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Cantata BWV 69
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele [I]

Ref.

BWV 69

German Title

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele [I]

English Title

Praise the Lord, my soul (by Francis Browne)

Event

Cantata for the Town Council Inauguration

Composed

Leipzig, 1748 ?
1st performance: August 26, 1748 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 103: 2 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [W. Murray Young suggests Christian Weiss, Sr.]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, oboe d'amore, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.85 MB] | Score BGA [3.51 MB]
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/32.2 | BC: B 10 | Zwang: K 202 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 18, 2002; Week of Sepember 11, 2005; Week of November 27, 2011

Contents

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 69
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 69a
Recordings of Individual Movemnts from BWV 69

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

Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 67
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 22

 

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Mar 1973 (Mvts. 2, 4-6), Apr 1982 (rest)

TT: 20:50

On Bacakademie Edition the dates are: Mar-May 1983; Feb 1982 (Mvt. 1); July 1983 (Mvt. 3).
Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 69 by H. Rilling.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 69 & 120 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 69 []

Melvin Dickinson

Louisville Bach Society

Soprano: Margaret Kelly; Mezzo-soprano: Antoinette Hardin; Tenor: David Brown; Bass: Arnold Epley

Rivergate LP-1002 (Louisville Bach Society)

Early 1970's ?

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Alain Fantapié reported in Diapason magazine, No. 195, March 1975: "An interpretation of BWV 146, conducted by F. Prohaska, has disappeared from American catalogue, which exists only coupled on Riverside album with Cantatas BWV 69 and 120 performed by the Louisville Bach Society and American singers. This record has never been available in France."
This recording is available to all Louisville Bach Society members. See: Louisville Bach Society

3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 18 - BWV 69-72
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. 21 - BWV 67-69 & 69a

 
 

Cantata BWV 69 [10:59]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Telefunken 6.35340
Teldec 8.35340 ZL & 242 572-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81194-2
Warner Classics 8573-81194-5

Jan 14 & May +Oct 20+24, 1976

2-LP / TT: 88 min
2-CD / TT: 88:31
6-CD / TT: / 389:16
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 61:03
CD / TT: 61:03

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Town Council Election Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 8)

 
 

Cantata BWV 69 [20:21]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206
Antoine Marchand CC-72287

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00
3-CD / TT: 196:00
CD / TT: 62:34

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 69 [11:03]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

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

Brilliant Classics 99368

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 276:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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6

1st Subccription Concert 2000/01 [L-12]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Wiener Philharmoniker

Soprano: Juliane Banse; Mezzo-soprano: Katalin Hamari; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Jonas Kaufmann; Bass: Christian Gerhaher; Organ: Boris Kleiner

CS-PCM Classic7 / Private CD

Sep 2000

TT: 21:25

Recorded live by Austrian Radio (ORF) at Großer Musikvereinssaal,Vienna, Austria.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 69 by H. Rilling.

7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 55 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar, Cantatas · 30 · 69 · 191 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1730s-40s (IV))

 
 
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Cantata BWV 69 [19:05]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Kiyomi Suga (Flauto Traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Ryo Terakado (Violin)

BIS 2031
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Feb 2013

SACD / TT: 68:40
MP3 / TT: 68:29

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Sound Engineer: Jens Braun; Tuner: Akimi Hayash.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - November 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012)

Cantatas BWV 69 & BWV 69a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 69 | Details & Recordings of BWV 69a | Recordings of Individual Movemnts from BWV 69 | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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