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Cantata BWV 190
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied!

Ref.

BWV 190

German Title

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied!

English Title

Sing unto the Lord a new song! (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ, Holy Name] [Incomplete]
Readings: Epistle: Galatians 3: 23-29; Gospel: Luke 2: 21
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Turning Time

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: January 1, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1735-1740 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 149: 1, Psalm 150: 4, Psalm 150: 6 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 2); Johannes Herman (Mvt. 7). Anon [probably Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander)] (Mvts 2-6)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset | Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum]

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, oboe d’amore, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Chorale & Recitative [B, T, A] | Mvt. 3: Aria [A] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) [T, B] | Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.16 MB] | Score BGA [2.65 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 127 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 88 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 7 ch
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum] | Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

References

BGA: XXXVII | NBA: I/4 | BC: A 21 | Zwang: K 55 | First Published: BG, 1891 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek [inc.]

Commentary

English: Crouch | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 10, 2003; Week of January 15, 2006; Week of August 9, 2009; Week of January 3, 2016

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 190
Details of Cantata BWV 190a
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 190

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4
Discussions - Part 5
Discussions - Part 6 (4th round)

Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Baker does Bach - conducted by Menuhin & Marriner

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-08372 [R-71]

 

Cantata BWV 190 [21:55]

Max Thurn

Members of NDR-Chor (1); Knabenchor des NDR (2) / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Alto: Ursula Zollenkopf; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Günther Wilhelms
Johannes Schlömer (Oboe d'amore); Conrad Reinecke (Bach Trumpet); Ernst Moelheinrich (Bach Trumpet); Adolf Scherbaum (Bach Trumpet)
Basso continuo: Edmund Michalek (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass); Gerhard Gregor (Organ)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Nov 1, 1961

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 137 und 190 [C-3] (LP)
J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 137, 190, 131
[C-3] (CD)

 

Cantata BWV 190, reconstructed by Walther Reinhart [19:29]

Hans Thamm

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Das Consortium Musicum

Alto: Ingeborg Ruß; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Franz Crass
Edward H. Tarr, Louis Duquénoy, Emil Hermann (Trumpets); Wenzel Pridia (Timpani); Werner Neuhaus (Violin); Helmut Hucke (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Rudolf Zartner (Positive Organ) [Walcker]; Hans Plümacher (Violoncello); Emil Morneweg (Double-bass); Rudolf Seith (Bassoon)

EMI Elektrola 1C-063-28997
Rondeau Production ROP-1021

Aug 16-20, 1966

LP / TT: 35:07
CD / TT: 60:00

Recorded in Münster zu Heilsbronn/Mittelfranken, Bavaria, Germany.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 190: Complete Cantata [19:37] || Complete Cantata: Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:33] + Mvt. 2: Chorale & Recitative [B, T, A] [2:14] + Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [3:25] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] [1:39] + Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [T, B] [3:07] + Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] [:40] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [2:02]
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten [C-2], [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 190, reconstructed by Walther Reinhart (Mvts. 1-2, 1948) []

Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

Tölzer Knabenchor / Collegium Aureum

Boy Alto: Ulrich Wand (Soloist from Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Ulrich Studer

EMI Electrola
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 1C-265-99667
Orbis 66 399 7

Apr 1977

LP / TT:

Recorded at Pfarrkirche, Lenggries, Bavaria, Germany.
Download from: SendSpace [wav]

4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 19 (Cantatas BWV 143, 190, 41)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 57 (Cantatas BWV 188, 190-192)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 190, reconstructed by Olivier Alain (Mvts. 1-2) [CD-1: 17:57; CD-2: 17:58]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Niklaus Tüller
Hans Wolf, Walter Schetsche, Rainer Kuch (Trumpets); Karl Schad (Timpani); Allan Vogel, Hedda Rothweiler, Dietmar Keller (Oboes), Günther Passin (Oboe d'amore); Paul Gerhard Leihenseder (Bassoon); Hans Häublein (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.870
Hänssler 92.057
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Dec 1977; Jan 1978

CD / TT: 60:33
CD / TT: 73:13
MP3 / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 188, BWV 190, BWV 191, BWV 192 [73:17] | Cantatas BWV 188, BWV 190, BWV 191, BWV 192 [73:18]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon/.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas [B-0]

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 190, reconstructed by Ton Koopman [16:18]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin/Viola d'amore); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe/Oboe d'amore); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, María-Luz Álvarez; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Kevin McLean-Mair, Geert Berghs; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader/Viola d'amore], Marshall Marcus, Foskien Kooistra, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Lisa Ferguson, Carlo Marona, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson; Violas: Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson; Double-bass/Violone: Nicholas Pap; Oboes/Oboes d'amore/Oboes da caccia: Marcel Ponseele, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker; Trumpets: Stephen Keavy, Jonathan Impen, James Ghigi; Timpani: Luuk Nagtegaal; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias], Jon Kleinbussink [choirs]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206
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Antoine Marchand CC-72230
Teldec

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00
3-CD / TT: 196:00
MP3 / TT: 195:22
3-CD / TT: 214:53
11-CD / TT:

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 190: Complete Cantata [16:11] | Complete Cantata [16:13] | Mvt. 1: Chorus, Mvt. 5: Aria - Duet [T, B] & Mvt. 7: Chorale [9:14]
Buy this album at:
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Antoine Marchand 3-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | ClassicsOnline | iTunes
Christmas Cantatas 3-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes
Teldec 11-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

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6

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 19

Cantata BWV 190 [19:02] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Eiichi Taira; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 19

May 24, 1997

CD / TT: 63:26

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

7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 16: New York
For the Sunday after Christmas (BWV 225, 152, 122, 28, 190)

 
 
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Cantata BWV 190, reconstructed by Diethard Hellmann [16:53]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Katharine Fuge, Joanne Lunn, Gillian Keith, Elin Manahan Thomas, Charlotte Mobbs; Altos: William Towers, Robin Tyson, Frances Jellard, James Burton; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Robert Murray, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Christopher Foster, Michael McCarthy, Edward Caswell
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Matthew Truscott, Debbie Diamond; Violins 2: Peter Lissauer, Rodolfo Richter, Jane Gillie, Deidre Ward; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivary, Rosemary Nalden; Cellos: McGillvray, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, James Eastaway, Mark Baigent; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Trumpets: Gabriele Cassone, Paul Sharp, Mauro Bernasoni; Timpani: Adrian Bending; Harpsichord: Howard Moody; Organ: Silas John Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-137
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Dec 31, 2000

CD / TT: 77:29
MP3 / TT: 76:48

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York City, New York, USA.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Dirk Sobotka (Soundbyte NYC); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 190: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:37] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:27]
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 21 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 (BWV 65, 81, 83, 190)

 
 

Cantata BWV 190, reconstructed by Masato Suzuki (Mvt. 1) & Masaaki Suzuki (Mvt. 2) [17:34]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa, Mikiko Suzuki; Altos: Robin Blaze, Tamaki Suzuki. Yukie Tamura, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: James Gilchrist, Eriya Itabashi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Tetsuya Oi, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Trumpet I: Toshio Shimada; Trumpet Il: Osamu Kumashiro; Trumpet III: Ayako Murata; Timpani: Maarten van der Valk; Oboes (also Oboe d'amore): Masamitsu San'nomiya [1st], Koji Ezaki [2nd]; Atsuko Ozaki [3rd]; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Takeshi Kiriyama, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki. Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita. Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1311
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Feb 12-14, 2002

CD / TT: 69:32
MP3 / TT: 69:23

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Rita Hemeyer; Producer: Uli Schneider; Digital Editing: Uli Schneider.
See: Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 190: Complete Cantata [18:05] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:46]
Buy this album at:
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9

Washington Bach Consort, 2002-2003 Season / Noontime Cantata Concert Series, Series 14, Concert 4. 2003-02-04 [N14-4]

 

Cantata BWV 190 []

J. Reilly Lewis

Washington Bach Consort chorus and orchestra

Alto: Rachel Malone Sarracco (as Rachael Malone); Tenor: Gary Glick; Baritone: Scott Auby

Washington Bach Consort

Feb 4, 2003

CD / TT: 33:05

Includes brief remarks by the conductor before the 2nd work.
Recorded live at Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 420746342)

10

J.S. Bach - Cantata 190 - Singet dem Herrn

 

Cantata BWV 190 [18:11]

Dag-Ulrik Almqvist

Chorus Sanctae Ceciliae / Camerata Bux

Alto: Ellinor Hellman; Tenor: Mikael Grönroos; Bass: Dag-Ulrik Almqvist

YouTube

Nov 22, 2009

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live in Helsinki, Finland.
Watch on YouTube:

Cantata BWV 190 [18:11]: Part 1 [10:00] + Part 2 [8:11]

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11

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mBach, Vol. 2: Weinchnacten · Christmas (Cantatas BWV 63, 110, 190)

 

Cantata BWV 190 [17:54]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Alto: Stefan Kahle (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig);Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Matthias Weichert

Rondeau Production ROP-4043

Jan 21-22, 2011

CD / TT: 74:18

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, in the frame of Thomaskirche Leipzig: Church Services, Motets & Concerts.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 190: Complete Cantata [18:02]
Buy this album at:
CD (2011): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - January 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Marijke Halberstadt (March 2003), Matthias Hansen (June 2011), Flavio Lorenzelli (June 2003), Deniel Michel (December 2007), Christian Moll (October 2009), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (October-November 2011), Peter Smaill (August 2006)

Cantata BWV 190: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Cantata BWV 190a: Details & Complete Recordings
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

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