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Cantata BWV 62
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [II]

Ref.

BWV 62

German Title

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [II]

English Title

Come now, Saviour of the gentiles (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 1st Sunday in Advent
Readings: Epistle: Romans 13: 11-14; Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-9

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: December 3, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1732-1735 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-6 | Hungarian-1 | Hungarian-2 | Indonesian | Italian-5 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo with horn
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale (Duet)

Score Vocal & Piano [1.46 MB] | Score BGA [2.44 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver 2 [cap]
Examples from the Score: Examples
Chorale Melody: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/1 | BC: A 2 | Zwang: K 100 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 1, 2002; Week of November 19, 2006; Week of January 11, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 28 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
A Bach Album - by Timothy Roberts & His Majesty’s Consort of Voices

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 62 & BWV 142 [C-3]

Heinz Markus Göttsche

Mannheim Bach Choir / Heidelberger Kammerorchester

Soprano: Petrina Krause; Alto: Sabine Kirchner; Tenor: Friedrich Melzer; Bass: Edmund Illerhaus

Da Camera / MHS / Oryx

Oct 1966

LP / TT: 22:46

Recorded at Christuskirche Mannheim.

2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt BWV 18; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 62 [L-2]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 3 -
Cantatas I
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 3 - Sacred Cantatas, St Matthew Passion [B-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 62 [23:26]

Erhard Mauersberger

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Alto: Gerda Schriever; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Basso continuo: Lothar Max (Violoncello); Konrad Siebach (Double-bass); Hannes Kästner (Harpsichord, Organ)

Eterna 825989
Archiv Produktion 198441
Leipzig Classics 001820-2BC
Leipzig Classics 001819-2BC

Nov 1967

LP / TT: 39:59
LP / TT: 39:59
CD / TT: 64:24
5-CD / TT: 323:17

Recorded at Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 2: BWV 26, BWV 62, BWV 191 [D-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 62 [16:30]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Halina Łukomska; Contralto: Margrit Conrad; Tenor: Alexander Young; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern; Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe); Karl-Heinz Dieckmann (Oboe); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Werner Taube (Cello); Reinhard Bertram (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980016

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 55:01

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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CD: Musik aus Mitterteich - Hubertus Krämer

4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 16 - BWV 61-64
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 4 - BWV 61-78
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 19 - BWV 61-63

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 62 [19:37 / 19:45]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Peter Jelosits (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer

Telefunken 6.35306
Teldec 8.35306 ZL & 242 565-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81196-2
Warner Classics 8573-81196-5

Nov 1975

2-LP / TT: 83 min
2-CD / TT: 82:15
6-CD / TT: / 389:16
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 63:40
CD / TT: 63:40

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 60
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 20

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Inga Nielsen; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Oct 1979; Feb, Apr 1980

TT: 19:34

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

Cantatas for the Christmas Season [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 62 []

Tamara Brooks

NEC Chamber Singers / Instrumental ensemble

Vocal soloists: unknown

New England Conservatory of Music

Dec 12, 1989

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

7

J.S. Bach: Advent Cantatas [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 62 [18:17]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Nancy Argenta; Mezzo-soprano: Petra Lang; Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson; Baritone: Olaf Bär

Archiv Produktion 437327
Archiv Produktion 463588

Jan 1992

CD / TT: 61:09

Recorded at Blackheath Concert Halls, Great Hall, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 62 by J.E. Gardiner.
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8

J.S. Bach: Adventskantaten [C-10]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Sarah Connolly; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Nov 1996

TT: 18:39

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9

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 62 [20:05]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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10

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 13

 
 

Cantata BWV 62 [19:09]
Appendix: Alternate Aria for Bass Streite, siege, starker Held! (Mvt. 4) [5:04]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72213

Nov 25-Dec 2, 2000

3-CD / TT: 184:24

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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11

Bach Cantatas Vol. 13: Köln/Lüneburg
For the 1st Sunday in Advent
For the 4th Sunday in Advent

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 62 [19:33]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

CD-1: Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 162

Dec 3, 2000

2-CD / TT: 134:22

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St. Maria im Kapitol, Köln, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 62 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 13
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12

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták VI [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 62 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Weiner-Szász Chamber Symphony (Weiner-Szász Kamaraszimfónikusok)

Soprano: Judit Béres; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay; Gábor Trajtler (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 8, 2003

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 14th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 62 by S. Kamp.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

13

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

Cantata BWV 62 []

Guido Mürmann

Messiaskantorei Hannover / Bachorchester Hannover, Barocktrompetenensemble Edward Tarr

Soprano: Ursula Fiedler; Alto: Hilke Andersen; Tenor: Michael Nowak; Bass: Matthias Gerchen

Messiaskantorei Hannover

Dec 6-7, 2003

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Corvinuskirckhe Wunstorf & Markuskirche (am Lister Plaz) Hannover, Germany.
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14

Konzert Bach Schütz [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 62 []

Daniel Harding

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano: Johannette Zomer, Alto: Bernarda Fink, Tenor: Werner Güra; Bass-Baritone: Stephan MacLeod

Euro-Opera (Ö1) Dok 321

Dec 13, 2003

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Großen Musikvereinssaal, Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 by D. Harding.
Source: Euro-Opera: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

15

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 28 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 26, 62, 116, 139

 

Cantata BWV 62 [17:47]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1451

Mar 16-19, 2004

SACD / TT: 68:44

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 28 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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16

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

Cantata BWV 62 [20:11]

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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17

J.S. Bach: Kantate, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 62; Kantate, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140 [C-19]

 

Cantata BWV 62 [21:25]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Kornélia Bakos; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: László Jekl

YouTube

Dec 6, 2008

TV Broadcast / TT: 48:10

Recorded & filmed live at Kelenföldi református templom / Calvinist Church, Budapest (Kelenföld) Karzat / Organ-loft, Hungary. Video- and sound-recording: Remete Péter.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 62 by S. Kamp.
Watch this performance on YouTube: Complete Cantata BWV 62 [21:25]

18

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 9: "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" - Cantatas BWV 61 · 36 · 62 · 132

 

Cantata BWV 62 [19:09]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

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

Accent 25309

Dec 11-12, 2008

SACD / TT: 76:39

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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19

Thomanerchor Leipzig - Das Kirchenjahr mit Bach, Vol. 1: Advent - Cantatas BWV 36, 61, 62

 

Cantata BWV 62 [19:17]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Boy Soprano: Paul Bernewitz (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Boy Alto: Friedrich Praetorius (Soloist of the Thomanerchor Leipzig); Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Daniel Ochoa

Rondeau Production ROP-4040

Dec 17-18, 2010

CD / TT: 69:28

Recorded during the weekly cantata services at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saaxony, Germany.
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20

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 62 "Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland" [C-4]

Cantata BWV 62 []

Ruben Jais

coro & orchestra: Mailänder Kantorei

Soprano: Elisa Franzetti; Soprano: Denise Araneda; Mezzo-soprano: Elena Biscuola; Tenor: Donát Havár; Bass: Christian Senn

Mailänder Kantorei

Dec 11, 2011

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Chiesa Cristiana Protestante, Milan, Italy.
Source & samples: Mailänder Kantorei (not for sale)

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - November 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Glen Armstrong (February 2011), Peter Bright (July 2005), Matthias Hansen (February 2012), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012), Bradley Lehman (February 2006), Ed Myskowski (January 2009), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (November 2012), Peter Schmidt (May 2005)

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