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Cantata BWV 7
Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

Ref.

BWV 7

German Title

Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

English Title

Christ our Lord came to the Jordan (Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist
Readings: Epistle: Isaah 40: 1-5; Gospel: Luke 1: 57-80
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Feast of John the Baptist

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: June 24, 1724 - Leipzig

 

Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 7); Anon (Mvts. 2-6)

Text

German Text | German-2 | NBA Text | Translations: Arabic-1 | Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, concertante violin, viola, continuo (partly with organ)
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1,71 MB] | Score BGA [3.22 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 7 ver 2 [cap]
Scores Examples: Examples from the Score with Commentary | Various motifs extracted from BWV 7/1 | The Figured Organ Player's Part to the Cantata, BWV 7
Chorale Melody: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

References

BGA: I | NBA: I/29 | BC: A 177 | Zwang: K 76 | First Published: BG, 1851 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of June 24, 2001; Week of June 11, 2006; Week of January 20, 2013

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 - Vols. 1&8
Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Edition Bachakademie Vols. 1-20 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 22
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 103, Cantata No. 200, Cantata No. 118, Cantata No. 7 [L-22]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 7, 11, 30, 68, 104
[C-5]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 1

Cantata BWV 7 [26:15]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Georg Jelden; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Erato STU-70342
Musical Heritage Society MHS-928
Erato 0630-12978-2
Erato 2584-61401-2

Jul 1966

LP / TT: 42:12
LP / TT: 42:12
2-CD / TT: 140 min
10-CD / TT: 741:36

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 2 - BWV 5-8
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19
Bach-2000
Vol. 1: Sacred Cantatas 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-47
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 3 - BWV 7-9

 
 

Cantata BWV 7 [25:58]

Gustav Leonhardt

King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks) / Leonhardt-Consort

Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Counter-tenor: Paul Esswood; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35028
Teldec 8.35028 ZL
Teldec 4509-91755-2
Teldec 3984-25706-2
Teldec 8573-81123-2
Warner Classics 8573-81123-5

Jan 1971

2-LP / TT: 88 min
2-CD / TT: 86:58
6-CD / TT: 386:45
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 62:07
CD / TT: 62:07

Recorded in Amsrterdam, the Netherlands.
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3

The Cantata Singers & Ensemble - J.S. Bach: Cantatas 7, 44 & 101 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 7 [23:27]

John Harbison

Cantata Singers & Ensemble

Alto: D'Anna Fortunato; Tenor: Karl Dan Sorensen; Bass: Mark Baker

Advent Corporation
Cantata Singers

1973

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 72:56

Recorded at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 40
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 3

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb 1979

TT: 22:10

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
See: Edition Bachakademie Vols. 1-20 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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5

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták II [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 7 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Matáv Szimfonikus Zenekar

Soprano: Noémi Kiss; Alto: Éva Lax; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Tamás Sackaliczky (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 7, 1998

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 9h Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 11

 

Cantata BWV 7 [20:57]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-80215-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211

Oct 1999

3-CD / TT: 191:36

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 7 [23:20]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Counter-tenor: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

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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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: City of London
For the Feast of St. John the Baptist

 
 

Cantata BWV 7 [22:26]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Wilke te Brummelstroete; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Soli Deo Gloria 101

Jun 24, 2000

2-CD / TT: 148:26

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 22 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 7, 20, 94

 
 

Cantata BWV 7 [20:54]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1321

Apr 19-23, 2002

CD / TT: 73:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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10

Bach Cantates De Saint-Jean Baptiste
Intégrale des cantates sacrées
Vol. 1

 

Cantata BWV 7 [23:15]

Eric J. Milnes

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Suzie LeBlanc; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Stephan MacLeod

ATMA Classique SACD2-2400

Jun 2004

SACD / TT: 73:26

Recorded at Église de la Nativité, La Prairie, Québec, Canada.
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11

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

 

Cantata BWV 7 [21:14]
Encore:. Chorale Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht (Mvt. 7) from Cantata BWV 7 [1:32]

György Vashegyi

Purcell Choir / Orfeo Orchestra

Alto: Melinda Heiter; Tenor: Dávid Szigetvári; Bass: Domonkos Blazsó

Bartók Radio FM

Feb 18, 2012

MP3 / TT: 91:52

Recorded live at Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary.
Source: Bartók Radio FM - wav - mp3 (320 kbps)
Download this recording from: Mediafire

12

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 7 “Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam” [D-59]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St.Gallen "Bach erlebt" VI - Das Bach-Jahr 2012 [B-6]

 
 

Cantata BWV 7 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Hardy Ruoss

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Julius Pfeiffer; Bass: Dominik Wörner
Choir: Sopranos: Gunhild Lang-Alsvilc, Guro Hjemli, Noëmi Tran-Rediger, Alexa Vogel; Altos: Antonia Frey, Alexandra Rawohl, Simon Savoy, Lea Scherer; Tenors: Clemens Flämig, Raphael Höhn, Nicolas Savoy; Basses: Jan Börner, Fabrice Hayoz, Philippe Rayot, William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: RenatSteinmann, Dorothee Mühleisen, Christine Baumann, Sabine Hochstrasser, Petra Melicharek, Ildiko Sajgo; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof; Violoncello: Martin Zeller, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Oboe: Kerstin Kramp, Andreas Helm; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger; Harpsichord: Thomas Leininger

Gallus Media 150

Jun 22, 2012

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland. Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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13

Bachkantaten auf Lutherlieder (J.S. Bach: Luther-Kantaten) [C-1]

Cantata BWV 7 []

Roland Wilson

La Capella Ducale / Musica Fiata

Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Aug 10, 2012

CD / TT:

Recorded at Augustinerkirche, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany, during MDR Musik Sommer.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (June 2001 - July 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (July 2012), Diana Harmon Asher (February 2005), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Daryl Yoder (September 2002)

Cantata BWV 7: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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

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