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Cantata BWV 168
Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

Ref.

BWV 168

German Title

Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

English Title

Give an account of thyself! Thundrous words (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 9th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10: 6-13; Gospel: Luke 16: 1-9
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 9th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1725
1st performance: July 29, 1725 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1746-1749 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (Mvt. 6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | 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: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.29 MB] | Score BGA [1.50 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 152 (BWV 168: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 90 (BWV 168: Parts) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 457 (BWV 168: Tenor) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

References

BGA: XXXIII | NBA: I/19 | BC: A 116 | Zwang: K 128 | First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | JdW [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 28, 2002; Week of July 1, 2007; Week of October 2, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Piater Jan Leusink

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 45
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 50

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Nancy Burns; Alto: Verena Gohl; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Hänssler

June-July 1970

TT: 16:28

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 39 - BWV 164-169
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 9 - BWV 163-182
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 50 - BWV 167-169

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:27]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Helmut Wittek (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Boy Alto: Christian M. Immler (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl

Telefunken 6.35658
Teldec 8.35658 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81160-2
Warner Classics 8573-81160-5

P 1987

2-LP / TT: 104 min
2-CD / TT: 103:28
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 55:04
CD / TT: 55:04

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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3

J.S. Bach: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort / BWV 168 (MDR Figaro-Reihe: Kantate) [R-3]

 

Cantata BWV 168 [17 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Leipziger Vocalensemble / Leipziger Barockorchester

Soprano: Juliane Claus; Counter-tenor: Axel Köhler; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Klaus Mertens

MDR Figaro

Jul 28, 1997

CD / TT: 17 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Jul 20, 2008.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 19739.
Source: SLUB Dresden

4

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:55]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

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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5

J.S. Bach: Trinity Cantatas I [C-11]

 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:09]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 363590

Aug 19, 2000

CD / TT: 62:35

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Il Duomo di S. Nicolò, Merano, Italy.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 15

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [12:44]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72215

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 207:42

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 17: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” - Cantatas BWV 186 · 168 · 134 · 54

 

Cantata BWV 168 [25:54]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Elisabeth Hermans; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25317

Sep 2005

SACD / TT: 77:51

Recorded at S’Gravenwezel Castle, Belgium [BWV 186]; Predikherenkerk, Louvain, Belim [BWV 168, BWV 54]; l’Academiezaal, Sint Truiden, Belgium [BWV 134].
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 40 - BWV 79, 137, 164, 168

 
 

Cantata BWV 168 [13:04]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1671

Jun 2007

SACD / TT: 57:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to conbtributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Claude Role (October 2013), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004)

Cantata BWV 168: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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