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Cantata BWV 179
Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei

Ref.

BWV 179

German Title

Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei

English Title

See to it that thy fear of God be not hypocrisy (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 11th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-10; Gospel: Luke 18: 9-14
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 11th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: August 8, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Ecclesiasticus 1: 28 (Mvt. 1); Christoph Tietze (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [Wustmann & Neumann and also W. Murray Young suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.]

German-1 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-8 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Ich armer Mensch, ich armer Sünder

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.51 MB] | Score BGA [1.47 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 146 (BWV 179: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 348 (BWV 179: Oboes) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

References

BGA: XXXV | NBA: I/20 | BC: A 121 | Zwang: K 38 | First Published: Berlin, 1843 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 26, 2001; Week of September 4, 2005; Week of November 13, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Cantata Pilgrimage DVD - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Complete Cantatas Vol. 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas VII
.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 41, BWV 179
[L-21]

 

Cantata BWV 179 [19:40]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Elisabeth Meinel-Asbahr; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hans Hauptmann

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-288
Cantate 640 227

1950

CD / TT: 65:16
LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 46
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 54

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb 1974 (rest); Feb 1982 (Mvt. 5)

TT: 16:50

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

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

Archiv Produktion

Mar, Oct 1976; Jun 1977

TT: 14:39

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 41 - BWV 175-179
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. 53 - BWV 177-179

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 179 [12:54]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Helmut Wittek (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl

Telefunken 6.35755
Teldec 8.35755 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81157-2
Warner Classics 8573-81157-5

P 1988

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 87:50
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 58:17
CD / TT: 58:17

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 179 [13:55]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 10 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / III - BWV 105, 179, 186

 
 

Cantata BWV 179 [14:42]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Miah Persson; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 951

Feb 1999

CD / TT: 63:12

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 179 [15:15]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Knut Schoch: Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Trinity Cantatas II [C-12]

 

Cantata BWV 179 [15:01]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Stephan Loges

Archiv Produktion 463591

Sep 3, 2000

CD / TT: 64:20

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St. David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.
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9

Bach Cantata Pilgrimage [D-1]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Stephan Loges

BBC Opus Arte

2000

DVD / TT:

Filmed at St Davids Cathedral, Dyfed, UK.
Probably the same recording as [8] above.
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10

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 179 [16:17]

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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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2001 - March 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (June 2009), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Ed Myskowski (January 2007)

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