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Cantata BWV 53
Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde

Ref.

BWV 53

German Title

Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde

English Title

Strike my hour, so long awaited

Event

Cantata for Funeral

Composed

c1730 - Leipzig, by Georg Melchior Hoffmann ? (1684-1715)

Text

Anon

German-5 | Translations: Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-3 | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2

Scoring

Soloist: Alto
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola (LC), cello, organ, bells
Mvt. 1: Aria

Score Vocal & Piano [0.28 MB] | Score BGA [0.53 MB]

References

BGA: XII/2 | NBA: I/41 | BC: V 99 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1863

Commentary

Crouch | EvH [Dutch]

Music

-

Discussions

Week of October 26, 1999; Week of May 26, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Excerpts
Recordings without details

Discussions of BWV 53 - Part 1
Discussions of BWV 53 - Part 2
Discussions of BWV 53 - Part 3 (3rd Round)
Discussions of Non-Bach Cantatas: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Sacred Cantatas for Alto - conducted by Helmut Müller-Brühl w/ Marianne Beate Kielland

Discography

Complete Recordings

1

Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde - Kantate für Alt (Bach)
The Art of Emmi Leisner [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [4:45]

?

Staats-Opera, Berlin

Contralto: Emmi Leisner

Polydor
Preiser 89210

Early 1920's or 1926

78 rpm
CD / TT: 151:23

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2

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 53 - Air de la Cloche des Agonisants; Rejouis-toi, Sion. Aria De L'oratorio De Noel N.4 [V-1] [C-2]

Cantata BWV 53 - Air de la Cloche des Agonisants []

Alexandre Cellier

String ensemble

Contralto: Lina Falk

Lumen 32.028 [mx. YL65 (M6-82283, YL66 (M6-82284)]

1936 (?)

78 rpm

Recorded in Paris, France.

3

Bach: Cantata No. 53: Schlage Doch

 

Cantata BWV 53 []

Karl Rankl

London Symphony Orchestra

Contralto: Mary Jarred

Decca K-2228 [mx. AR-19798/19799]

Oct 24, 1946

78 rpm / TT:

 

4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 53, BWV 189 & BWV 200 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 53, BWV 200, BWV 152, BWV 158

Cantata BWV 53 [6:55]

August Wenzinger

Konzertgruppe der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Contralto: Hildegard Hennecke

Decca / Archiv

Apr 1951

LP / TT:

Recorded at Paulus-Kirche, Basel, Switzerland.

5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 53, No. 54, No. 170 [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 32, No. 53, No. 54, No. 170
[C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 35, 42 & 53
[D-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Contralto
[E-2]

Cantata BWV 53 [9:40]

Hermann Scherchen

Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan

Westminster XWN-18392
Baroque Music Club / Archipel

1952

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded at Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
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6

G, Pergolesi: Salve Regina; J.S. Bach: Cantata no. 53 Schlage doch gewünschte Stunde; Cantata no. l70 Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 []

-

Guilett String Quartet

Mezzo-soprano: Herta Glaz
Herman Chessid (harpsichord); Joseph Castka (Chimes)

MGM E-3156

1955

LP / TT:

 

7

J.S. Bach: Quatre Cantates No. 53, 55, 189 & 200 [L-3]

Cantatas BWV 53 []

Karl Ristenpart

Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre

Contralto: Margarete Ast

Les discophiles français DF-217

Jun 18 & Oct 2, 1957

LP / TT:

Recorded at Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany.

8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 53, BWV 54, BWV 200, BWV 244 Matthäus-Passion - ‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 []

Thurston Dart

Philomusica of London

Contalto: Helen Watts

L'Oiseau-Lyre

1957-1958 ? (P 1958)

LP / TT:

Listen to this recording on: YouTube [4:37]
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9

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 14
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 68, Cantata No. 98, Cantata No. 53 [L-14]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 53 [8:13]

Fritz Werner

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Claudia Hellmann

Erato STE-50181
Erato STU-70181
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1001
Erato 2584-61402-2

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 44:35
LP / TT: 44:35
LP / TT: 44:35
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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10

Maureen Forrester: Bach Cantatas / Scarlatti: Salva Regina [C-2]
Maureen Forrester sings Bach & Handel
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 53 [9:17]

Antonio Janigro

I Solisti di Zagreb

Alto: Maureen Forrester; Organ: Anton Heiller

Bach Guild BGS-70670
Vanguard Classics SVC-64/65
Amadeus

Jun 15-17, 1964

CD / TT: 55:32
2-CD / TT: 106:57

Recorded at the Grossesaal, Wiener Konzethaus, Vienna, Austria. Producer: Seymour Solomon; Engineer: Mario Mizzaro.
Original released as Bach Guild BG-70770.
Listen to this recording on: YouTube [9:41]
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11

Bach Festival 40th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Second Concert (BW Tape 72-02) [F40-2]

 

Cantata BWV 53 []

George Poinar

Baldwin-Wallace Festival Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Elizabeth Mannion

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

May 19, 1972

MC / TT:

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

12

Bach & Händel arias = Bakh & Gendel’ arii [C-1] [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [8:58]

Adolf Bruk

Soloists' Chamber Ensemble of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Elena Obraztsova

Melodiya S10-06513/514

May 1975

LP / TT: 43:31

Recorded in Russia.

13

J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 53, 54, 169 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 53 [7:36]

Jean-François Pailliard

Orchestre Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard

Alto: Birgit Finnilä

Erato

Nov 1977

LP / TT: 48:35

Recorded at Notre-Dame-des-Roses (Grisy-Suisnes).

14

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 124: "Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht"; Kantata No. 53: “Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde” [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 []

Hubert Günther

Rheinisches Sinfonie-Orchester <Düsseldorf>

Alto: Ingrid Günther

Garnet G-40122

1980

LP / TT:

Recorded in Düsseldorf, Germany.

15

Salvator mundi: op. 89

 

Cantata BWV 53 []

John Sanders

London Mozart Players

Contralto: Penelope Walker

Alpha

Jul 1983

LP / TT:

Recorded at Princess Hall, London, England.

16

Solokantaten [C-1]
Motetten & Kantaten der Bach Familie

Cantata BWV 53 [5:59]

-

Ricercar Consort

Counter-tenor: Henri Ledroit

Ricercar

Dec 1983

CD / TT:
2-CD / TT: 138:34

Recorded at Eglise St-Jean à Beaufays, Belgium.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 53 by Ricercar Consort.

17

Bach: Motets & Cantatas: "The Sacred & the Coffeine" [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [7:18 / 7:49]

Johannes Somary

Amor Artis Baroque Orchestra

Contralto: Shirley Love

Vox MCD-10046
Vox 9039
MMG/Essex Entertainment

Jun 1984

CD / TT: 60:04

Recorded at Markin Concert Hall & St. Baptiste Church, New York City, NY, USA.
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18

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 53 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [5:46]

?

Barockorchester des Saarländischen Staatstheaters

Alto: Carolyn Frank

?

1984

LP / TT:

 

19

Bach: Cantate BWV 106 Actus tragicus Cantate BWV 53; Marcello: Psaume 10 [C-1]

 

Cantate BWV 53 []

Olivier Schneebeli

Ensemble Dardanus (Paris); Petits chanteurs de Saint-Louis (Paris); Les Petits chanteurs de Chaillot (Paris)

?

La Croix St Leufroy: Studio DS

P 1985

MC / TT:

Recorded at Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, France.

20

Bach: Cantatas pour alto BWV 35, 82 & 53 [C-1]
Bach: Cantatas pour alto BWV 82, 35 & 53
[C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [8:09]

Chiara Banchini

Ensemble 415

Counter-tenor: René Jacobs; Chiara Banchini (Violin); Gordon Murray (Organ)

Harmonia Mundi France HMT-7901273
Harmonia Mundi France HMA-1951273
=

Sep 1987

CD / TT: 59:03
CD / TT: 59:03
MP3 / TT: 58:51

Recorded at Saint-Martin-du Méjan, Arles. Miking: Jean François Pontefract; Artistic Director: Arend Prohmann.
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21

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, Mass in B minor [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [6:23]

-

I Solisti di Zagreb (1st Violin: Tonko Ninić)

Alto: Ruža Pospiš-Baldani

Jugoton LSY-62225

1987

LP / TT:

Recorded in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

22

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 169, 54, 200 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [6:23]

-

Amsterdam Bach Soloists

Alto: Jard van Nes; Leo van Doeselaar (Organ)

Vanguard Classics 99005

Jun 1988

CD / TT: 46:52

Recorded at Bethlehemkerk, Papendrecht, Holland.
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23

Bach-Pergolesi: Tilge, Höchster, Meine Sünden [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [9:08]

Fabio Maestri

Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

Alto: Gloria Banditelli

Bongiovanni

Mar 29, 1990

CD / TT: 61:01

Recorded live at Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi, Italy.
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24

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 53 · 82 · 170 · 200 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [5:37]

Kenneth Sillito

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Counter-tenor: Jochen Kowalski

Capriccio

Feb 12-15, 1993

CD / TT: 49:19

Recorded at Air Studios, London, England.
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25

German 17th-Century Church Music [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [5:56]

-

Parley of Instruments

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze

Hyperion

Sep 8-10, 1998

CD / TT: 74:10

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26

Timeless Recordings - Sampler [C-2]

Cantata BWV 53 [6:34]

Robert Canetti

Instrumental Ensemble

Alto: Bracha Kol

Timeless Recordings

Oct 2000

CD / TT: 38:57

Recorded live at Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival, Israel.

27

De Aeternitate [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [5:17]

Philippe Pierlot

Ricercar Consort

Counter-tenor: Carlos Mena

Mirare Records 9911

Nov 2000

CD / TT: 67:02

Recorded at léglise de Bra, Belgium.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 53 by Ricercar Consort.
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28

Bach: Salmo 51 BWV 1083 dallo Stabat Mater di Pergolesi / Cantate BWV 170, 198, 106, 196, 53 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 53 [7:29]

Diego Fasolis

I Barocchisti

Contralto: Guillemette Laurens

The Classic Voice Magazine / Arts

Dec 2000

2-CD / TT: 61:25 + 69:47

Recorded at Auditorio S. Mollo della RSI, Lugano, Switzerland.
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29

Bach Cantatas [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:17]

Charles Humphries

Kontrabande

Counter-tenor: Charles Humphries
Alexandra Bellamy (Oboe); Clare Salaman (Violin); Henrietta Wayne (Violin); Rachel Byrt (Viola); Richard Campbell (Violoncello); Bill Hunt (Violone); Laurence Cummings & James Johnstone (Keyboard)

Claudio Records CR-5154-2
=

Jan 10-13, 2001

CD / TT: 65:13
MP3 / TT: 65:04

Recorded in Chilworth Friary, Surrey, England.
Recording Engineer: Colin Attwell; Assistant Engineer: William Attwell; Producer: Ben Turner; Organ Tunning: MalcGreenhaulgh.
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30

Bach: Arias & Cantatas [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 53 [5:51]

Gérard Lesne

Il Seminario Musicale

Counter-tenor: Gérard Lesne
Patrick Cohën-Akenine (Violin 1); Sophie Gevers-Demoures (Violin 2); Catherine Puig, Michel Renard (Violas); Anne-Marie Lasla, Sylvie Moquet, Sophie Watilon (Viols); Bruno Cocset (Violoncello & Viol); Richard Myron (Violone); Mónica Pustinic (Archlute); Blandine Rannou (Harpsichord & Postive Organ); Marie-Ange Petit (Percussions)

Astrée E-8873
=

Nov 2001

CD / TT: 59:03
MP3 / TT: 5:03

Recorded at the "Chapelle de l'école Ste Genenviève", Versailles, France. Executive Producer: Hervé Boissiére; Recording Producer & Editing: Etienne Collard; Sound Engineer: Michel Pierre; Assistant: Alban Moreau; Linguistic Coach: Michel Uhlmann.
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31

Lamento - Theatre of Early Music [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:14]

Daniel Taylor

Theatre of Early Music

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor

ATMA Classique ACD2-2288

Aug 6, 8 & 9, 2002

CD / TT: 65:02

Recorded at Église Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds (Québec), Canada.
1st recording of Cantata BW 53 by D. Taylor.
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32

J.S. Bach: Geistliche Solokantaten für Alt [C-4]
J.S. Bach: Sacred Cantatas for Alto
[C-4]

 
 

Cantata BWV 53 [5:49]

Helmut Müller-Brühl

Kölner Kammerorchester

Mezzo-soprano: Marianne Beate Kielland
Orchestra: Renée Ohldin (Concert-master); Irmgard Zavelberg, Dorethée Ragg, Sonja Riederbusch, Johannes Krause, Nicole-Mattea Steward (Violin I); Alberth Rundel, Franz NeumannSusanne SillerReiko Sudo, Christian Friedrich (Violin II); Theo Lenzen, Dana Bala-Ciolanesco, Victor Soumenkov (Violas); Gerhard Anders, Mercedes Ruiz, Teemu Myöhänen (Violoncellos); Thomas Falke (Double-bass); Harald Hoeren (Organ); Thomas Welsch (Bells)

Naxos 8.557621
=

Oct 18-20, Nov 22-23, 2004

CD / TT: 62:40
MP4 / TT: 62:20

Recorded by DeutschlandRadio, Sendesaal des Funkhauses Köln, Germany. Producer: Ludwig Rink; Engineers: Stephan Schmidt & Hans Martin Renz. A co-production with DeutschlandRadio.
See: Sacred Cantatas for Alto - conducted by Helmut Müller-Brühl w/ Marianne Beate Kielland
Listen to this recording on: YouTube [5:49]
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33

Feux d'artifice = Fireworks [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:10]

Daniel Taylor

Theatre of Early Music

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor

ATMA Classique ACD2-2367

Jun 2005

2-CD / TT: 109:03

Recorded live at the Montreal Baroque Festival, Eglise de la Nativite, La Prairie, Québec, Canada.
2nd recording of Cantata BW 53 by D. Taylor.
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34

Hoffmann: Schlage doch [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:23]

Andreas Schierlinger-Langeheinecke

Sacrum & Profanum - Ensemble für Alte Musik München

Alto: Dinah Kamm
Corinna Mayr & Beatrix Baier (Violins); Susanne Biedermann (Viola); Thomas Waldherr (Violoncello); Reinhard Kreuzinger (Glockenspiel); Constanze Schlager-Lindner (Harpsichord)

YouTube

Aug 6, 2008

Video

Recorded live at St. Michael, Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, Germany.
Watch this video on: YouTube [6:23]

35

Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde" (BWV 53 ,cantata J.S.Bach) Foto San Juan de los Yeras, Cuba

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:04]

Josué Sureda Valdespino

Orchestra G.B.Pergolesi di Jesi

Mezzo-soprano: Amor Lilia Pérez

YouTube

2010 (?)

Video

Watch this video on: YouTube [6:04]

36

Bach Cantatas [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53 [7:31]

Andreas Scholl

Kammerorchester Basel (Director: Julia Schröder)

Counter-tenor: Andreas Scholl

Decca 4782733

Jan 23-28, 2011

CD / TT: 63:25

Recorded at Les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace, France.
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37

Bach: Arias [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:42]

Ophélie Gaillard (Violoncello, Director)

Ensemble Pulcinella

Alto: Christophe Dumaux

Aparte AP-045
=

Jul 1-4, 2012

CD / TT: 67:10
MP3 / TT: 67:24

Recorded at Saint-German des Prés, Paris, France.
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Recordings of Excerpts

E-1

Chorale Preludes, Vol. 2 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 53: Excerpt [2:52]

Organ: Wilhelm Krumbach

Arte Nova 30463

Feb, Apr 1985

CD / TT: 69:14

Recorded at Marmoutier/Maursmünster/Ilbenstadt (Wetterau), Germany.

Recordings without details

UK-1

Ripoli: Monestir de Santa Maria de Ripoll (Part 2 De 2)

 

Cantata BWV 53 [5:54]

?

?

?

YouTube

?

Video

Watch this video on: YouTube [5:54]

UK-2

Dive kjerkebukta 2012

 

Cantata BWV 53 [6:04]

?

?

?

YouTube

?

Video

Watch this video on: YouTube [6:04]

UK-3

Cine Estocastico Ludico Abstracto Libre Espontaneo Ideal Por Oscar Valmont  

Cantata BWV 53 [5:49]

?

?

?

YouTube

?

Video

Watch this video on: YouTube [5:49]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 1999 - July 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (January 2001, January 2008, December 2009, June 2011, April 2012), Rainer Baruth (April 2011), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (September 2005), Louis Iosub (April 2012), Manfred Krugmann (September 2012), Bradley Lehman (April 2004), Riccardo Nughes (January 2002, April 2002), Nagamiya Tutomu (May 2005), Burke Smith (September 2005, December 2005), Teri Noel Towe (May 2007)

Cantata BWV 53: Details & Complete Recordings | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Non-Bach Cantatas - Recordings:
BWV 15 | BWV 53 | BWV 141 | BWV 142 | BWV 160 | BWV 189 | BWV 217 | BWV 218 | BWV 219 | BWV 220 | BWV 221 | BWV 222 | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Georg Melchior Hoffmann: Short Biography | Cantata BWV 53 | Cantata BWV 189 | Little Magnificat BWV Anh 21

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

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