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Cantata BWV 36
Schwingt freudig euch empor

Ref.

BWV 36

German Title

Schwingt freudig euch empor

English Title

Raise yourself up joyfully (by W. Murray Young)

Event

Cantata for the 1st Sunday in Advent
Readings: Epistle: Romans 13: 11-14; Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-9

Composed

Leipzig, 1731
1st performance: December 2, 1731 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 2, 6, 8); Philipp Nicolai (Mvt. 4); Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) ? (Mvts, 1, 3, 5, 7)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | | English-5 | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern | Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus (in the final chorale)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, transverse flute, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Chorale | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Chorale | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [3.14 MB] | Score BGA [3.42 MB] | Score BGA Anh [0.97 MB]
Capella: Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 8 | Mvt. 8 ver 2 | Mvt. 8 ver 3 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

References

BGA: VII | NBA: I/1 | BC: A 3 | Zwang: K 185 | First Published: BG, 1857 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 2, 2001; Week of May 6, 2007; Week of January 18, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of BWV 36
Details of BWV 36a
Complete Recordings of BWV 36b
Complete Recordings of BWV 36c
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 36

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
Christmas Cantatas - conducted by Kevin Mallon
A Bach Album - by Timothy Roberts & His Majesty’s Consort of Voices

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings of BWV 36

1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4; Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36; Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79 [P-1]

 

Cantata BWV 36 [30:29]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Vocal soloists: unknowm, Tenor: Gert Lutze
Ekkerhardt Tietze (Organ); Karl Richter (Harpsichord)

Pilz History 78006

1950 [P 1988]

CD / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany. Radio recording by DDR.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 36 by G. Ramin.

2

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 1 - Cantatas I
J.S. Bach: Kantaten
12. Folge
J.S. Bach: Das Kanatenwerk - BWV 36, BWV 57 [LA-1]
Bach: Kantaten [LO-1]

 

Cantata BWV 36 [29:21]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Elisabeth Meinel-Asbahr; Alto: Soloist from the Thomanerchor Leipzig; Tenor: Rolf Apreck; Bass: Johannes Oettel

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna 820-527
Eurodisc 71-530
Orbis 76-750

Nov 14, 1952

CD / TT: 74:45
LP / TT:
LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 36 by G. Ramin.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 36, BWV 64 [C-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 36, 93 & 140 [BMC]
J.S. Bach: Bach-Kantaten-Zyklus - zu den Festen der Christenheit
[B-1]

Cantata BWV 36 [28:14]

Wilhelm Ehmann

Westfälische Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen; Alto: Andrea von Ramm; Tenor: Johannes Feyerabend; Bass: Hartmut Ochs

Cantate / Vanguard
Musical Heritage Society 1270
Baroque Music Club BACH-725
Parnass 74033

1969

LP / TT: 52:39
LP / TT: 52:39
CD / TT: 79:50
5-LP / TT:

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4

Bach: Weihnachtskonzert in der St. Annen-Kirche Berlin-Dahlem [C-1]

Cantata BWV 36 []

Elfriede Haase

Kantorei und Kammerorchester der Jesus-Christus-Kirche

Soprano: Brigitte Ganady; Alto: Altsuko Kono; Tenor: Bernd Lange; Bass: Klaus Gutsche

Mixtur-Schallplatten 349

Dec 16, 1973

CD / TT: 78:24

Recorded live at St.Annen-Kirche Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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CD: Die Musenhöhle

5

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 10 - BWV 35-38
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. 12 - BWV 35 & 36

 
 

Cantata BWV 36 [29:51 / 30:02]

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: Ruud van der Meer

Telefunken 6.35036
Teldec 8.35036 ZL
Teldec 4509-91756-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81203-2
Warner Classics 8573-81203-5

Feb & Apr 1974

2-LP / TT: 92 min
2-CD / TT: 92:22
6-CD / TT: 385:33
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 57:16
CD / TT: 57:16

Recorded at Palais Rasumovsky, Vienna, Austria.
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6

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 61
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 12

Cantata BWV 36 [28:45]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler 98.823
Hänssler

Aug 1980; Feb 1981; Mar 1982

CD / TT: 57:14
CD / TT: 71:40

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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7

Bach: Kantaten BWV 36, BWV 61 [L-7]
Bach: Kantaten BWV 140, BWV 61, BWV 36 [C-8]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas VIII

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 36 [31:05 / 30:38]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Sopran: Arleen Augér; Alto: Choir; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Günter Heidrich (Oboe d’amore I); Hans-Ludwig Mörchen (Oboe d’amore II); Karl Suske (Violin)
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827414
Berlin Classics 0020992BC
=
Leipzig Classics 0018312BC

Oct 1980; Jan-Feb 1981

LP / TT: 46:33
CD / TT: 74:33
MP3 / TT: 74:10
CD / TT: 74:33

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneer: Gerland Junge; Editing: Annelene Dziengel.
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8

J.S. Bach: Advent Cantatas [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 36 [28:26]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Nancy Argenta; Mezzo-soprano: Petra Lang; Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson; Bass: Olaf Bär

Archiv Produktion 437327
Archiv Produktion 463588

Jan 1992

CD / TT: 61:09

Recorded at Blackheath Concert Halls, Great Hall, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 36 by J.E. Gardiner.
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9

J.S. Bach: Adventskantaten [C-10]

Cantata BWV 36 [29:25]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Sarah Connolly (?); Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Nov 1996

CD / TT: 62:49

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10

Bach: Cantata Advent/Cantata Christmas [C-1]

Cantata BWV 36 []

Wolfgang Kelber

Heinrich-Schütz-Ensemble München / Monteverdi-Orchester München

Soprano: Silke Wenzel; Counter-tenor: Reiner Schneider-Waterberg; Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg; Bass: Christian Hilz

Calig-Verlag

Nov 1996

CD / TT:

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11

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 36 [23:06] - Omitting Mvts. 2, 4, 6 

Kevin Mallon

Aradia Ensemble

Soprano: Teri Dunn; Counter-tenor: Matthew White; Tenor: John Tessier; Baritone: Steven Pitkanen; Bass: Thomas Goerz

Naxos 8.554825

Jan 7-11, 2000

CD / TT: 62:17

Recorded in the Church of Mary Magdalene, Toronto, Canada.
See: Christmas Cantatas - conducted by Kevin Mallon
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12

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 36 [29:52]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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13

Bach Cantatas Vol. 13: Köln/Lüneburg
For the 1st Sunday in Advent
For the 4th Sunday in Advent

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 36 [30:26]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 162

Dec 3, 2000

2-CD / TT: 134:22

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St. Maria im Kapitol, Köln, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 36 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
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14

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 5

Cantata BWV 36 [31:09] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

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

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 05

Dec 16, 2001

CD / TT: 73:19

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

15

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 36 [27:19]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

May 9-14, 2002 [Mvts. 2-3, 7]
Oct 28-Nov 5, 2002 [Mvts. 1, 4-6, 8]

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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16

J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 36, 39, 106 [C-3]

Cantata BWV 36 []

Christophe Gesseney

Ensemble Vocal Euterpe / Ensemble Baroque du Léman

Soprano: Natacha Ducret; Alto: Catherine Pillonel-Bacchetta; Tenor: Gilles Bersier; Bass: Nicolas Fink

Artlab 2122

Nov 17, 2002

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Eglise de St-François, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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17

J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243a [C-1]

Cantata BWV 36 []

Thomas Huck

Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert / Ensemble ConTemperamento (historical instruments)

Soprano: Anne Kathrin Fetik; Counter-tenor: Wolfgang Kistner; Tenor: Alexander Wendt; Baritone: Alexander Lauer

Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert

Dec 1, 2002

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, St. Ingbert, Germany.
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18

J.S. Bach: Kantate BMV 36 «Schwingt freudig euch Empor» [C-9]

 

Cantata BWV 36 []

Rudolf Lutz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Núria Rial; Alto: Claude Eichenberger; Tenor: Johannes Kaleschke; Bass: Klaus Häger

Gallus Media A370

Dec 14, 2007

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
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19

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 9: "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" - Cantatas BWV 61 · 36 · 62 · 132

 

Cantata BWV 36 [27:37]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25309

Dec 11-12, 2008

SACD / TT: 76:39

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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20

J. S. Bach: Messe in g-Moll [C-1]

Cantata BWV 36 []

Johannes-Matthias Michel

Kammerchor Mannheim / Sinfonietta Mannheim

Soprano: Judith Schulze; Alto: Alexandra Paulmichl; Tenor: Andreas Wagner; Bass: Matthias Horn

Kammerchor Mannheim

Dec 6, 2009

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Christuskirche Mannheim, Germany.
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21

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 1: Advent - Cantatas BWV 36, 61, 62

 

Cantata BWV 36 [30:52]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Paul Bernewitz (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Boy Soprano: Friedrich Praetorius (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Alto: Stefan Kahle (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Andreas Scheibner

Rondeau Production ROP-4040

Dec 18-19, 2009

CD / TT: 69:28

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saaxony, Germany.
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22

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 47 - BWV 27, 36, 47

 
 

Cantata BWV 36 [28:15]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Satoshi Mizukoshi; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1861

Feb 2010

CD / TT: 68:27

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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23

The English Concert - Corelli, Bach - Live from Christ Church Spitalfields [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 36 [30:47]

Laurence Cummings (Director from the chamber organ)

The Choir of The English Concert / The English Concert

Sopranos: Emma Brain-Gabbott & Natalie Clifton-Griffith; Counter-tenor: Timothy Travers-Brown; Tenor: Samuel Boden; Bass: Robert Rice

BBC Radio 3

Dec 17, 2012

Radio Broadcast / TT: 86:28

Recorded & broadcast live from Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, England, as part of East London's 12-day Winter Festival.
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Source: The English Concert celebrates the season at Spitalfields Music Winter Festival (MusicCoInternational)

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2001 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (January 2013), Rainer Baruth (April 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2009, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (November 2012)

Cantatas BWV 36, BWV 36a, BWV 36b & BWV 36c: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 36 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 36 | Details of BWV 36a | Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 36b | Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 36c | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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