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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 31
Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

Ref.

BWV 31

German Title

Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

English Title

The heavens laugh! The earth rejoices (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Easter Sunday
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8; Gospel: Markus 16: 1-8
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Easter

Composed

Weimar, 1715; Re-fashioned for re-performances in Leipzig in 1724 and in 1731
1st performance: April 21, 1715 - Weimar
2nd performance: April 9, 1724 - Leipzig
3rd performance: March 25, 1731 - Leipzig

Text

Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1-8); Nikolaus Herman (Mvt. 9)

Text: German-1 | German-6 (1) | German-6 (2) | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 5-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, taille, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Sonata | Mvt. 2: Chorus | Mvt. 3: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 6: Aria [T] | Mvt. 7: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] | Mvt. 9: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.16 MB] | Score BGA [4.44 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): PL-Kj Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 1 [früher D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 1] | PL-Kj Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 2 [früher D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 2] | PL-Kj Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 3 [früher D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 3] | PL-Kj Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 4 [früher D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 14, Faszikel 4] [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 9
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 9 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist

References

BGA: VII | NBA: I/9 | BC: A 55 | Zwang: K 18 | First Published: BG, 1857 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

English: Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of April 15, 2001; Week of April 24, 2005; Week of June 6, 2010; Week of March 27, 2016

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project (1949-1952) [C-5]

 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [22:51]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Lilo Rolwes; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Gerhard Niese

Audite 21.415
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Mar 9+20+21, 1950

9-CD / TT: 631:06
MP3 / TT: 629:09

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Radio recordings. Previously unissued in any form.
Produser Comment | Press Kit German | Press Kit English
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31; Seven Easter Chorales [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31; Cantata No. 70 [L-11]

Cantata BWV 31 [22:25]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Kammerochester

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt; Bass: Walter Berry

Bach Guild BG-512
Bach Guild BG-615 (1962)

1952

LP / TT: 50 min
LP / TT: 50:20

Recorded in Europe.

3

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: 00-71837 [R-5]

 

Cantata BWV 31 [26:30]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Dorothea Förster-Dürlich; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk
Claus Hundsamer (Bach Trumpet); Karl Felten (Bach Trumpet); Heinz Malicke (Bach Trumpet); Johannes Schlömer (Oboe)
Basso continuo: Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass); Gerhard Gregor (Organ)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Apr 6-7, 1954

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 31 by M. Thurn.

4

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 31 & Magnificat BWV 243 [L-3]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Kantata BWV 31 (Osterkantate)
[C-3]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243; Cantata BWV 31: Der Himmel lacht"; Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
[B-1]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [21:06]

Marcel Couraud

L'ensemble vocal et instrumental de Stuttgart (Stuttgarter Chor und Orchester)

Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Contralto: Margarethe Bence; Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich (pseudonym "Werner S. Braun" on LP); Bass: August Messthaler
Friedrich Milde (Oboe d'amore); Martin Galling (Harpsichord)

Les Discophiles Français
Philips 835493-LY
Columbia ML-5342
Philips 4800217
=
Decca Eloquence 4803689

Jul 1956

LP / TT:
LP / TT:
LP / TT:
CD / TT: 58:04
MP3 / TT: 47:54
2-CD / TT: 93:02

Recorded at SDR Studio, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 1: Sonata [2:16] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:45] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [B] [2:31] + Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [3:30] + Mvt. 5: Recitative [T] [1:12] + Mvt. 6: Aria [T] [2:20] + Mvt. 7: Recitative [S] [0:52] + Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] [3:40] + Mvt. 9: Chorale [1:03]
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 6: Aria [T] [3:52] | Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] [4:51]
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5

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-08824 [R-74]

 

Cantata BWV 31 [24:45]

Max Thurn

NDR-Knabenchor; Members of NDR-Chor / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Soprano: Dorothea Förster-Dürlich; Tenor: Johannes Feyerabend; Bass: Rudolf Aue

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Apr 4-6, 1962

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 31 by M. Thurn.

6

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 16 (BWV 31, 105)
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31, Cantata No. 105 [L-16]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 6, 31, 67, 76, 80, 87
[C-3]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

Cantata BWV 31 [24:08]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Claudia Hellmann (Mvt. 2); Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Erich Wenk
Oboe: Pierre Pierlot; Trumpet: Maurice André; Horn: Hermann Baumann; Violoncello: Jacoba Muckel; Organ, Harpsichord: Eva Hoelderlin

Erato STE-50183
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1023
Erato 4509-98525-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 50:23
LP / TT: 50:23
2-CD / TT: 148:25
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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7

Bach: Cantata Nos. 31 "Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret", Cantata No. 50 "Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft"; Buxtehude: "O Gottes Stadt", Cantata for Soprano & Continuo [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret BWV 31, Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft BWV 50; Buxtehude: O Gottes Stadt
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [LP: 23:30; MP3: :02]

Dr. Kurt Bauer (Conductor & Organist)

Dresden Cathedral Choir & Orchestra

Soloists of the Dresden Cathedral (No Names)

Janus Piroquette JAS-19017
Orion LAN-0250

1965 (?)

LP / TT: 41:00
MP3 / TT: 40:09

Recorded in Europe. Recorded live with Karl Richter, under the pseudonym of Dr. Kurt Bauer.
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8

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 9 (BWV 31-34)
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. 10 (BWV 30-31)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [20:56 / 20:59]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano & Alto: Soloists of the Wiener Sängerknaben; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
CMW: Natural Trumpets: Josef Spindler, Richard Rudolf, Hermann Schober; Timpani: Kurt Hammer; Oboes: Jürg Schaeftlein, Paul Hailperin, Karl Gruber; Taille (Tenor Oboe): Alfred Hertel;

Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Josef de Sordi; Violas: Hans-Peter Ochsenhofer, Kurt Theiner; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncello: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35035
Teldec 8.35035 ZL
Teldec 4509-91756-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81205-2
Warner Classics 8573-81205-5

Oct-Nov 1972; Feb 1974

2-LP / TT: 84 min
2-CD / TT: 84:43
6-CD / TT: 385:33
MP3 / TT: 384:25
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 58:44
CD / TT: 58:44

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Complete Cantata [20:58] | Complete Cantata [20:58]
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 2: Chorus [4:12] | Mvt. 2: Chorus [4:14] | Mvt. 2: Chorus [4:09] | Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] [3:59]
CD: Cantatas BWV 30, BWV 31 [58:43]
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9

Bach: Kantaten BWV 31, BWV 66 [L-4]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 4, BWV 134, BWV 31 [C-3]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 106, BWV 31, BWV 66 [C-7]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas VII
J.S. Bach: Oster-Kantaten · Easter Cantatas BWV 4 · 31 · 66 · 134 [C-18]


Cantata BWV 31 (Leipzig version 1724) [22:40 / 22:42 / 22:44]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Helga Termer; Tenor: Eberhard Büchner; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Armin Männel (Trumpet I); Hartmut Thieme (Trumpet II); Harry Haertel (Trumpet III); Peter Fischer (Oboe);
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Heinz Morawietz (Double-bass); Almut Reuter (Organ)

Eterna 827010
Berlin Classics BC-2067-2
=
Berlin Classics 0090252BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018302BC
Berlin Classics 0184112BC
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Jan/Dec 1976 [LP] or Jan, Jun 1976 [CD]

LP / TT: 54:20
CD / TT: 74:01
MP3 / TT: 73:45
CD / TT: 77:37
MP3 / TT: 77:18
CD / TT: 77:37
2-CD / TT: 105:30
MP3 / TT: 105:33

Recorat Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Recording Producer: Heinz Wegner; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneers: Hartmut Kölbach, Horst Langherrich, Editing: Hildegard Mehe.
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10

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 30 (Cantatas BWV 31, 134)
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 10 (Cantatas BWV 30-31)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [22:25]

Helmuth Rilling

Indiana University Chamber Singers / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne
Hermann Sauter, Eugen Mayer, Heiner Schatz (Trumpets); Karl Schad (Timpani); Güther Passin, Ingo Goritzki, Hedda Rothweiler, Rolf Julius Koch (Oboes); Dietmar Keller (Oboe da caccia [CD-1] or Oboe d'amore [CD-2]); Günther Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Friedemann Schulz, Hans Häublein (Continuo Cellos); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Thomas Jaber (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.881
Hänssler 92.011

Mar-May 1976

CD / TT: 53:30
CD / TT: 58:03

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Germany & Südwest Tonstudio, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Complete Cantata [22:25]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 30, BWV 31 [58:01] | Cantatas BWV 30, BWV 31 [58:02]
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11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1
J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas
[B-1]

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [20:56]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Guy de Mey; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless, Foskien Kooistra (Violin); Jan Schlapp, Jane Norman (Viola); Jaap ter Linden (Violoncello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Johannette Zomer; Altos: Richard Bryan, Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot; Tenors: Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Huw Rhys-Evans; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Foskien Kooistra, Nicola Cleminson, Marc Cooper, Iona Davies, Laura Johnson, Carla Marotta, Barry Sargent; Violas: Jan Schlapp, Jane Norman; Violoncellos: Jaap ter Linden, Penny Driver; Violone: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Martin Stadler, Stefano Vezzani, Karla Schröter; Trumpets: Stephen Keavy, Jonathan Impett, James Ghigi; Timpani: Luuk Nagtegaal; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ: Jan Kleinbussink; Organ obbligato: Ton Koopman

Erato 4509-98536-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72201
=
Antoine Marchand CC-72231

Nov 23-Dec 3, 1994

3-CD / TT: 198:45
3-CD / TT: 198:45
MP3 / TT: 198:08
2-CD / TT: 151:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer: Adriaan Verstijnen; Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Part 1 [8:15] + Part 2 [6:50] + Part 3 [5:53]
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 1: Sonata [2:30] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:36] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [B] [2:06] + Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [3:25] + Mvt. 5: Recitative [T] [1:08] + Mvt. 6: Aria [T] [2:17] + Mvt. 7: Recitative [S] [0:51] + Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] [4:03] + Mvt. 9: Chorale [0:59]
Cantatas BWV 27, BWV 28, BWV 29, BWV 30, BWV 30a, BWV 31 [135:06]
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 6 - Cantatas from Weimar (BWV 21, 31)

 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [19:53]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Monika Frimmer; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Tamiko Hoshi, Midori Suzuki, Aki Yanagisawa, Megumi Fukuda, Sachiko Muratani; Altos: Yuko Anazawa, Claudia Schmitz, Tamaki Suzuki, Yoshikazu Mera; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Yasuo Uzuka, Takanori Ohnishi, Akira Takizawa, Tadashi Miroku; Basses: Peter Kooy, Chiyuki Urano, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Tetsuya Odagawa, Jun Hagiwara
Orchestra: Violins: Ryo Terakado [Leader], Azumi Takada, Yuko Takeshima, Keiko Watanabe, Mari Ono, Makoto Akatsu; Violas: Yoshiko Morita. Amiko Watabe; Cellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Norizumi Moro-oka; Violone: Shigeru Sakurai; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Koji Ezaki, Yukari Maehashi; Oboe da caccia: Masamitsu San-no-miya; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Trumpets: Toshio Shimada, Yoshio Kobayashi, Yoshimitsu Osada; Timpani: Yoshihiro Ando; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-851
=

Jun 1997

CD / TT: 68:01
MP3 / TT: 66:06

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Jens Braun; Producer: Robert von Bahr; Digital Editing: Oliver Curth.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:57]
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Bach Cantatas Vol. 22: Eisenach
For Easter Sunday / For Easter Monday (BWV 4, 31, 66)
For Easter Monday / For Easter Tuesday (BWV 6, 134, 145)

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 31 [18:26]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Gillian Keith; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith, Donna Deam, Nicola Jenkin, Belinda Yates; Altos: David Clegg, Richard Wyn Roberts, William Towers, Lucy Ballard; Tenors: Rory O'Connor, Paul Tindall, Nicolas Robertson, Iain Rhodes; Basses: Noel Mann, Richard Savage, Christopher Dixon, Paul im Thurn
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Kati Debretzeni, Penelope Spencer, Rebecca Livermore, Debbie Diamond; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Roy Mowatt, Andrew Roberts, Desmond Heath; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Rosemary Nalden, Lisa Cochrane, Colin Kitching; Cellos: David Watkin, Lynden Cranham; Double-bass: Judith Evans; Oboes: Katharina Arfken, Mark Baigent, Richard Earle, Gail Hennessy; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Trumpets: Niklas Eklund, Marc Ulrich, Frode Jakobsen; Timpani: David Corkhill; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-128
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Apr 23-24, 2000

2-CD / TT: 120:39
MP3 / TT: 120:24

Recorded live at the Georgenkirche, Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, as part of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Matthijs Ruijter (Polyhymnia), Rob Aarden (Eurosound); Tape editors: Ientje Mooij, Erdo Groot; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Complete Cantata [18:32] | Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:31]
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Bach Festival 68th annual [F68-a]

 

Cantata BWV 31 []

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-WallaceCollege Choir / Festival Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Dominique Labelle; Tenor: William Hite; Baritone: Sanford Sylvan

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music BW CD 00-44

Apr 14-15, 2000

4-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Library)

15

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 2 (BWV 21-40)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 31 [21:09]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Tanny Koomen, Claude Paulinck, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins, Arjan Heikoop; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Michell, Annabelle Ferdinand, Rachel Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann, Alida Schat; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam, Marten Boeken; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 31/3,4,5,6]; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 31/1,3,8], Eduard Wesley [BWV 31/1,2], Vincent van Ballegooien [BWV 31/1,2]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Trumpets: Susan Williams [BWV 31/1,2], William Wroth [BWV 31/1], Hendrik Jan Houtsma [BWV 31/1,2], Frank Anepool [BWV 31/2]; Timpani: Frank Aarnink; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp [BWV 31/3,4], Stephen Taylor [BWV 31/5], Rien Voskuilen [BWV 31/6],

Brilliant Classics 99380
Brilliant Classics

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53
MP3 / TT: 351:23

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Complete Cantata [21:30] | Complete Cantata [21:13]
CD: Cantatas BWV 34, BWV 31, BWV 19 [57:53] + Cantatas BWV 34, BWV 31, BWV 19 [57:53]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

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Washington Bach Consort, 2002-2003 season. / Noontime cantata concert series, series 14, concert 7. 2003-05-06 [N14-7] [N14-7]

 

Cantata BWV 31 []

J. Reilly Lewis

Washington Bach Consort

Soprano: ?; Alto: Barbara Hollinshead; Tenor: Robert Petillo; Baritone: Steven Combs

Washington Bach Consort

May 6, 2003

CD / TT: 40:47

Recorded live at Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 420746319)

17

Easter 2008 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 31: Mvts. 1, 2 & 9 [7:52]

Bálint Karosi

First Lutheran Church Choir & Orchestra

Soloists: unknown

YouTube

Mar 23, 2008 (Easter Sunday)

Video / TT:

Recorded and filmed live at First Lutheran Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 1: Sontata [2:42] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:57] + Mvt. 9: Chorale [1:13]

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Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 5: Ostern · Easter (Cantatas BWV 4, 31, 67)

 

Cantata BWV 31 [18:97]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Johannes Hildebrant (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Tobias Hunger; Bass: Andreas Scheibner

Rondeau Production ROP-4045
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Apr 12-13, 2013

CD / TT: 76:15
MP3 / TT: 76:15

Recorded during the weekly Thomaskirche Leipzig: Cantata Church Services, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Complete Cantata [20:58]
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Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline

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19

Bach: Cantatas 31, 74 and 200 [J.S. Bach: Letzte Stunde, brich herein, BWV 31] [C13-5]

 

Cantata BWV 31: Aria w/ Chorale for Soprano Letzte Stunde, brich herein (Mvt. 8) [3:31] (from a complete performance)

Iain Ledingham

(OVPP- No Choir) / Academy Baroque Orchestra (Leader: Madeleine Easton)

Soprano: Sofia Larsson; Alto: Anna Harvey; Tenor: Rupert Charlesworth; Baritone: Samuel Pantcheff; Bass: David Shipley

YouTube

May 12, 2013

Audio / TT:

Recorded live at The Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, England, in the frame of Royal Academy of Music - J.S. Bach: The Cantatas.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 31: Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] [3:31]

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J.S. Bach: Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31 [C15-2]

 

Cantata BWV 31 [22:34]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Orchestra

Soloists: Soprano: Angelika Czabán; Tenor: János Szerekován; Bass: László Jekl

Lutherania

Apr 5, 2015

MP3 / TT: 22:34

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary. Recording: Holló Csaba.
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]
Listen on BCW:
Cantata BWV 31 [22:34]: Mvt. 1: Sonata [3:04] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [4:09] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [B] [2:31] + Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [2:55] + Mvt. 5: Recitative [T] [1:24] + Mvt. 6: Aria [T] [2:21] + Mvt. 7: Recitative [S] [0:56] + Mvt. 8: Aria w/ Instrumental Chorale [S] [4:15] + Mvt. 9: Chorale [0:59]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2001 - March 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Tutomu Nagamiya
(June 2008), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (April 2014), Walter Roth (June 2008), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007)

Cantata BWV 31: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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