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Cantata BWV 197
Gott ist unsre Zuversicht

Ref.

BWV 197

German Title

Gott ist unsre Zuversicht

English Title

God is our trust (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for a wedding

Composed

Originally composed for a Christmas cantata, Ehre ist Gott in der Höhe, Leipzig, 1728 (BWV 197a, lost); Revised as a Wedding Cantata: Leipzig, 1736-1737
1st performance: 1736-1737 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvt. 5); After Georg Neumark (Mvt. 10); Anon (Mvts. 1-4, 6-9)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; Four-part chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, oboe d’amore, 2 transverse flutes, 2 bassoons, strings, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Chorale | Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Recitative | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Recitative | Mvt. 10: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.11 MB] | Score BGA [4.24 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 91 (BWV 197; 0197a/6, 8\: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 10
Capella: Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 5 ver 2 | Mvt. 10 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score [Whittaker]
Chorale Melody: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

References

BGA: XIII/1 | NBA: I/33 | BC: B 16 | Zwang: K 198 | First Published: BG, 1864 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentaries

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 24, 2002; Week of May 11, 2008; Week of March 1, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 197
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 197
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 197a

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

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 50, BWV 83, BWV 197 [E-2]
Bach: Kantaten BWV 205, 197

 

Cantata BWV 197 [LP: 30:20; CD: 31:58]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Boy Alto: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken SAWT-9539
Telefunken 6.41101
Teldec 0630-12321-2

Mar 2 & May 7 & Sep 12-18, 1967

LP / TT: 54:20
LP / TT: 54:20
CD / TT: 72:11

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantates de mariage [C-1]

Cantata BWV 197 []

Justus von Websky

Chorale et Orchestre de Chambre Justus von Websky; Ensemble de trompettes H. Zickler; Harpsichord: M. Roch

Soprano: Odile Pietti; Contralto: Anne Bartelloni; Bass: Jacques Villisech

Disque Charlin AMS-108/109

Late 1960’s

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at Centre d’enregistrement des Champs-Élysées (CECE), Paris, France.

3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 66
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 59

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Soprano: Costanza Cuccaro; Alto: Mechthild Georg; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb 1984

TT: 26:35

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Feb-Mar 1984. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 45 - BWV 196-199
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. 59 - BWV 196 & 197

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 197 [30:01]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master - Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Jan Patrick O'Farrell (Solof the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: René Jacobs; Bass: Harry van der Kamp
Harpsichord: Siebe Henstra

Telefunken 244-194-1
Teldec 244 194-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91764-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81151-2
Warner Classics 8573-81151-5

P 1989

2-LP / TT: 102 min
2-CD / TT: 101:41
6-CD / TT: 300:04
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 42:25
CD / TT: 42:25

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 197 [27:57]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 21
J.S. Bach: Wedding Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 5)

 
 

Cantata BWV 197 [25:51]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72221
Antoine Marchand CC-72284

May 9-14, 2002 [Mvt. 7]
Sep 25-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvts. 2-4, 6, 8]
Feb 23-24, 2003 [Mvt. 1, 5, 9-10]

3-CD / TT: 197:59
CD / TT: 74:21

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 20

Cantata BWV 197 [19:53] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 20

Dec 17, 2005

CD / TT: 55:20

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

Bachfest Leipzig 2010 - Ausgewählte Höhepunkte [C-20]

 

Cantata BWV 197 [27:55]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Bass: Peter Kooy

Bach-Archiv Leipzig

Jun 12, 2010

2-CD / TT: 148:38

Recorded live during Bachfest Leipzig at Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 54 - Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, Cantatas · 14 · 100 · 197 · 197a (Cantatas from Leipzig 1730s-40s (III))

 
 

Cantata BWV 197 [28:37]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Bass: Peter Kooy
Jean-François Madeuf (Trumpet); Kiyomi Suga (Flauto traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Yukiko Murakami (Bassoon); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin)

BIS 2021

Sep 2012

SACD / TT: 75:40

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Producer: Jens Braun; Sound engineer: Andreas Ruge; Tuner: Akimi Hayashi.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - August 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Stefan Heise (January 2011),
Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Ed Myskowski (May 2008), Claude Role (June 2010), Ehud Shiloni (August 2006)

Cantatas BWV 197 & BWV 197a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 197 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 197 | Details & Recordings of BWV 197a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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