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Cantata BWV 69a
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

Ref.

BWV 69a

German Title

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

English Title

Praise the Lord, my soul (by Francis Browne)

Event

Cantata for the 12th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-11; Gospel: Mark 7: 31-37
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 12th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: August 15, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: August 31, 1727 - Leipzig

Text

Psalm 103: 2 (Mvt. 1); Samuel Rodigast (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [based on text from Johann Oswald (?) Knauer cantata cycle]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Scoring

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

Score BGA Anh [0.63]
Chorales: Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 6 ver
Chorale Melody: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/20 | BC: A 123 | Zwang: K 39 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): ? | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Crouch | Japnese-1

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

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

Contents

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 69
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 69a

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

Recordings of Individual Movemnts from BWV 69

 

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 6
Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

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 69a [19:20]

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; Bass: Ruud van der Meer

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

May+Oct 20+24, 1976

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

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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2

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 69a [18:13]

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

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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3

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 69a [17:56]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yoshie Hida; Alto: Kirsten Sollek-Avella; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1041

Oct 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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4

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 140 - Sacred Vocal Works / Magnificat BWV 243a

Cantata BWV 69a: Mvts. 2-4 [8:06]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Anke Vondung; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann

Hänssler 92.140
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Apr-Jun 1999

2-CD / TT: 76:19
MP3 / TT: 76:53

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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 6: Köthen/Frankfurt
For the 12th Sunday after Trinity
For the 13th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 69a [17:18]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Harvey

Soli Deo Gloria 134

Sep 10, 2000

2-CD / TT: 108:56

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Jakobskirche, Köthen, Germany.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 6
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2002 - August 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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