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Cantata BWV 26
Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

Ref.

BWV 26

German Title

Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

English Title

Ah how fleeting, ah how long (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 24th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Colossians 1: 9-14; Gospel: Matthew 9: 18-26
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 24th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: November 19, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Michael Franck (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-8 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo including organ & horn
Mvt. 1: Chorale | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.65 MB] | Score BGA [2.47 MB]
Chorales Mvt. 6:
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

References

BGA: V/1 | NBA: I/27 | BC: A 162 | Zwang: K 98 | First Published: BG, 1855 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 10, 2002; Week of November 5, 2006; Week of September 16, 2012

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)

Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Volume 28 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
W. Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet (arranged music of J.S. Bach)

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 10
The Great Cantatas of J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 26, Cantata No. 130, Cantata No. 61 [L-10]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 8, 26, 43, 61, 85, 130, 182 [C-2]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 26 [18:27]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Erich Wenk

Erato LDE-3204 (Mono)
Erato STE-50085 (Stereo)
Musical Heritage Society MHS-516
Erato 4509-97407-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

Autumn 1961

LP / TT: 51:39
LP / TT: 51:39
LP / TT: 51:39
2-CD / TT: 147 min
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Contralto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Theo Adam

Archiv Produktion

Oct 1966

TT: 15:27

1st recording of Cantata BWV 26 by K. Richter. Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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3

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 2: BWV 26, BWV 62, BWV 191 [D-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 26 [16:40]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Herrat Eicker; Alto: Marie-Luise Gilles; Tenor: Alexander Young; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Werner Richter (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Jutta Schnitzler (Oboe); Karl-Heinz Dieckmann (Oboe); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Ruth Hellmann (Violin); Werner Taube (Cello); Reinhard Bertram (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980016

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 55:01

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 7 - BWV 24-27
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. 9 - BWV 26-29

 
 

Cantata BWV 26 [16:37 / 16:39]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Telefunken 6.35033
Teldec 8.35033 ZL
Teldec 4509-91756-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81207-2
Warner Classics 8573-81207-5

Jun, Oct & Nov 1972; Feb & Apr 1973

2-LP / TT: 65 min
2-CD / TT: 64:51
6-CD / TT: 385:33
15-CD / : 999:37
CD / TT: 58:44
CD / TT: 58:44

Recorded Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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5

Bach: Kantaten BWV 26, BWV 106 [L-5]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 173a, BWV 173, BWV 26
[C-5]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas V
Bach: Kantaten BWV 80, BWV 137, BWV 26 [C-16]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 26 [16:42 / 17:04]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Regina Werner; Alto: Rosemarie Lang; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Karl Suske (Violin); Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute); Peter Gütz (Oboe I); Fritz Hunger (Oboe II); Gerhard Flade (Oboe III)
Continuo: Almut Reuter (Organ); Host Fuchs (Bassoon); Siegfried Jäger (Violoncello)

Eterna 827028
Berlin Classics 0090362BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018282BC
Corona Classic Collection 0001142CCC
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May 1977

LP / TT: 37:02
CD / TT: 57:11
MP3 / TT: 57:00
CD / TT: 57:11
CD / TT: 58:22
MP3 / TT: 58:12

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Eberhard Geiger; Balance Engineer: Horst Kunze; Recording Engineer: Wolf-Dieter Stöbel; Editing: Liane Klasen.
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6

J.S. Bach: Kantatan / Cantatas BWV 80, BWV 26, BWV 116 [C-8]
J.S. Bach Compact Edition: Kantaten · Cantatas · Cantates
[B-2]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

1978

TT: 17:32

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 26 by K. Richter.
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7

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 59
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 8

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Doris Soffel; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Oct 1979; Apr 1980

TT: 14:44

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 26 "Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig", für Soli, Chor und Orchester; G. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, für eine Singstimme und Orchester auf Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert; G. Fauré: Messe de Requiem op. 48, für Sopran- und Baritonsolo, Chor und Orchester [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 26 []

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Dresdner Philharmonie

Soprano: Carola Nossek; Alto: Brigitte Pfretzschner; Tenor: Hitoshi Hatano; Baritone: Siegfried Lorenz; Ulrich Schicha (Organ)

Überspiel Kreuzchorarchiv

Feb 7, 1982

MC / TT: 75 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 3039
Source: WorldCat Libraries & SLUB Dresden

9

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 26 [16:26]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 19: Greenwich/Romsey
For the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
For the 4th Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Cantata BWV 26 [15:26]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 115

Jan 30, 2000

2-CD / TT: 127:33

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Romsey Abbey, England.
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11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 14

 
 

Cantata BWV 26 [14:23]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72214

Feb 28-Mar 6, 2000

3-CD / TT: 205.31

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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12

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták IV [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 26 []

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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13

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 3

Cantata BWV 26 [18:01] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

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

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 03

May 10, 2003

CD / TT: 63:05

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 28 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 26, 62, 116, 139

 

Cantata BWV 26 [14:48]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1451

Mar 16-19, 2004

SACD / TT: 68:44

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 28 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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15

Cantatas 26, 80, & Mendelssohn [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 26 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 6

Apr 11, 2007

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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16

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 26 «Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig» [C-30]

 

Cantata BWV 26 []

Rudolf Lutz (Conductor & Harpsichord)

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Susanne Frei; Alto: Antonia Frey; Tenor: Daniel Johannsen; Bass: Klaus Häger

Gallus Media

Nov 20, 2009

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Peter Bright (July 2005), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Fritz V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012), Russ Sackowitz (September 2008), Ehud Shiloni (March 2004), Roland Wörner (October 2002)

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