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Cantata BWV 215
Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen

Ref.

BWV 215

German Title

Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen

English Title

Praise your good fortune, blessed Saxony (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Secular Cantata to celebrate the crowning of August III as King of Poland

Composed

Leipzig, 1734
1st performance: October 5, 1734 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Christoph Clauder

German Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 8-part Double Chorus (Mvt. 1), 4-part Chorus (Mvt. 9)
Orchestra: 3 trumpet, timpani, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, cello, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative & Arioso | Mvt. 9: Chorus

Score BGA [6.37 MB]

References

BGA: XXXIV | NBA: I/37 | BC: G 21 | Zwang: W 15 | First Published: BG, 1887 | Autograph score (Facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

AMG | Mincham | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 7, 2003; Week of September 28, 2008; Week of September 22, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 215 · Sinfonien aus Kantaten [ES-6]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart & Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Erna Spoorenberg; Tenor: Werner Krenn; Bass: Erich Wenk

Cantate-Musicaphon

Oct 1966

TT: 37:03

1st recording of Cantata BWV 215 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

Weltische Quellen des Weichnachts-Oratoriums [C-1]

Wilfried Fischer

Chor und Kammerorchester Collegium Musicum der Universität Tübingen

Sopran: Herrad Wehrung; Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Bruce Abel

Corona

Jul 1969

2-LP / TT:

 

3

Bach made in Germany Vol. VII - Secular Cantatas VI
Bach Edition Vol. 7 - Secular Cantatas
Bach: Dramma per musica BWV 215
[L-7]

Peter Schreier

Berliner Solisten (Chorus master: Dietrich Knothe) / Kammerorchester Berlin

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz

Eterna / Berlin Classics / Brilliant Classics

Nov 1979, Oct 1980, Oct 1981

TT: 31:58

Recorded at Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen BWV 215; Dem Gerechten muß das Licht BWV 195 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 215 [34:14]

Karl-Friedrich Beringer

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Collegium Musicum des Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Tenor: Paul Elliott; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Rondeau Production ROP-2006

May 24-28, 1986

CD / TT: 53:24

Recorded at Immanuelskirche, Wuppetal-Barmen, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 4
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas [B-0]

 

Cantata BWV 215 [32:19]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Els Bongers; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-15562-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72204
Teldec

Jan 1996

3-CD / TT: 219:03
3-CD / TT: 219:03
11-CD / TT:

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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6

Bach: Secular Cantatas BWV 208 & 215 [L-6]

Gustav Leonhardt

Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Soprano: Monika Frimmer; Tenor: John Elwes; Bass: David Wilson-Johnson

Philips

Nov 1996

TT: 33:28

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, England.

7

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 68 - Secular Cantatas

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Tenor: Markus Schäfer; Bass: Dietrich Henschel
Harpsichord: Michael Behringer

Hänssler

Jun 1999

TT: 31:23

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 215 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern [C-2]

Cantata BWV 215 [30:15]

David Timm

Leipziger Universitätschor / Pauliner Barockensemble, Leipzig

Soprano: Gesine Adler; Tenor: Hermann Oswald; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Querstand

2009

5-CD / TT:

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - June 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Rudolf Bayer (October 2003), Matthias Hansen (August 2006), Leslie Masters (August 2010)

Cantata BWV 215: Details & Complete Recordings | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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