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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 2
Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

Ref.

BWV 2

German Title

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

English Title

Ah God, look down from Heaven (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Choral Cantata for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 John 3: 13-18; Gospel: Luke 14: 16-24

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: June 18, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 6 - after Psalm 12); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Arabic-1 | Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-1 | Dutch-2 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 4 trombones, 2 violins, 2 oboes, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.46 MB] | Score BGA [1.73 MB] | Fascimile
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

References

BGA: I | NBA: I/16 | BC: A 98 | Zwang: K 75 | First Published: BG, 1851 | Autograph score (facsimile): Private collection, London

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 9, 2002; Week of June 4, 2006; Week of May 22, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 1 - BWV 1-4
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-3

 

Cantata BWV 2 [18:40 / 19:02]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35027
Teldec 8.35027 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81012-2
Warner Classics 8573-81012-5

Dec 1970; Mar-Apr 1971

2-LP / TT: 85 min
2-CD / TT: 88:32
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 68:27
CD / TT: 68:27

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 39
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 1

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Feb 1979

TT: 18:08

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany. In the Bachakademie Edition the date is Feb 1987.
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3

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták I [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 2 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay

Lutherania

Jun 8, 1997

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 8th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 2 [17:27]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-80220-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72210

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 224:01

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 2 [17:58]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2: Paris/Zürich
For the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 2 [16:17] 

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 165

Jul 2-3, 2000

2-CD / TT: 146:54

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, France.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the First and Second Sundays After Trinity [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 2 [19:27]

Craig Smith

Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music (Chorus Master: Michael Beattie)

Alto: Susan Trout; Tenor: William Hite; Bass: Paul Guttry

Koch International Classics 3-7535-2H1

Sep 5-15, 2001

2-CD / TT: 146:15

Recorded at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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8

J.S. Bach: “O Ewigkeit du Donnerwort” - Cantatas BWV 2, 20 & 176 [C-14]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

May 2002

TT: 16:25

Recorded at Stolberger Saal, Köln, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 29 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 2, 3, 38, 135

 

Cantata BWV 2 [17:04]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan & Concerto Palatino Brass Ensemble

Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1461

Jun 25-29, 2004

SACD / TT: 71:39

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 29 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 7: "O Ewigkeit du Donnerwort" - Cantatas BWV 20 · 2 · 10

 

Cantata BWV 2 [18:20]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Siri Thornhill; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25307

Jul 2007

SACD / TT: 64:38

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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11

Bachkantaten auf Lutherlieder (J.S. Bach: Luther-Kantaten) [C-1]

Cantata BWV 2 []

Roland Wilson

La Capella Ducale / Musica Fiata

Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Aug 10, 2012

CD / TT:

Recorded at Augustinerkirche, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany, during MDR Musik Sommer.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - July 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

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