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Cantata BWV 20
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort [I]

Ref.

BWV 20

German Title

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort [I]

English Title

O eternity, O word of thunder (by Francis Browne)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 1st Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 John 4: 16-21; Gospel: Luke 16: 19-31

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: June 11, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Rist (Mvts. 1, 7, 11); Anon (Mvts. 2-6, 8-10)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [2.29 MB] | Score BGA [3.42 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 11
Capella: Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 7 ver 2 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wach auf, mein Geist, erhebe dich/O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

References

BGA: II | NBA: I/15 | BC: A 95 | Zwang: K 74 | First Published: BG, 1852 | Autograph score (facsimile): Basle, Paul-Sacher-Stiftung

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 2, 2002; Week of May 28, 2006; Week of April 24, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3
Discussions - Part 4 (3rd round)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 39
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 6

Helmuth Rilling

Frankfurter Kantorei / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Altos: Verena Gohl, Martha Kessler; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer, Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

June-July 1970

TT: 33:04

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 5 - BWV 17-20
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 2 - BWV 20-36
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 7 - BWV 20 & 21

 

Cantata BWV 20 [26:29 / 26:55]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

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

Telefunken 6.35031
Teldec 8.35031 ZL
Teldec 4509-91756-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81208-2
Warner Classics 8573-81208-5

Jan+Apr 1972

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 78:51
2-CD / TT: 73:48
6-CD / TT: 385:33
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 63:57
CD / TT: 63:57

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?)
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 20 [26:54]

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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4

Bach Edition Vol. 18 - Cantatas Vol. 9

 
 

Cantata BWV 20 [28:10]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics

Spring 2000

TT:

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: City of London
For the 1st Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 20 [23:46]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Wilke te Brummelstroete; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 101

Jun 25, 2000

2-CD / TT: 148:26

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
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6

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

 

Cantata BWV 20 [29:24]

Craig Smith

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

Alto: Pamela Dellal; Tenor: Gerald Gray; Bass: David Kravitz

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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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 22 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 7, 20, 94

 
 

Cantata BWV 20 [23:58]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1321

Apr 19-23, 2002

CD / TT: 73:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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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: 25:30

Recorded at Stolberger Saal, Köln, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták IV [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 20 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra (Ferenc Kamarazenekar) (Artistic Leader: Lili Áldor)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay; Gábor Trajtler (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 9, 2002

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 13th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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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 20 [26:26]

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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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

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