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Cantata BWV 172
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

Ref.

BWV 172

German Title

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

English Title

Resound, ye songs, ring out, ye strings! (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 2: 1-13; Gospel: John 14: 23-31

Composed

Weimar, 1714; Revised - Leipzig, 1731
1st performance: May 20, 1714 - Weimar
2nd performance: 1717-1723 - Weimar
3rd performance: May 28, 1724 - Leipzig
4th performance: May 13, 1731 - Leipzig
5th performance: After 1731 - Leipzig

Text

John 14: 23 (Mvt. 2); Philipp Nicolai (Mvt. 6); Salomo Franck ? (Mvts. 1, 3-5)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | English-6 | English-7 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, bassoon, 2 violins, 2 violas, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) w/ Instrumental Chorale | Mvt. 6: Chorale | Mvt. 7: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [1.50 MB] | Score BGA [2.57 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 23 (BWV 172: 1.und 3. Fassung: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ch | Mvt. 6 pno | Mvt. 6 vn
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 1 ver 2 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver 2 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

References

BGA: XXXV | NBA: I/13 | BC: A 81 | Zwang: K 12 | First Published: BG, 1888 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Af [Dutch] | AL [Dutch] | JdW [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | RW [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 11, 2000; Week of March 16, 2005; Week of January 9, 2011

Contents

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Three Weimar Cantatas - conducted by Joshua Rifkin

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Erschallet, ihr Lieder, Kantate BWV 172; Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, Kantate BWV 68 [L-1]
J.S. Bach : 2 Cantates Pour La Pentecote BWV 68 et BWV 172
[L-1]
J.S. Bach: “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt”, Cantata BWV 68; “Erschallet, ihr Lieder”, Cantata BWV 172
[L-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [23:47 / 23:43]

Klaus Martin Ziegler

Vocalensemble Kassel / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Irma Keller; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Heinz Zickler, Herbert Thal, Fritz Kelber (Trumpets); Friedel Scherz (Timpani); Erich Penzel (Horn); Edward H. Tarr (Zink); Helmuth Schmitt, Günter Gratzig, Kurt Pederowitz (Trombones); Helmut Winschermann (Oboe); Peter Adamczyk (Oboe d’amore): Gernot Schmaluß (English Horn); Helman Jung (Bassoon); Ernst Meyer-Schierning (Viuolin); Sibylle Funcke (Viola pomposa); Jacoba Muckel (Violoncello); Klaus Kuchelmeister (Double-bass); Rüdiger Nitzschke (Organ positiv)

Cantate 651220
SDG 610114
Jalons de la Musique Sacrée JMS-727
Nonesuch H-71256

Apr 1966

LP / TT: 41:37
LP / TT: 41:37
LP / TT: 41:37
LP / TT: 41:28

Recorded at the Neustädter Kirche in Hofgeismar near Kassel, Hesse, West Germany.

2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten B.W.V. 172, B.W.V. 192 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV BWV 172, BWV 192
[C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 192 & 172
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [25:08]

Hermann Achenbach

Tübinger Kantatenchor / South German Youth Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Herrad Wehrung; Contralto: Margarete Waldbauer; Tenor: Raimund Gilvan; Bass - Hermann Achenbach
Helma Hink (Bassoon); Hermann Sauter (Trumpet I); Heiner Schatz (Trumpet II); Eugen Mayer (Trumpet III); Ulrich Prinz (Violoncello); Dietrich Gradmann (Double-bass); Arwed Henkibg (Organ)

Da Camera SM-94012
Oryx BACH-111
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1739
Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings

Jul 16-17, 1966

LP / TT: 40:50
LP / TT: 40:50
LP / TT: 40:50
CD / TT:

Recorded at Kreuzkirche, Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Erschallet, ihr Lieder Kantate BWV 172; Jesu, der du meine Seele Kantate BWV 78 [L-5]

 

Cantata BWV 172 [18:50]

Erhard Mauersberger

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Alto: Annelies Burmeister; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Lothar Max (Cello); Heinz Morawietz (Contrabassoon); Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute); Hannes Kästner (Harpsichord, Organ); Günter Heidrich (Oboe)

Eterna 825885

Nov 1970

LP / TT: 43:02

Recorded at Versöhnungskirche, Leipzig, Germany.

4

J.S. Das Kantatenwork (2) [B-2]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Soprano: Csilla Zentai; Alto: Elisabeth Wacker; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Michael Schopper

FSM Candide / MHS

May 1972

LP / TT:

 

5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 13
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 52

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Eva Csapó; Alto: Doris Soffel; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1975

TT: 16:40

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

Bach: Kantaten BWV 172, BWV 68 [L-10]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 172, BWV 68, BWV 1 [C-2]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas II

Cantata BWV 172 [22:02]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Ludwig Güttler (Trumept I & Soprano Horn); Kurt Sandau (Trumpet II); Heinz Stiefel (Trumpet III); Karl Mehlig (Timpani); Gerhard Eßbach (Narrow-bore Alto Trombone); Karl Semsch (Narrow-bore Tenor Trombone); Rolf Bachmann (Narrow-bore Bass Trombone); Günter Heidrich (Oboe I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe II); Axel Schmidt (English Horn); Eberhard Palm (Violin); Siegfried Pank (Violoncello Piccolo)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827517
Berlin Classics 0021502BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018252BC

Jan-Feb, Apr 1981

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 59:58
MP3 / TT: 59:46
CD / TT: 59:58

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter. Recording Enginneer: Horst-Dieter Käppler. Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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7

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 40 - BWV 170-174
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. 51 - BWV 170-173

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [16:47]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Matthias Echternach (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood;Tenor: Marius van Altena; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35659
Teldec 8.35659 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81159-2
Warner Classics 8573-81159-5

Dec 18-20, 1985

2-LP / TT: 91 min
2-CD / TT: 90:38
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 70:07
CD / TT: 70:07

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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8

Kreuzchorvesper am Vorabend des Pfingstfestes / Sonnabend, 18. Mai 1991, 18 Uhr, in der Kreuzkirche zu Dresden [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 172 []

Ulrich Schicha

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Members of Staatskapelle Dresden

Soprano: Ute Selbig; Alto: Annette Jahns; Tenor: Ralph Eschrig; Bass: Rolf Wollrad; Michael-Christfried Winkler (Organ)

Überspiel Kreuzchorarchiv

May 16, 1991

MC / TT: 47 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2939
Source: SLUB Dresden

9

Bach Festival 62nd Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert [F62-1]

 

Cantata BWV 172 []

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir; Baldwin-Wallace Motet Choir / Ohio Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Maria Venuti; Mezzo-soprano: Marietta Simpson; Tenor: Frederick Urrey; Baritone: Richard Zeller

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1994

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

10

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 2
J.S. Bach: Whitsun Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas
Vol. 11)

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [19:33]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-12598-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72202
Antoine Marchand CC-72290

May 1995

3-CD / TT: 182:29
3-CD / TT: 182:29
CD / TT: 68:16

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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11

J.S. Bach: Three Weimar Cantatas [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 172 [22:10]

Joshua Rifkin

(OVPP - No Choir) / The Bach Ensemble

Soprano: Susanne Rydén; Counter-tenor: Steven Rickards; Tenor: John Elwes; Bass: Michael Schopper

Dorian 93231

Jul 31, Aug 6-8, 1995; Aug 4, 1996

CD / TT: 73:55

Recorded at the Kirche des Priesterseminars, Brixton/Bressanone, Italy.
See: Three Weimar Cantatas - conducted by Joshua Rifkin
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 7 - BWV 61, 63, 132, 172

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [15:42]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Ingrid Schmithüsen; Alto: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 881

Jul 1997

CD / TT: 77:31

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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13

Bach-Kantaten in Berlin - 1000.Veranstaltung [C-2]

Cantata BWV 172 [22:49]

Karl Hochreiter

Bach-Chor Berlin / Bach-Collegium Berlin

Soprano: Regina Schudel; Alto: Ulrike Helzel; Tenor: Lothar Odinius; Bass: Ralf Lukas

Jubal Music Berlin

May 30, 1998

CD / TT: 72:12

Recorded live at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche Berlin.
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14

J.S. Bach: Whitsun Cantatas [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 172 [17:26]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Martina Jankova; Alto: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Reinhard Hagen

Archiv Produktion 463584

Apr 1999

CD / TT: 66:52

Recorded at St. John's, Smith Square, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 172 by J.E. Gardiner.
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15

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [18:13]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; 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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16

Marienberger Kirchenmusik [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 172 [24:07]

Karl-Heinz Gnida

St. Marienkantorei Marienberg & Mitglieder der Paulskatorei Plauen / Mitglieder der Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie & “Collegium Instrumentale” Chemnitz

Soprano: Annedore Albrecht; Alto: Ursula Schönhals; Tenor: Johannes Schaarschmidt; Bass: Joachim Meier

Ev.-Luth St-Marienkirche CD-1299

Nov 7, 1999

CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Marien, Marienberg, Germany.

17

Bach Cantatas Vol. 26: Long Melford
For Whit Sunday
For Whit Monday

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [18:31]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Counter-tenor: Derek Lee Ragin; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Panajotis Iconomou

Soli Deo Gloria 121

Jun 11, 2000

2-CD / TT: 117:40

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, England.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 172 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
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18

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 172 & 137, "Erschallet ihr Lieder" & "Lobe den Herren"; A. Vivaldi: Gloria RV 589 (Chorsinfonisches Konzert) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 172 []

Anna Mertens

Kantoreien Neustadt und Eisenberg / Reussisches Kammerorchster Gera

Soprano: Elisabeth Herrmann; Counter-tenor: Ulf Zastrau; Tenor: Marcel Lepetit; Bass: Bernhard Hänsch

Ulf Zastrau

Jul 3/4, 2004

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stadtkirche Eisenberg (July 3) / Stadtkirche, Neustadt an der Orla (July 4), Thuringia, Germany.
Source: Ulf Zastrau, Countertenor: Diskographie

19

2005 concert tour [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 172 []

David Castleberry; Albert Zabel

Marshall University Chamber Choir

?

Marshall University: Department of Music

2005

CD / TT:

Source: WorldCat Libraries

20

Bachvespern Frankfurt/Wiesbaden mitschnitte aus den Gottesdiensten frühjahr 2005 [C-3]


Cantata BWV 172 [23:01]

Michael Graf Münster

Kantorei St. Katharinen / Bach-Collegium Frankfurt/Wiesbaden

Sopranos: Therese Glaubitz; Alto: Anne Bierwirth; Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Won Jang

Bachvespern Frankfurt/Wiesbaden

2005

CD / TT: 77:38

 

21

J.S. Bach: Early Cantatas Volume 3 - Weimar Cantatas II [C-3]

 
 

Cantata BWV 172 [20:29]

-

(OVPP - No Choir) / Purcell Quartet

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

Chandos Chaconne CHAN-0752

May 22-24, 2007

2-CD / TT: 87:59

Recorded at St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London, England.
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22

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 172 «Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten» [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 172 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Eva Oltiványi; Counter-tenor: Markus Forster; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Raphael Jud

Gallus Media A366

May 25, 2007

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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23

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 7: Pfingsten · Pentecost - Cantatas BWV 34, 74, 172

 

Cantata BWV 172 [17:54]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Conrad Zuber (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Boy Alto: Robert Pohlers (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass Reinhard Decker

Rondeau Production ROP-4026

May 9-10, 2008

CD / TT: 62:38

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (June 2000 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (May 2012), John Grayovski (October 2006), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, March 2006, December 2010, February 2012, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012, April 2012), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2012), Walter Roth (August 2003, June 2004), Peter Schmidt (June 2007)

Cantata BWV 172: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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