata BWV 161 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Counter-tenor: Alex Potter; Tenor: Daniel Johannsen

Gallus Media

Sep 25, 2009

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2000 - September 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Anandgyan (January 2010), Emiko Hall (Cleofide) (March 2003, August 2004), Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Robert Killingsworth (October 2002), Ed Myskowski (February 2006), Riccardo Nughes (August 2006, February 2008), Walter Roth (June 2004), Nagamiya Tutomu (March 2001)

Cantata BWV 161: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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