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Cantata BWV 59
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten [I]

Ref.

BWV 59

German Title

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten [I]

English Title

Who loves me will keep my word (by Francis Browne)

Event

Solo Cantata for Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 2: 1-13; Gospel: John 14: 23-31

Composed

Leipzig, 1723 or 1724
1st performance: May 16, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: May 28, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

John 14: 23 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvt. 3); Erdmann Neumeister (Mvts. 2, 4)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-7 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Bass; 4-part Chorus (for the Chorale)
Orchestra: 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Duet [S, B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria [B]

Score Vocal & Piano [0.84 MB] | Score BGA [1.30 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 3 ch
Capella: Mvt. 3 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

References

BGA: XII/2 | NBA: XII/2 | BC: A 82 | Zwang: K 28 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentaries

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Mincham | AL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 19, 2002; Week of May 7, 2006; Week of January 16, 2011; Week of May 4, 2014

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. 26
Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 59 Wer mich liebet [Radio Recording] [R-2]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [13:30]

Karl Ristenpart

Kammerchor des Saarländischen Rundfunks / Kammerorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks

Soprano: Basia Retchitzka; Bass: Hans-Dieter Wolf

Saarl.Rundfunk Archiv

Sep 27, 1957

Tape

Recorded live in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.

2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 4, BWV 54, BWV 59 [C-11]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 -
Cantatas II

Cantata BWV 59 [12:56]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna
Berlin / Leipzig Classics

Jun, Dec 1959

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas Nr. 27, Nr. 118, Nr. 158, Nr. 59 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 18, 59, 89, 90, 106, 118, 152, 161 & 182 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:35 / 10:47]

Jaap Schröder

Amsterdamer Kantorei / Concerto Amsterdam

Soprano: Rotraud Hansmann; Bass: Max van Egmond
Wim Groot, Fred Grin (Trumpets); Jaap Schröder (Violin Solo); Anner Bylsma (Violoncello); Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)

Telefunken SAWT-9489
Teldec 69599

Dec 11-16, 1967

LP / TT: 42:47
2-CD / TT: 148:33

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Complete Cantata [10:46]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BACH - CANTATE BWV 59 pour la Pentecote - JAAP SCHR?DER

4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 15 - BWV 57-60
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 3 - BWV 37-52, 54-60
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 18 - BWV 57-60

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [11:36 / 12:15]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Soprano: Peter Jelosits (Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben); Bass: Ruud van der Meer
CMW: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter Wilhelm Mergl, Josef de Sordi, Anita Mitterer, Ingrid Seifert (Violins); Kurt Theiner, Alice Harnoncourt, Josef de Sordi (Violas); Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herman Höbarth (Violoncellos); Eduard Hruza (Violone); Josef de Sordi (Violetta); Otto Fleischmann, Milan Turkovic (Bassoon); Josef Spindler, Richard Rudolf, Hermann Schober, Don Smithers (Natural Trumpets); Ralph Byrant (Slide Trumpet); Herbert Tachezi, Johann Sonnleitner (Organ); Kurt Hammer (Timpani)

Telefunken 6.35305
Teldec 8.43745 ZK
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81197-2
Warner Classics 8573-81197-5

Nov 1975

2-LP / TT: 63 min
CD / TT: 63:26
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 63:26
CD / TT: 63:26

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Complete Cantata [12:03] | Complete Cantata [12:11] | Cantatas BWV 57, BWV 58, BWV 59, BWV 60 [63:24] | Cantatas BWV 172, BWV 34, BWV 74, BWV 59 [69:13]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 59 - Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten J. S. Bach : CANTATA -- BWV 59 "Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten I" (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) JS Bach Cantatas BWV 57,58,59,60,Nikolaus Harnoncourt J. S. Bach - Cantatas para el domingo de Pentecost?s: BWV 172, BWV 34, BWV 74, BWV 59

5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 35 (Cantatas BWV 128, 37, 44, 59)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 19 (Cantatas BWV 58-61)

 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:40]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Niklaus Tüller
Hermann Sauter (Trumpet); Eugen Mayer (Trumpet); Wieland Junge (Timpani); Wolfgang Rösch (Violin); Reinhard Werner (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord)

Hänssler 98.886
Hänssler 92.019
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Sep 1976, Jan 1977

CD / TT: 60:20
CD / TT: 61:23
MP3 / TT: 61:11

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany. Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 58, BWV 59, BWV 60, BWV 61 [61:20]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach - Kantaten - (BWV 58), (BWV 59), (BWV 60), (BWV 61)

6

J.S. Bach: Dialogue Cantatas - Nos. 57, 58, 59 & 152 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 59 [9:07]

Pál Németh

Savaria Vocal Ensemble (Artistic Director: István Deáky) / Capella Savaria (authentic instruments) a'=415 Hz / cps

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Bass: László Polgár
István Balázs (Violin)
Continuo: Cseperke Falvary (Cello); György Janzsó (Double-bass); Tamás Szekendi (Organ)

Hungaroton HCD-12897

Mar 15-20, 1988

CD / TT: 60:17

Recorded at Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary. Recording Producer: Andrása Székely; Sound Engineer: Veronika Vincze.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Dialogue Cantatas l (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 9)

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:48]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera lansink, Caroline Stam, Maria-Luz Alvarez; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Kevin Mclean-Mair, Geert Berghs; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mallhijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur
ABO: Margaret Faultless (Leader/Viola d'amore), Marshall Marcus, Foskien Kooistra, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Lisa Ferguson, Carlo Marona, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson (Violin); Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers (Viola); Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson (Cello/viola do gamba); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass/Violone); Stephen Keavy, Jonafhan Impen, James Ghigi (Trumpet); Luuk Nagtegaal (Timpani); Marc Vallon (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Organ) [recitatives and arias]; Jon Kleinbussink (Organ) [choirs]; Mike Fentross (Lute)

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206
Antoine Marchand CC-72288

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00
3-CD / TT: 196:00
CD / TT: 73:06

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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8

J.S. Bach: Whitsun Cantatas [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [11:35]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 463584

Apr 1999

CD / TT: 66:52

Recorded at St. John's, Smith Square, London, England. Executive Producer: David R. Murray; Recording Producer: Roy Mowatt; Balance Engineer: Mike Clements; Recording Engineer: Wolf-Dieter Karwatky / Andrew Wedmann; Editing: Adam Skeaping.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 59 by J.E. Gardiner.
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9

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [9:44]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton, Bass: Bas Ramselaar
NBC: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnso, Eva Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Maya Silbestein, Arwen Bouw, Fiorenza Dedonatis, Mimi Mitchel, Judith Steenbrink (Violins); Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam (Violas); Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt (Violoncellos); Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam (Double-bass); Trudy va der Wulp, Norbert Kunst (Bassoons); Susan Williams, William Wroth, Frank Anepool, Geerten Rooze, Maarten Weverswijk, Hendrik Jan Houtsma (Natural Trumpets); Frank Aarnink (Timpani); Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Stephen Taylor (Organ)

Brilliant Classics 99378

Mar-Apr 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands. Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Mvt. 1: Aria - Duet [S, B] [3:13] | Cantatas BWV 75, BWV 59, BWV 21 [79:33]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BWV 59 Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten JS Bach Sacred Cantatas BWV 75,59,21,Leusink

10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 26: Long Melford
For Whit Sunday
For Whit Monday

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [11:34]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Bass: Panajotis Iconomou
EBS: Kati Debretzeni, Penelope Spencer, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Matthew Truscott, Deidre Ward (Violin I); Lucy Howard, Rebecca Livermore, Desmond Heath, Stephen Jones (Violin II); Annette Isserlis, Kate Heller, Penelope Veryard, Pamela Cresswell (Violas); David Watkin, Ruth Alford (Cellos); Cecelia Bruggemeyer (Double-bass); Ursula Leveaux (Bassoon); Mark Bennett, Michael Harrison, Paul Sharp (Trumpets); David Corkhill (Timpani); Silas John Standage (Harpsichord); Howard Moody (Organ)

Soli Deo Gloria 121

Jun 11, 2000

2-CD / TT: 117:40

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, England. Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbries (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 59 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 20 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 44, 59, 173, 184

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:06]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Mutsumi Hatano, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshiya Hida, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Tetsuya Oi
Orchestra: Natsumi Wakamatsu (Leader); Trumpet I: Toshio Shimada; Trumpet II: Ayako Murata; Timpani: Hisao Horio; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu [solo], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Todal; Viola: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Harpsichord: Naoya Otsuka; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS 1271

Sep 21-24, 2001

CD / TT: 61:50

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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12

Bach közelében (Near by Bach series) [C-21]

 

Cantata BWV 59, including performance x 2 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Budapest Strings (Budapesti Vonósok)

Vocal soloists: unknown

Lutherania

Apr 24, 2010

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Deák Téri Evangélikus Gimnázium díszterme, Budapest, Hungary.
See: Lutherania: Bach közelében [PDF]
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

13

Greater San Diego Music Coterie - Fall 2011 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [9:59]

Angela Yeung

Greater San Diego Music Coterie

Soprano: Victoria Lund; Bass: Matthias Villwock

YouTube

Nov 13, 2011

Video / TT: 40:35

Recorded & filmed live at the Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway, California, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59 [9:59]: Mvt. 1: Aria - Duet [S, B] [3:34] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [S] [1:58] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [1:57 | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [3:00]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach: BWV 59 - Aria - Who Loves Me Will Keep My Word Bach: BWV 59 - Recit. - Soprano Bach: BWV 59 - Chorus Bach: BWV 59 - Aria - Bass

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J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 59 “Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten” [D-58]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VI - Das Bach-Jahr 2012 [B-6]

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 []

Conductor, harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Verena Kast

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Jan Börner; Tenor: Walter Siegel; Bass: Ekkehard Abele
Orchestra: Violin: Plamena Nikitassova, Renate Steinmann; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Tromba: Patrick Henrichs, Peter Hasel; Timpani: Martin Homann; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

Gallus Media 149
Gallus Media 155

May 25, 2012

DVD / TT:
10-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland. Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Complete Cantata [9:50]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Kantate BWV 59, "wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten", Rudolf Lutz

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - May 2014)
Thanks to conbtributors: Rainer Baruth (January 2012), Matthias Hansen (June 2008), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012)

Cantata BWV 59: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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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