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Cantata BWV 191
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Ref.

BWV 191

Latin Title

Gloria in excelsis Deo

English Title

Glory to God in the Highest (W. Murray Young, Richrad Stokes)

Event

Missa Cantata (Latin Music) for Christmas Day
Readings: Epistle: Titus 2: 11-14 / Isaiah 9: 2-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14

Composed

Leipzig, 1733 (Stokes) or 1743-1746
1st performance: 1743-1746 - Leipzig

Text

Luke 2: 14 (Mvt. 1); 4th century Trinitarian (Mvts. 2, 3)

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

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 3: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [3.10 MB] | Score BGA [5.14 MB]

References

BGA: XLI | NBA: I/2 | BC: E 16 | Zwang: K 201 | First Published: BG, 1894 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Baroque Choral Guild | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 23, 2001; Week of December 21, 2008; Week of March 8, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1
Discussions - Part 2
Discussions - Part 3

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 2: BWV 26, BWV 62, BWV 191 [D-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [15:53]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Herrat Eicker; Tenor: Dieter Ellenbeck
Heinz Zickler (Trumpet); Hernert Thal (Trumpet); Klaus Gehring (Trumpet); Werner Richter (Flute); Annegret Lucke (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Hans Bogacki (Oboe); Gernot Klein (Bassoon); Almut Moster (Cello); Klaus Jänicke (Double-bass); Willibald Bibo (Harpsichord); Hildegard Rahe (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980016

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 55:01

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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2

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]
J.S. Bach: 10 Festkantaten [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:53]

Helmut Winschermann

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke (Chorus Master: Helmut Kahlhöfer) / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Feb 1971

5-CD / TT: 352:39
10-LP / TT:

 

3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 16
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 57

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Nobuko Gamo-Yamamoto; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus

Hänssler

Feb, May 1971

TT: 16:35

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Vokal- und Istrumentalmuzik im Ratzeburger Dom [C-1]

Cantata BWV 191 []

Neithard Bethke

Ratzeburger Domchor / Camerata Cathedralis Raceburgensis

Soprano: Shoko Sugimoto; Tenor: Thomas Dewald

RDM 08/09 12 81

1981

LP / TT:

 

5

Program, 1987-1988, No. 365 [IU-19]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [15:56]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers

Vocal soloists: unknown

Indiana University School of Music

Dec 8, 1987

3 sound tape reels / TT: 55 min

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

6

Baroque Fest [C-2]

Michel Corboz

Ensemble vocal de Lausanne

Soprano: Naoko Okada; Tenor: Richard Margison

CBC Records

1987

TT: 13:56 / 14:08

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7

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium [V-2]

Ludwig Güttler

Concentus Vocalis Wien (Chorus Master: Herbert Böck) / Virtuosi Saxoniae

Soprano: Christiane Oelze; Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz

Dresden Classics

Jan 1995

TT: 16:51

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 21
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas [B-0]

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:48 / 14:44]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Caroline Stam; Tenor: Paul Agnew

Antoine Marchand CC-72221
Antoine Marchand CC-72230
Teldec

Mar 9-17, 1999

3-CD / TT: 197:59
3-CD / TT: 214:53
11-CD / TT

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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3-CD (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline
Christmas Cantatas 3-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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Teldec 11-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 18: Weimar/Leipzig/Hamburg
For Christmas Day & for Epiphany
For the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 [13:42]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Claron McFadden; Tenor: Christoph Genz

Soli Deo Gloria 174

Dec 25, 1999

2-CD / TT: 131:09

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Herderkirche, Weimar, Germany.
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10

Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Bach / Mondonville / Vivaldi [C-3]

Cantata BWV 191, edited by Neil Crory [14:18]

Ivars Taurins (Conductor, Choir Director); Jeanne Lamon (Music Director)

Tafelmusik Chamber Choir & Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Ann Monoyios; Tenor: Colin Ainsworth

CBC

Oct 15-16, 2006

CD / TT: 66:59

Recorded at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts, Toronto, Canada.
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11

Bach: Magnificat, Cantata BWV 191; Vivaldi: Gloria [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 191 [14:59]

Greg Funfgeld

Bach Choir of Bethlehem / The Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Julia Doyle; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield

Analekta 9873

Mar 5-7, 2009

CD / TT: 70:05

Recorded at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA, USA.

12

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 191 «Gloria in Excelsis Deo» [C-31]
Bachkantaten N°5 (BWV 180, 42, 191)

 
 

Cantata BWV 191 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke

Gallus Media
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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Dec 18, 2009

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

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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CD (2012) J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Shop
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13

MIT Concert Choir: Nov. 20, 2010 [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 191 []

William Cutter

MIT Concert Choir and MIT Chamber Chorus

Vocal soloists: unknown

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nov 20, 2010

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries.

14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 55 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar, Cantatas · 30 · 69 · 191 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1730s-40s (IV))

 
 
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Cantata BWV 191 [14:19]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková]; Tenor: Gerd Türk
Kiyomi Suga (Flauto Traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Ryo Terakado (Violin)

BIS 2031
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Feb 2013

SACD / TT: 68:40
MP3 / TT: 68:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Jens Braun; Tuner: Akimi Hayash.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2001 - November 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Matthias Hansen (June 2008), Frits V. Herbold (April 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Ehud Shiloni (August 2006)

Cantata BWV 191: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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