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Cantata BWV 185
Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe

Ref.

BWV 185

German Title

Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe

English Title

Merciful heart of love everlasting (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 4th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Romans 8: 18-23; Gospel: Luke 6: 36-42

Composed

Weimar, 1715
1st performance: July 14, 1715 - Weimar
2nd performance: possibly repeat performance in Weimar
3rd performance: June 20, 1723 - Leipzig
4th performance: 1746-1747 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-5); Johann Agricola (Mvt. 6)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, oboe, 2 violins, viola, fagott, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria (Duet) w/ Instrumental Chorale | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1248kb] | Score BGA [1.54 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 59 (BWV 185: Weimar 1: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 4 (BWV 185l: Weimar & Leipzig: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Capella: Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 [cap]

References

BGA: XXXVII | NBA: I/17.1 | BC: A 101 | Zwang: K 20 | First Published: Berlin, 1843 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 16, 2000; Week of May 8, 2005; Week of June 12, 2011

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. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 112 & BWV 185 [A-4]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Soprano: Claire Fassbender-Luz, Alto: Hetty Plümacher, Tenor: Werner Hohmann, Bass: Bruno Müller

Renaissance / Baroque / Joker

Jul 1951

LP / TT: 15:58

 

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 42
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 56

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér, Alto: Hildegard Laurich, Tenor: Aldo Baldin, Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1976

TT: 15:45

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Feb, May 1976. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 43 - BWV 185-188
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 10 - BWV 183-188, 192, 194-199
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 55 - BWV 183-185

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 185 [14:15]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Helmut Wittek (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson

Telefunken 6.35836
Teldec 8.35836 ZL & 244 179-2
Teldec 4509-91764-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81155-2
Warner Classics 8573-81155-5

P 1989

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 90:21
6-CD / TT: 300:04
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 51:46
CD / TT: 51:46

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1

 

Cantata BWV 185 [14:30]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Guy de Mey; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 98536
Antoine Marchand CC-72201

Nov 23-Dec 3, 1994

3-CD / TT: 180:18

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Koopman
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 4 - BWV 163, 165, 185, 199

 
 

Cantata BWV 185 [14:12]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Alto: Akira Tachikawa; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Stephan Schreckenberger

BIS 801

Jun 1996

CD / TT: 66:16

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 185 [15:09]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3: Tewkesbury/Mühlhausen
For the 4th Sunday after Trinity
For the 5th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 185 [14:41]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Nicolas Testé

Soli Deo Gloria 141

Jul 16, 2000

2-CD / TT: 138:15

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Tewkesbury Abbey,
England.
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8

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 185 «Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe» [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 185 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Regina Kabis; Counter-tenor: Alex Potter; Tenor: Jens Weber; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media A367

Jun 29, 2007

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2000 - March 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Rudolf Bayer (October 2003), John Grayovski (October 2006), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Walter Roth (June 2004), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008), David Sherr (November 2004)

Cantata BWV 185: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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