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Cantata BWV 194
Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

Ref.

BWV 194

German Title

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

English Title

O greatly longed-for feast of joy (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Trinity Sunday
Readings: Epistle: Romans 11: 33-36; Gospel: John 3: 1-15
Dedication of the Church and the Organ at Störmthal

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: November 2, 1723 - Störmthal
2nd performance: June 4, 1724 - Leipzig
3rd performance: June 16, 1726 - Leipzig
4th performance: May 20, 1731 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Heermann (Mvt. 6); Paul Gerhardt (Mvt. 12); Anon (Mvts. 1-5, 7-11)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-7 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Treuer Gott, ich muß dir klagen | Wach auf, mein Herz, und singe

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale | Mvt. 7: Recitative | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Recitative (Duet) | Mvt. 10: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 11: Recitative | Mvt. 12: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.75 MB] | Score BGA [3.85 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 43, Faszikel 3 (BWV 194: Störmthaler Fassung: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 1 (BWV 194: Störmthaler Fassung, 1. Leipziger Fassung: Parts) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 1 (BWV 194: 2. Leipziger Fassung, BWV 194a: Parts) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 2 (BWV 194: 1. Leipziger Fassung/3-8: Organ) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 3 (BWV 194: 2. Leipziger Fassung/ 12, 2-5, 7, 10: Parts) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 4 (BWV 194: Störmthaler Fassung: BC) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver | Mvt. 12
Capella: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 12 | Mvt. 12 ver 2 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele | Nun laßt uns Gott dem Herren

References

BGA: XXIX | NBA: I/31 | BC: A 91, B 31 | Zwang: K 49 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 26, 2002; Week of November 27, 2005; Week of March 27, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 194
Details of Cantata BWV 194a
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 194

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 16 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 65
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 58

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Judith Beckmann; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Sep 1976; Jan 1977

TT: 47:12

On Edition Bachakademie the date for all Mvts. is Jan 1977. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 44 - BWV 192, 194-195
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. 58 - BWV 194 & 195

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [39:13]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Sopranos: Hans Stricker, Stefan Gienger (Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson

Telefunken 244-193-1
Teldec 244 193-2 ZK
Teldec 4509-91764-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81152-2
Warner Classics 8573-81152-5

Jan/Mar 1987

2-LP / TT: 71 min
CD / TT: 70:41
6-CD / TT: 300:04
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 58:19
CD / TT: 58:19

Recorded at Casino Zogernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 

Cantata BWV 194 [35:28]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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4

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [39:41]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenors: Nico van der Meel, Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99374

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 27: Blythburgh/Kirkwell
For Whit Tuesday
For Trinity Sunday

 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [18:49]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 138

Jun 18, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:27

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 16 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 119, 194

 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [38:37]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Baritone: Jochen Kupfer

BIS 1131

Nov 9-10, 2000

CD / TT: 62:50

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 16 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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7

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

Cantata BWV 194 [44:24] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

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

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 19

May 13, 2006

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

8

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 8: Trinitatis · Trinity - Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 75, 194

 

Cantata BWV 194 [41:50]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

BWV194: Boy Sopranos: Friedrich Praetorius [20], Johann Beyer [25-26]; Conrad Zuber [21] (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Martin Petzold; Baritone: Georg Streuber

Rondeau Production ROP-4036
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Jun 27-28, 2008

CD / TT: 78:47
MP3 / TT: 78:47

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (October 2013), Thomas Shepherd (January 2008), Anne Voisin, Discothèque Centrale de Radio France (December 2011)

Cantatas BWV 194 & BWV 194a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 194 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 194 | Details of BWV 194a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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