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Cantata BWV 60
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort [II]

Ref.

BWV 60

German Title

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort [Dialogus] II

English Title

O Eternity, Thou Word of Thunder [Dialogue] II

Event

Solo Cantata for the 24th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Colossians 1: 9-14; Gospel: Matthew 9: 18-26
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 24th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: November 7, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Rist (Mvt. 1); Franz Joachim Burmeister (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvts. 2-4); Genesis 49: 18 (Mvt. 1); Revelation 14: 13 (Mvt. 4)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Portuguese-3 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort | Es ist genug

Scoring

Soloists: Furcht [= Fear] (Alto), Hoffnung [= Hope] (Tenor), Christus [= Christ] (Bass); 4-part Chorus (in the final chorale)
Orchestra: horn (in the opening duet), 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorale & Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 2: Recitative (Dialogue) | Mvt. 3: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 4: Recitative & Arioso | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.40 MB] | Score BGA [1.79 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Wach auf, mein Geist, erhebe dich/O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort | Es ist genug

References

BGA: XII/2 | NBA: I/27 | BC: A 161 | Zwang: K 50 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 25, 2001; Week of December 4, 2005; Week of Sepember 9, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1
Discussions - Part 2 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 3
Discussions - Part 4 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 5 (3rd round)

Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Bach Hits Back - by Swingle Singers

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Aria Group - Cantatas & Cantata Movements [C-6]

Frank Brieff

Bach Aria Group Chorus & Orchestra

Alto: Alto section from the Bach Aria Group Chorus (Mvt. 1), Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Bernard Greenhouse (‘cello); Erich Itor Kahn (piano); Robert Bloom (Oboe d'amore); Maurice Wilk (Violin)

RCA Victor

1953-1954

2-LP / TT:

 

2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II
J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 147 & BWV 60
[CL-2]

Cantata BWV 60 [16:11 / 16:10]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

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

Archiv Produktion
Archiv Produktion 198331

Feb 13, 20-21, 1964

5-CD / TT:
LP / TT: 48:53

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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3

Alban Berg: Violin Concert; J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 60 [C-1]


Cantata BWV 60 [17:32]

Martin Turnovský

Czech Philharmonic Chorus / Musici Pragenses

Contralto: Mária Mrázová; Tenor: Gerald English; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster

Supraphon SUA ST-50804

1967

LP / TT: 44:04

Recorded in the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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 60 [16:08 / 16:09]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz, Bass: Ruud van der Meer

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.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 59
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 19

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Dec 1977; Jan 1978

TT: 17:29

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Kantate "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" Nr. 60; Felix Draeseke: Requiem h-Moll op. 22 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 60 []

Karl Frotscher

Dresdner Bachchor / Dresdner Philharmonie (as Philharmonisches Orchester)

Soprano: Helga Termer; Alto: Brigitte Pfretzschner; Tenor: Peter Menzel; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Musik an der Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden

c1991

Tape / TT:

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TBA-B 302.
Source: SLUB Dresden & WorldCat Libraries

7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8
J.S. Bach: Dialogue Cantatas l (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 9)

 
 

CantaBWV 60 [14:21]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208
Antoine Marchand CC-72288

Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 190:47
CD / TT: 73:06

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 60 [15:35]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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9

Brattleboro Music Center presents: Marlboro Music Festival, 2000-07-21 [F-2000]

 

Cantata BWV 60 [19:03]

Blanche Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Mary Westbrook-Geha; Tenor: Steven Paul Spears; Baritone: Randall Scarlata
Rudolph Vrbsky (Oboe d'amore/Oboe); Peggy Spencer (Violin); Gregory Hayes (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Jul 21, 2000

MC / TT: 78:25

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA. There is also MC of the rehearsal from July 20, 2000.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 15 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 40, 60, 70, 90

 
 

Cantata BWV 60 [14:57]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1111

Sep 16-20, 2000

CD / TT: 67:35

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 12: Tooting/Winchester
For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
For the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 60 [16:05]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson, Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 171

Nov 17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 140:53

Recorded during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at All Saints church, Tooting, England (not live recording).
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12

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 60 "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" [R-16]

 

Cantata BWV 60 [21 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Susanne Krumbiegel; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Matthias Weichert

MDR Figaro

Nov 6, 2005

MC / TT: 21 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Nov 6, 2005.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TKD-C 2772.
Source: SLUB Dresden

13

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 60 «O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort» [C-2]
Bachkantaten N°2 (BWV 22, 60, 34)

 
 

Cantata BWV 60 []

Rudolf Lutz

Schola Seconda Pratica

Soprano: Miriam Feuersinger; Alto: Claude Eichenberger; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Markus Volpert

Gallus Media A321
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
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Nov 24, 2006

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 48:34

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Swi.
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14

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 15: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" - Cantatas BWV 52 · 60 · 116 · 140

 

Cantata BWV 60 [14:25]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Yeree Suh; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25315

Dec 5-8, 2011

SACD / TT: 71:16

Recorded at Beguinenhofkerk, Sint Truiden, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2001 - March 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Daniel Michel (September 2004), Christian Moll (May 2010), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001, February 2005)

Cantata BWV 60: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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