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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
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Trinity Sunday
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)

Text: German-1 | German-6 (1) | German-6 (2) | German -6 (3) | German-7 (1) | German-7 (2) | German-7 (3) | 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-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | 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, continuo
Part 1: Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 3: Aria [B] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 5: Aria [S] | Mvt. 6: Chorale
Part 2: Mvt. 7: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 8: Aria [T] | Mvt. 9: Recitative - Duet [B, S] | Mvt. 10: Aria - Duet [S, B] | Mvt. 11: Recitative [B] | 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 (Störmthal) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 1 (Störmthal, Leipzig I) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 1 (Leipzig II) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 2 (Leipzig I) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 3 (Leipzig II) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 4 (Störmthal) [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

Commentaries

English: 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; Week of May 22, 2016

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)
Discussions - Part 4 (4th 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 (Cantatas BWV 28, 194)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 58 (Cantatas BWV 193-194)

 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [47:12]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Judith Beckmann; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Walter Heldwein
Hansjörg Schellenberger, Hedda Rothweiler, Dietmar Keller (Oboes); Günther Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Albert Boesen (Violin); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Harro Bertz (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Montserrat Torrent (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.828
Hänssler 92.058
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CD-1:Sep 1976; Jan 1977
CD-2: Jan 1977

CD / TT: 64:00
CD / TT: 68:03
MP3 / TT: 68:03

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck; Sound Engineer: Henno Quasthoff.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 194: Part 1 [23:51] + Part 2 [23:18]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 193, BWV 194 [68:02] | Cantatas BWV 193, BWV 194 [68:02]
Buy this album at:
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CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2: Amazon.com
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

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 (with original instruments)

Sopranos: Hans Stricker, Stefan Gienger (Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson
CMW: Oboes David Reichenberg, Hans Peter Westermann, Marie Wolf; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof, Karl Höffinger, Anita Mitterer, Peter Schoberwalter, Helmut Mitter, Walter Pfeiffer; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Violoncello: Herwig Tachezi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 244-193-1
Teldec 244 193-2 ZK
Teldec 4509-91764-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81152-2
Warner Classics 8573-81152-5
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Jan/Mar 1987

2-LP / TT: 71 min
CD / TT: 70:41
6-CD / TT: 300:04
MP3 / TT: 297:18
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 58:19
CD / TT: 58:19
MP3 / TT: 57:55

Recorded at Casino Zogernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 194: Complete Cantata [39:13] | Complete Cantata [39:13]
CD: Cantatas BWV 194, BWV 195 [58:18]
Buy this album at:
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15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


3

Bach Aria Festival & Institute, Saturday June 19, 1993: Staller Center for the Arts, University at Stony Brook: Panel discussion at 7:00 PM [and] concert at 8:30 PM [F93-1]

 

Cantata BWV 194: Part I (Mvts. 1-6) []

Samuel Baron

Bach Aria Festival Chorus / Bach Aria Festival Orchestra [Bach Aria Group]

Soprano: Julianne Baird; Baritone: Robert Honeysucker
Daniel Phillips (Violin); Timothy Eddy (Cello)

State University of New York at Stony Brook: Dept. of Music

Jun 19, 1993

3-CD / TT: 140:40

Recorded live at Staller Center for the Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, USA, in the frame of Bach Aria Festival and Institute.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 58751770)

4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [35:28]

Ton Koopman

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

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Patrick Beaugireaud (Oboe)
ABC: Sopranos: Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Francine van der Heijden, Annemieke Rademaker, Melanie Greve; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Kees van Hees
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Nicola Cleminson, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat; Violas: Martin Kelly, Katherine McGillivray; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Patrick Beaugireaud, Michel Henry, Stefaan Verdegem; Bassoon: Sally Jackson; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Bernard Winsemius [choir]; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209
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Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05
3-CD / TT: 206:05
MP3 / TT: 205:18

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Buy this album at:
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 10 (BWV 181-200)

 
 
 
 

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
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Tak, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann, Mimi Mitchel; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Double-basses: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 194/1,3,10,12], Ofer Frenkel [BWV 194/1,12], Kristin Linde [BWV 194/1,10,12]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99374
Brilliant Classics

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16
MP3 / TT: 338:31

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 194: Complete Cantata [39:40]
CD: Cantatas BWV 194, BWV 176, BWV 89 [63:02] | Cantatas BWV 194, BWV 176, BWV 89 [63:02]
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 27: Blythburgh/Kirkwell
For Whit Tuesday (BWV 184, 175)
For Trinity Sunday (BWV 194, 176, 165, 129)

 
 
1 
2.

Cantata BWV 194 [18:49]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Gillian Keith, Emma Preston-Dunlop, Katharine Fuge, Elisabeth Priday, Joanne Lunn; Altos: Elinor Carter, Mark Chambers, Angus Davidson, Charles Humphries; Tenors: Rory O'Connor, Paul Tindall, Peter Butterfield, Nicolas Robertson; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Charles Pott, Robert Evans, Michael McCarthy
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Penelope Spencer, Catherine Martin, Debbie Diamond, Jane Gillie; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Matthew Truscott, Silvia Schweinberger, Desmond Heath; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Katherine McGillivray, Colin Kitching; Cellos: Melanie Beck, Helen Verney; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Edouard Wesley, Mark Baigent, Jasu Moisio; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Harpsichord: Howard Moody; Organ: Robert Quinney

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-138
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Jun 18, 2000

2-CD / TT: 111:27
MP3 / TT: 110:28

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 194: Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:26] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [B] [1:07] + Mvt. 3: Aria [B] [4:20] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] [1:26] + Mvt. 5: Aria [S] [5:34] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [2:08]
Cantata BWV 194: Part 1 [18:49]
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7

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 194 [38:37]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Baritone: Jochen Kupfer
Chorus: Sopra: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Naoko Yamamura; Altos: Mutsumi Hatano, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Jochen Kupfer, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Oboe I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe II: Koji Ezaki; Oboe III: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Ryo Terakado [Leader], Yuko Araki, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Luna Oda, Keiko Watanabe; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Violone (Double-bass): Ken'ichi Naito; Bassoono: Seiichi Futakuchi; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1131
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Nov 9-10, 2000

CD / TT: 62:50
MP3 / TT: 61:42

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Dirk Ludemann; Producer: Jens Braun; Digital Editing: Martin Nagorni
See: Cantatas Vol. 16 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 194: Mvt. 3: Aria [B] [4:35]
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8

»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

9

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 8: Trinitatis · Trinity (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 Thomaskirche Leipzig: Cantata Church Services, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - May 2014)
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)

Cantata BWV 194: Details & Complete Recording | Recordings of Individual Movements
Cantata BWV 194a: Details
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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