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Cantata BWV 180
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

Ref.

BWV 180

German Title

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

English Title

Adorn yourself, beloved soul (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 20th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Ephesians 5: 15-21; Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 20th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: October 22, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Franck (Mvts. 1, 3, 7); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4-6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 transverse flutes, oboe, oboe da caccia (English horn), violoncello piccolo, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.29 MB] | Score BGA [2.65 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 7 ver
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 7 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

References

BGA: XXXV | NBA: I/25 | BC: A 149 | Zwang: K 93 | First Published: BG, 1888 | Autograph score (facsimile): Stuttgart, Internationale Bachakademie

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 5, 2000; Week of October 8, 2006; Week of June 10, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Epiphany Mass - conducted by Paul McCreesh
Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 26 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 180 [25:55]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Ingrid Lorenzen; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Walter Hauck

Audite 21.415

Oct 9, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 23
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 70, Cantata No. 180 [L-23]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 19, 40, 70, 140, 149, 180
[C-4]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 180 [28:07]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Hedy Graf; Alto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato STU-70588
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1119
Erato 0630-11223-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

Feb 1970

LP / TT: 54:36
LP / TT: 54:36
2-CD / TT: 146:08
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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3

J,S. Bach: Cantata BWV 180 [R-1]

 

Cantata BWV 180 [26:57]

Erhard Mauersberger

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Sioprano: Sibylle Suske; Altos: Gerda Schriever; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster

Radio Broadcasting

c1970

MC

Source: Radio Broadcasting

4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis, Alto: Trudeliese Schmidt, Tenor: Peter Schreier, Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Oct 1977; Mar, May 1978

TT: 27:03

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 54
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 54

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Carolyn Watkinson; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Feb, Oct 1979

TT: 23:15

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 42 - BWV 180-184
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. 54 - BWV 180-182

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 180 [24:53]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Jan Patrick O'Farrell (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35799
Teldec 8.35799 ZK & 242 738-2
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81156-2
Warner Classics 8573-81156-5

Jan 9-12, 1987

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 107:21
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 70:04
CD / TT: 70:04

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas with Violoncelle Piccolo (Vol. 1)

 

Cantata BWV 180 [22:12]

Christophe Coin

Das Leipziger Concerto Vocale (Direction: Gotthold Schwarz) / Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Andreas Scholl; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Auvidis Astrée / Naïve

Nov 1993

CD / TT: 70:53

Recorded at Ponitz Kirche, Thüringen, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Epiphany Mass [C-1]

Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Soprano: Ann Monoyios; Counter-tenor: Angus Davidson; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion

Apr, May, Nov 1997

TT: 19:56

Recorded at Parish Church, Brand-Erbisdorf (Saxony) & Cathedral, Freiburg (Saxony), Germany.
See: Epiphany Mass - conducted by Paul McCreesh
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9

Summer Bach Collegium: Bach Cantata Series, Concert III [IU-30]

 

Cantata BWV 180 [23:03]

(Jan Harrington); Mark Hardy [BWV 180]

Bach Collegium Chorus / Bach Collegium Orchestra

Various student soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Jul 26, 1997

MC / TT: 56:03

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

10

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 180 [23:41]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-80220-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72210

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 224:01

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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11

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 180 [22:44]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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12

Bach Cantatas Vol. 11: Genova/Greenwich
For the 20th Sunday after Trinity
For the 21st Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 180 [22:48]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Alto: Sara Mingardo; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 168

Nov 4, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:05

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Cattedtrale di San Lorenzo, Genova, Italy.
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13

Musikwochen Weserbergland 2002 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 180 [24:01]

Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss

Göttinger Vokalensemble (Director: Guido Mürmann), Hamelner Kammerchor St. Nikolai / Barockorchester der Musikwochen Weserbergland

Soprano: Cornelia Samuelis; Counter-tenor: Alexander Osthelder; Tenor: Lothar Blum; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Musikwochen Weserbergland

May 5, 2002

2-CD / TT: 70:10 + 79:55

Recorded at St Marien-Kirche Hessisch-Olsendorf, Germany.
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14

Bach-Tage Wuppertral 2003 - II [C-1]

Wolfgang Kläsener

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke / Il Dolcimelo

Soprano: Clementine Jesdinsky; Counter-tenor: Franz Vitzthum; Tenor: Markus Schneider-Francke; Bass: Christian Palberg

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke

Mar 2003

TT:

 

15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 26 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 96, 122, 180

 
 

Cantata BWV 180 [21:18]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Timothy Kenworthy-Brown; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1401

Jun 7-10, 2003

CD / TT: 52:57

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 26 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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16

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 1: "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" - Cantatas BWV 98 · 180 · 56 · 55

 

Cantata BWV 180 [23:16]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Sophie Karthäuser; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Dominik Wörner

Accent 25301

Oct 2004

SACD / TT: 69:43

Recorded at l'Eglise des Minimes à Bruxelles, Belgium.
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17

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 18

Cantata BWV 180 [24:38] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Masayuki Hashimoto

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Eiichi Taira; Baritone: Masami Saeki; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 18

May 13, 2006

CD / TT: 65:02

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

18

Cantatas 180 & 79 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 180 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 3

Nov 5, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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19

Bach, Buxtehude, Telemann: Jesu meine Freude - German Baroque Cantatas Vol. 2 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 180 [21:57]

Stephan MacLeod

(OVPP - No Choir) / Gli Angeli Genève

Soloists: Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Stephan MacLeod
Ripienists: Soprano: Julla von Landsberg; Alto: Marie Hélène Essade; Tenor: Valerio Contando; Bass: Gaston Sister

Sony Vivarte 627402

Jan 8-11, 2009

CD / TT: 78:45

Recorded at Studio Ernest Ansermet, Genève, Switzeland.
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20

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 180 «Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele» [C-29]
Bachkantaten N°5 (BWV 180, 42, 191)

 
 

Cantata BWV 180 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Maria Cristina Kiehr; Counter-tenor: Jan Börner; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz
Special guest: Christophe Coin (Violoncello piccolo)

Gallus Media
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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Oct 23, 2009

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 64:41

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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21

J.S. Bach: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (BWV 45); Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (BWV 81); Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (BWV 180) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 180 [21:23]

David Chin (Conductor); Adrian Demian (Concert Master)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Instrumental Ensemble

Soprano: Elizabeth Phillips; Mezzo-soprano: Ashley Hill-Hibbard; Tenor: Pablo Bustos; Baritone: Thomas Lehman
Greg Perrin (Violin); Jebat Kee (Viola); Jisun Kim (Cello); Julia Shulman-Keller (Double bass); Anne Lam (Organ); Jackie Arrington (Flute); Sarah Winstein-Hibbs (Flute); Zac Hammond (Oboe); June Kim (Oboe)

YouTube

Mar 22, 2013

Video / TT: 51:06

Recorded & filmed live at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Rochester, New York, USA. Audio recording by Carl Pultz.
Watch this performance on YouTube: Cantata BWV 180 [21:23]

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - April 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (September 2005), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Piotr Jaworski (December 2004), Peter Tanzer (November 2001)

Cantata BWV 180: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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