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Cantata BWV 45
Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist

Ref.

BWV 45

German Title

Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist

English Title

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 8th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Romans 8: 12-17; Gospel: Matthew 7: 15-23
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 8th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: August 11, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

Micah 6: 8 (Mvt. 1); Matthew 7: 22-23 (Mvt. 4); Johann Heermann (Mvt. 7); Anon (Mvts. 2, 3, 5, 6) [Walther Blankenburg suggests Christoph Helm; C.S. Terry suggests Christian Weiss, Sr.; A. Schweitzer suggests Picander; Neumann and Whittaker say someone unknown]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-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 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: O Gott, du frommer Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo with organ included
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Arioso | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [3.19 MB] | Score BGA [3.26 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]
Chorale Melody: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3

References

BGA: X; NBA: I/18; BC: A113; Zwang: K147; First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Af [Dutch] | AL [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 21, 2002; Week of November 18, 2007; Week of September 11, 2011

Contents

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

Cantata BWV 45 [21:02]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Contralto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Kieth Engen

Archiv Produktion

Jul-Aug 1959

6-CD / TT:

Recorded at Augustana-Saal, Ansbach, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 105 & No. 45 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites & Cantatas
[C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 45 [21:38]

Ernest Ansermet

Chœur Pro Arte de Lausanne / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Ian Partridge; Baritone: Tom Krause

Decca SXLA-6266
Decca OS-25996
London SR-33227
Decca 4800027

May 29, 1966

LP / TT: 48:04
LP / TT: 48:04
LP / TT: 48:04
2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland.
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 45, BWV 176 [E-2]

Cantata BWV 45 [23:47]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Norma Procter; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Erich Wenk

Cantate / SDG

Feb 1967

LP / TT:

Recorded at Martinskirche, Metzingen.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 45 by H. Rilling.

4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 12 - BWV 43-46
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 3 - BWV 37-52, 54-60
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 15 - BWV 44-47

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 45 [19:13 / 19:12]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz

Telefunken 6.3
Teldec 8.35283 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81200-2
Warner Classics 8573-81200-5

Dec 1974; Jan 1975

2-LP / TT: 74 min
2-CD / TT: 74:16
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 76:04
CD / TT: 76:04

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Holland.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 45
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 15

 

Cantata BWV 45 [21:01]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb 1982

CD / TT:

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 45 by H. Rilling.
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6

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 7

Cantata BWV 45 [21:11] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masami Saeki; Bass: Keiichi Usami; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 07

May 24, 1998

CD / TT: 64:54

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

7

Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 45 [18:19]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99368

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 276:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5: Rendsburg/Braunschweig
For the 8th Sunday after Trinity
For the 10th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 45 [17:46]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Brindley Sherratt

Soli Deo Gloria 147

Aug 13, 2000

2-CD / TT: 118:46

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Christkirche, Rendsburg, Germany.
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9

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 45 [17:17]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas [C-2]

Cantata BWV 45 [21:00]

Thomas Folan

Publick Musick (Choir & Orchestra)

Soprano: Anne Harley; Alto: Deborah Rentz-Moore; Tenor: Pablo Bustos; Bass: Jonathan Rohr; Harpsichord/Organ: Peter Watchorn

Musica Omnia 204

Nov 2005

CD / TT: 79:35

Recorded at St. Michael's Church, Rochester, NY, USA.
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11

Konzert der Reihe "Johann Sebastian Bach und seine Städte" vom MDR Musiksommer 2009 [R-4]

 

Cantata BWV 45 []

Gotthold Schwarz

Bach Consort Leipzig

Soprano: Miriam Meyer; Soprano: Gesine Adler; Alto: Susanne Krumbiegel; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

MDR Figaro

Jul 20, 2009

2-CD / TT: 99 min

Recorded at Kirche Divi Blasii, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Sep 12, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 20888.
Source: SLUB Dresden

12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 46 - BWV 17, 19, 45, 102

 
 

Cantata BWV 45 [17:32]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1851

Sep-Oct 2009

CD / TT: 76:24

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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13

J.S. Bach: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (BWV 45); Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (BWV 81); Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (BWV 180) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 45 [12:44

David Chin (Conductor); Adrian Demian (Concert Master)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Instrumental Ensemble

Soprano: Elizabeth Phillips; Mezzo-soprano: Ashley Hill-Hibbard; Tenor: Pablo Bustos; Baritone: Thomas Lehman
Greg Perrin (Violin); Jebat Kee (Viola); Jisun Kim (Cello); Julia Shulman-Keller (Double bass); Anne Lam (Organ); Jackie Arrington (Flute); Sarah Winstein-Hibbs (Flute); Zac Hammond (Oboe); June Kim (Oboe)

YouTube

Mar 22, 2013

Video / TT: 51:06

Recorded & filmed live at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Rochester, New York, USA. Audio recording by Carl Pultz.
Watch this performance on YouTube: Cantata BWV 45 [12:44]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (BWV 45)

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2001 - April 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Glen Armstrong (February 2011), Frits V. Herbo (February 2012), Bradley Lehman (February 2006), Peter Schmidt (May 2005), Roland Wörner (October 2002)

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