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Cantata BWV 47
Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden

Ref.

BWV 47

German Title

Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden

English Title

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 17th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Ephesians 4: 1-6; Gospel: Luke 14: 1-11
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 17th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: October 13, 1726 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1735-1740 - Leipzig
3rd performance: c 1742 - Leipzig

Text

Luke 14: 11 & 18: 14 (Mvt. 1); Johann Friedrich Helbig (Mvts. 2-4); Anon (Mvt. 5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | 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: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Bass; Four-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.92 MB] | Score BGA [3.21 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz

References

BGA: X | NBA: I/23 | BC: A 141 | Zwang: K 154 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

BCW | Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 7, 2001; Week of December 30, 2007; Week of April 22, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

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

 

Cantata BWV 47 [22:19]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Audite 21.415

Jun 4+5, 1952

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 BWV 10, BWV 47; Sanctus BWV 241 [C-2]

Paul Steinitz

London Bach Society / English Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Sally Le Sage; Bass: Neil Howlett

Oryx / Da Camera Magna
Lyrichord

1965

TT: 25:12

 

3

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 47; W.A. Mozart: Missa Brevis [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 47 [25:55]

Rudolf Barshai

Chor der Russischen Republik (Yurlov Choir) / Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Galina Pisarenko; Bass: Alexander Vedernikov

Melodiya C01269-60

1966

LP / TT: 25:55

Was issued by Melodiya several times. In one of the issues in early 1980s, the name of R.Barshay was not mentioned because he emigrated.

4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 13 - BWV 47-50
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 47 [22:19]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Peter Jelosits (Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben); Bass: Ruud van der Meer

Telefunken 6.35284
Teldec 8.35284 ZL
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81200-2
Warner Classics 8573-81200-5

Nov 1974; Feb+May 1975

2-LP / TT: 68 min
2-CD / TT: 67:41
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 76:04
CD / TT: 76:04

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 53
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 16

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Feb, Oct 1982

TT: 23:31

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 14 - Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 47 [22:32]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99373

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 301:43

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 9: Lund / Leipzig
For the 17th Sunday after Trinity
For the 18th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 47 [21:47]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Countenor: Robin Tyson [?]; Bass: Stephan Loges

Soli Deo Gloria 159

Oct 14, 2000

2-CD / TT: 138:41

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Allhelgonakyrkan, Lund, Sweden.
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8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 47 [19:27]
Appendix: Alternate version of Aria for Soprano Wer ein wahrer Christ will heißen (Mvt. 2) [8:29].
The work is scored for two oboes, strings and continuo, with the organ appearing as an obbligato instrument only in Mvt. 2. The original sources indicate that in a subsequent performance (1736 or later) the organ obbligato in this aria was replaced by a violin.

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

May 9-14, 2002 [Mvts. 2, 4]
Sep 29-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvt. 3]
Feb 21-23, 2003 [Mvts. 1, 5]

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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9

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

Cantata BWV 47 [23:35] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Takako Mitsuno; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 07

May 10, 2003

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

10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 12: "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz" - Cantatas BWV 138 · 27 · 47 · 96

 

Cantata BWV 47 [20:15]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

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

Accent 25312

Sep 20-21, 2009

SACD / TT: 70:13

Recorded at Sint-Truiden, Belgium.
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11

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 47 [20:22]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1861

Feb 2010

SACD / TT: 68:27

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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12

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

 

Cantata BWV 47 [22:04]

György Vashegyi

Purcell Choir / Orfeo Orchestra

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Bass: Domonkos Blazsó

Bartók Radio FM

Feb 18, 2012

MP3 / TT: 91:52

Recorded live at Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary.
Source: Bartók Radio FM - wav - mp3 (320 kbps)
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2001 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (July 2012), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, September 2006), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Thomas Shepherd (May 2002, April 2005), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001), Volodymyr Tykhyy (January 2009)

Cantata BWV 47: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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