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Cantata BWV 17
Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich

Ref.

BWV 17

German Title

Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich

English Title

Whoso offereth praise gloeifieth Me (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 14th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Galatians 5: 16-24; Gospel: Luke 17: 11-19
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 14th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: September 22, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 50: 23 (Mvt. 1); Luke 17: 15-16 (Mvt. 4); Johann Gramann (Mvt. 7); Anon (Mvts. 2, 3, 5, 6) [Walther Blankenburg suggested Christoph Helm]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Nun lob, mein' Seel', den Herren

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.80 MB] | Score BGA [2.51 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]

References

BGA: II | NBA: I/21 | BC: A 131 | Zwang: K 151 | First Published: BG, 1852 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of September 21, 2003; Week of December 9, 2007; Week of February 5, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 110, BWV 17 [C-1]

Hans Thamm

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Süswestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

Soprano: Herrad Wehrung; Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate / Bayer

May 1961

TT: 18:13

Recorded in Münster zu Heilsbronn/Mittelfranken.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 5 - BWV 17-20
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 6 - BWV 17-19

 

Cantata BWV 17 [17:49]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35031
Teldec 8.35031 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81209-2
Warner Classics 8573-81209-5

Dec 1971

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 78:51
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 52:06
CD / TT: 52:06

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

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Mar, Oct 1976; June 1977

TT: 16:37

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 17
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 5

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Feb, Oct 1982

TT: 19:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 17 [16:03]

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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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 7: Ambronay / Bremen
For the 14th Sunday after Trinity
For the Feast of St Michael and All Angels

 
 

Cantata BWV 17 [16:24]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Malin Hartelius; Counter tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 124

Sep 24, 2000

2-CD / TT: 115:11

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Abbaye d’Ambronay.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 17

 
 

Cantata BWV 17 [14:47]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72217

May 10, 11, 12, 14, 2002 [Mvt. 6]
Sep 25, 27, 29, 30, Oct 1-3, 2002 [Mvts. 3-5]
Oct 28, Nov 4,5 2002 [Mvts. 1, 2, 7]

3-CD / TT: 189:12

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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8

A. Vivaldi: Magnificat - J.S. Bach: Cantate Nr.17 - F. Schubert: La Messe Nr. 2 [C-4]

Christophe Gesseney

Choeur Vivace de Lausanne

?

Choeur Vivace de Lausanne

Sep 2003

DVD / TT:

 

9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 5: "Geist und Selle wird verwirret" (11th Sunday after Trinity) - Cantatas BWV 179 · 35 · 164 · 17

 

Cantata BWV 17 [15:11]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiová; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Baritone: Dominik Wörner

Accent 25305

Aug 2006

SACD / TT: 73:55

Recorded at Schloss Seehaus, Markt Nordheim, Germany.
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10

Cantatas 9 & 17 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 17 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 2

Sep 24, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 46 - BWV 17, 19, 45, 102

 
 

Cantata BWV 17 [15:09]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1851

Sep-Oct 2009

CD / TT: 76:24

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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12

Eastman School of Music: Cantata ! A Bach Cantata Series - J.S. Bach: BWV 17: Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich; BWV 164: Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet; BWV 117 Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut [C-2]

Cantata BWV 17 [16:32]

David Chin (Conductor); Alexander Lee (Concert Master)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Instrumental Ensemble

Soprano: Michaela Anthony; Mezzo-soprano: Ashley Hill-Hibbard; Tenor: Pablo Bustos; Baritone: Benjamin Curtis
Vilma Perkiömäki (Violin); Alexander Trygstad (Viola); Benjamin Fried (Cello); Michael Franz (Double-bass); Emlyn Johnson (Flute); Carly Gordon (Oboe); Erin Lensing (Oboe); Wendy Yuen (Organ)

YouTube

Sep 21, 2013

Video / TT: 55:50

Recorded & filmed live at Reformation Lutheran Church, Rochester, New York, USA, in the frame of Eastman School of Music: Cantata! A Bach Cantata Series. Recording by Carl Pultz.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 17 [16:32]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach: BWV 17: Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

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