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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

Cantata BWV 64
Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget

Ref.

BWV 64

German Title

Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget

English Title

Behold, what a love the Father has shown to us (by W. Murray Young)

Event

Cantata for the 3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day]
Readings: Epistle: Hebrews 1: 1-14 / Ecclesiastical Letters 15: 1-8; Gospel: John 1: 1-14

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: December 27, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: c1742 - Leipzig

Text

I John 3: 1 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvt. 2); Balthasar Kindermann (Mvt. 4); Johann Franck (Mvt. 8); Christian Weiss, Sr. or Anon (Mvts. 3, 5, 6-7) [based on text from Johann Oswald (?) Knauer cantata cycle]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | 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-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ | Was frag ich nach der Welt | Jesu, meine Freude

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: cornetto, oboe d’amore, 3 trombones, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Chorale | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Chorale | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.64 MB] | Score BGA [1.74 MB] | Score BGA Anh [0.16 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 8
Capella: Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 4 [cap]
Chorale Melodies: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ | O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3 | Jesu, meine Freude

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/3.1 | BC: A15 | Zwang: K 54 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentaries

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 24, 2000; Week of January 8, 2006; Week of May 24, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 15
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 36, BWV 64 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 64 [24:25]

Wilhelm Ehmann

Westfälische Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen; Alto: Andrea von Ramm; Bass: Hartmut Ochs

Cantate / Vanguard

1969

LP / TT: 52:39

 

2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 64 [20:14]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Anna Reynolds; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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Jun-Jul 1970; Apr 1972

4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 277:06
4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 276:12

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
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3

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. 20 - BWV 64-66

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 64 [20:02 / 20:12]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

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

Telefunken 6.35306
Teldec 8.35306 ZL & 242 565-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81195-2
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: 68:30
CD / TT: 68:30

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 63
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 20

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Ann Murray; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Hänssler

Sep 1977; Jan 1978; Mar/Apr 1981 (Mvt. 5)

TT: 20:49

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [B-2]

 
 

Cantata BWV 64 [17:45]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Dorothea Röschmann; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208
Antoine Marchand CC-72230

Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 214:53

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas [C-10]

 

Cantata BWV 64 [18:12]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Ann Monoyios; Contralto: Sara Mingardo; Bass: Stephan Loges

Archiv Produktion 463589

Dec 1998

CD / TT: 81:17

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 64 by J.E. Gardiner.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 13 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 - BWV 25, 50, 64, 69a, 77

 
 

Cantata BWV 64 [17:24]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan & Concerto Palatino Brass Ensemble

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

BIS 1041

Jun 1999

CD / TT: 70:58

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 64 [20:35]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

BrilliaClassics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 15: New York
For the 3rd Day of Christmas

 
 

Cantata BWV 64 [17:39]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Gillian Keith; Counter-tenors: Robin Tyson; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 127

Dec 27, 2000

CD / TT: 76:15

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 64 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 15
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10

J. S. Bach: Karácsonyi kantáták - Christmas Cantatas BWV 63, 40, 64 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 64 []

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir & Orchestra (Ars Longa Ének és Zenekar)

Soprano: Gabriella Jani, Alto: József Csapó, Tenor: Martin Koch; Bass: Zoltán Mizsei

MAE-003

2000

CD / TT:

Recorded in Budapest. Hungary.
Source: Corvina Consort

11

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 64, 121, 133 (Weihnachtskantaten) [C-1]

Jean Tubéry

Choeur de Chambre de Namur / Les Agrémens

Soprano: Caroline Weynants; Alto: Petra Noskaiova [Aria]; Counter-tenor: Paulin Bündgen [Recitative]; Bass: Etienne Debaisieux

Ricercar

Dec 2-4, 2006

TT: 17:14

Recorded at Eglise Saint Loup, Namur, Belgium.

12

J.S. Bach: Caantatas BWV 82, 51 & 64 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 64 []

Predrag Gosta

The Canterbury Choir / New Trinity Baroque (on period instruments)

Soprano: Sherri Seiden; Bass: Jason Hardy
Randall Tinnin (Baroque Trumpet); Joyce Alper (Baroque Oboe); Brad Hughley (Organ)

Edition Lilac

Dec 23, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Gerogia, USA.

13

J.S. Bach: Jesu meine Freude [C-1]

Cantate BWV 64 [19:21]

Pieter-Jan Belder (General Musical Direction:)

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Artistic Leader: Harry van der Kamp) / Musica Amphion (Artistic  Leaders: Pieter-Jan Belder & Rémy Baudet)

Soprano: Amaryllis Dieltiens; [BWV 64:5]; Soprano: Nele Gramß [BWV 64:1,2,3,4,7]; Alto: Marnix De Cat; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Harry van der Kamp

Et’cetera KTC-1440

Sep 28-30, 2011

CD / TT: 72:46.

Recorded at Johann Sebastian Bachkirche Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - May 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Patrick Depelley (October 2007), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002)

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