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Cantata BWV 8
Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?

Ref.

BWV 8

German Title

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?

English Title

Dearest God, When will my Death be? (by Z. Philip Ambrose)

Event

Cantata for the 16th Sunday after Trinity
Reading: Epistle: Ephesians 3: 13-21; Gospel: Luke 7: 11-17
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 16th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: September 24, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1735-1740 - Leipzig
3rd performance (Late version in D): 1746-1747 - Leipzig

Text

Caspar Neumann (Mvts. 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

Text: German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Arabic-1 | Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, 2 oboes d’amore, strings, continuo; horn features in the continuo for the 1st movement
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Arias [T] | Mvt. 3: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] | Mvt. 5: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.65 MB] | Score BGA [2.97 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben

References

BGA: I | NBA: I/23 | BC: A 137 | Zwang: K 88 | First Published: BG, 1851| Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 9, 1999; Week of September 3, 2006; Week of March 18, 2012; Week of September 14, 2014

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
Cantatas Vol. 24 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-02375 [R-41]

 

Cantata BWV 8 [23:00]

Max Thurn

NDR-Chor / Members of Hamburger Rundfunkorchester

Soprano: Dorothea Förster-Georgi; Alto: Ursula Zollenkopf; Tenor: Hans-Dieter Höltge; Bass: Klaus Ocker
Helmut Stirnagel (Solo Flute); Johannes Schlömer (Oboe d'amore); Wilhelm Schaper (Oboe d'amore)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Sep 28-Oct 1, 1958

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

 

Cantata BWV 8 [23:45]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Kieth Engen
Aurèle Nicolet (Flute); Horst Schneider, Edgar Schann (Oboe d'amore I/II)

Archiv Produktion 439387-2
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Jul-Aug 1959

6-CD / TT: 359:25
MP3 / TT: 357:46

Recorded at Augustana-Saal, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Recording Producer: Karl-Heinz Schneider; Balance Engineer: Walter Alfred Wettler.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [23:57] | Complete Cantata [23:37] | Complete Cantata [23:45]
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3

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 110, Cantata No. 8 [L-12]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 8, 26, 43, 61, 85, 130, 182
[C-2]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 8 [21:28]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Mezzo-Soprano: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Erich Wenk
Flute: Maxence Larrieu, Hartmut Strebel; Oboe d’amore: Pierre Pierlot, Jaques Chambon; Bassoon: Paul Hogne; Trumpet: Walter Gleissle; Violoncello: Jacoba Muckel; Organ: Eva Hoelderlin

Erato LDE-3206 (Mono)
Erato STE-50086 (Stereo)
Musical Heritage Society MHS-561
Erato 4509-97407-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

1961

LP / TT: 48:23
LP / TT: 48:23
LP / TT: 48:23
2-CD / TT: 147 min
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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4

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 6: BWV 99, BWV 8, BWV 55 [D-6]

 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [22:02]

Diethard Hellmann

Kurrende des Bachchores Mainz und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Herrat Eicker; Alto: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Werner Richter (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe d’amore); Karl-Heinz Dieckmann (Oboe d’amore); Werner Taube (Continuo-Cello); Martha Schuster (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 200002

Late 1960’s ? (P 2000)

CD / TT: 56:09

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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5

Bach and Mozart CBF148-CBF151 07/20/1970 [F-150]

 

Cantata BWV 8 []

Sandor Salgo

Carmel Bach Festival Chorale / Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Mary Ellen Pracht; Contralto: Pauline Law; Tenor: Seth McCoy; Bass: Douglas Lawrence

Carmel Bach Festival CBF-150

Jul 20, 1970

1 7 in. open reel audio tape

Recorded live at the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.
Source: Online Archive of California

6

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 8 [19:03]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Soprano: Soloist of the Regensburger Domspatzen (No name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Marie Leonhardt, Jacques Holtman, Alda Stuurop, Antoinette van den Hombergh, Janneke van der Meer (Violins); Wim ten Have, Wiel Peeters (Violas); Anner Bylsma, Dijck Koster (Violoncellos); Anthony Woodrow, Piet Swinkels (Violones); Adriaan van Woudenberg (Horn); Frans Brüggen (Transverse Flute); Jürg Schaeftlein, Karl Gruber, Paul Hailperin (Oboes d'amore); Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)

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

Jan 1971

2-LP / TT: 88 min
6-CD / TT: 386:45
MP3 / TT: 384:39
15-CD / TT: 999:37
CD / TT: 62:07
CD / TT: 62:07

Recorded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [19:07] | Complete Cantata [19:03] | Complete Cantata [19:03, Spanish Subtitles] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:48] | Cantatas BWV 7, BWV 8, BWV 9 [70:04]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach : CANTATA - BWV 8 "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?" (Gustav Leonhardt) Bach - Cantate BWV 8 - Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? BWV8 (Subt?tulos en Espa?ol) Bach, Cantata BWV 8 (Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben) 1. Chor JS Bach Sacred Cantatas BWV 7,8,9,Gustav Leonhardt

7

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 51 (Cantatas BWV 99, 8, 27, 48)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 3 (Cantatas BWV 7-9)

 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [16:55]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Bernhard Schmid (Horn); Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Hedda Rothweiler, Klaus Kärcher (Oboes d'amore); Martin Ostertag (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.813
Hänssler 92.003
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Feb, Oct 1979

CD / TT: 65:52
CD / TT: 59:29
MP3 / TT: 59:25

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
BWV 8: Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [17:15] | Cantatas BWV 7, BWV 8, BWV 9 [59:27]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach J.S. Cantata BWV 8 Johann Sebastian Bach - Kantaten - (BWV 7), (BWV 8), (BWV 9)

8

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 8 "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben"; Cantata BWV 78 "Jesu, der du meine Seele"; Cantata BWV 99 "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" [C-8]
J.S. Bach: 6 Favourite Cantatas (Cantatas BWV 147, 80, 140, 8, 51 & 78)
[B-1]

 

Cantata BWV 8 [18:22]

Joshua Rifkin

(OVPP - No Choir) / The Bach Ensemble

Soprano: Julianne Baird; Alto: Allan Fast; Tenor: Frank Kelley; Bass: Jan Opalach

L'Oiseau-Lyre 421728-2
L'Oiseau-Lyre 455706-2
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Mar-Apr 1988

CD / TT: 57:59
2-CD / TT: 136:29
MP3 / TT: 135:32

Recorded at Methuen Memorial Hall, Massachusetts, USA.
Producer: Peter Wadland; Recording Engineer: John Dunkerley.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume II - Trauerode (BWV 198, 156, 8) [C-2]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [17:21]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Soprano: Julianne Baird; Alto: Steven Rickards; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass: James Weaver
ABS Choir: Sopranos: Julianne Baird, Christine Earl, Claire Kelm; Altos: Alexandra Ivanoff, Linda Liebschutz, Steven Rickards; Tenors: Neal Rogers, John Rouse; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, James Weaver; Choral Preparation: Jonathan Dimmock
ABS Orchestra: Violin I: Elizabeth Blumenstock (leader), Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Jolianne von Einem; Violin II: Anthony Martin, Michael Sand, Lisa Weiss; Violas: Katherine Kyme, George Thomson; Violoncello: Elisabeth LeGuin; Violone: Steven Lening; Flute: Sandra Miller; Oboe d'amore: John Abberger (solo), Gonzalo Ruiz; Cornett: Steven Escher; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Organ: Jonathan Dimmock; Harpsichord: Phebe Craig; Archlute: Michael Eagan

Koch International Classics 3-7163-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Jan 10-11 & May 1-2, 1992

CD / TT: 67:51

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Producer: Joseph Spenser; Recording & Engineer: Peter Nothnagle; Digital Editing: Peter Nothnagle
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10

»50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vol. 2

Cantata BWV 8 [21:41] - sung in Japanese translation by Emiko Ohmura

Emiko Ohmura

Bach-Chor Tokyo / Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Konomi Nagoya; Alto: Mariko Sasaki; Tenor: Masatoshi Sasaki; Bass: Akira Watanabe; Organ: Miyako Kusama

Bach-Chor Tokyo BACHCD 02

May 7, 1994

CD / TT: 63:10

Recorded at live at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Source: J.S. Bach: »50 Bach-Kantaten aufgeführt in japanischer Sprache« Vols. 1-20: CD

11

J.S. Bach: "Mit Fried und Freud" (Cantatas BWV 8, 125, 138) [C-12]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [18:31]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Goedele Debelder, Susan Hamilton, Lut Van de Velde, Dominique Verkinderen; Altos: Marnix De Cat, Martin van der Zeijst, Henning Voss, Mieke Wouters; Tenors: Gerhard Hölzle, Paul Hörmann, Markus Schuck, Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Basses: Pieter Coene, Paul Van den Berghe, Robert van der Vinne, Bart Vandewege, Frits Vanhulle
Orchestra: Violins: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (Concert-master), Roberto Anedda, Adrian Chamorro, Thérèse Kipfer, Corrado Masoni, Attilio Motzo, Andreas Preuss, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Catherine Puig, Jean-Luc Thonnerieux, Benoît Weeger; Violoncellos: Ageet Zweistra, Harmen Jan Schwitters; Double-bass: Margareth Urquhart; Flute: Patrick Beuckels; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Taka Kitazato; Bassoon: Philippe Miqueu; Horn: Claude Maury; Organ: Herman Stinders

Harmonia Mundi France HMC-901659
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Harmonia Mundi France HMX-2951659

Feb 1998

CD / TT: 58:40
MP3 / T: 58:18
CD / TT: 58:40

Recorded at Eglise Doopsgezinde Germeente, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Recording Supervisor: Nicholas Parker; Sound Recording: Erdo Groot.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [18:40] | Complete Cantata [18:07]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach / Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? BWV 8 (Herreweghe) J. S. Bach - Cantata BWV 8, Liester Gott, wenn werd ich sterben

12

Bach Edition Vol. 12 - Cantatas Vol. 6

 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [18.17]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Marcel Beekman; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Roomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Peter van de Kolk, Nicky Westerink; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Marijn Takken, Cor van Twillert, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Frans Benschop; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Willem van der Hoorn, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Piet Schuyn
NBC: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Antoinette Lohmann, Eva Scheytt, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fanny Pestalozzi, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz (Violins); Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Maarten Boeken (Violas); Frank Wakelkamp, Thomas Pitt (Violoncellos); Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Ties Marang, Joshua Cheatam (Double-bass); Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Christin Linde, Vincent van Ballegooin, Eduard Wesley, Fernando Souza, Nico de Gier (Oboes); Trudy van der Wulp (Bassoons); Kate Clark, Marion Moonen, Doretthe Janssens, Brian Berryman (Transverse Flutes); Susan Williams (Natural Trumpet); Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp (Organ)

Brilliant Classics 99371

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 286:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 8, BWV 186, BWV 3 [73:58]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach Cantatas BWV 8,186 y 3  Dir. P. J. Leusink - YouTube.flv

13

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [18:38]
Apendix: Alternate version of Aria for Bass (Mvt. 4) with traverso and oboe d’amore [4:58]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe d'amore); Jonathan Manson (Cello); Wilbert Hazelzet (Transverse Flute); Margaret Faultless (Violin)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Francine van der Heijden, Els Bongers, Henriette Feith, Caroline Stam; Altos: Stephen Carter, Annemieke Cantor, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Joost van der Linden, Malcolm Bennett, Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Otto Bouwknegt; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Margaret Faultless, Elena Borderias, Marc Cooper, Kati Debrezeni, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Marshall Marcus, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich (Violins); Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Robbie Jacobs (Cellos); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass); Wilbert Hazelzet, Marion Moonen (Transverse Flutes); Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Anna Starr (Oboes d'amore); Andrew Clark, Gavin Edwards (Horns); Margreet Bongers (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord) [recitatives & arias]; Jan Kleinbussink (Organ) [choir]; Mike Fentross (Lute)

Erato 8573-85842-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211
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Mar 2000

3-CD / TT: 201:13
3-CD / TT: 201:13
MP3 / TT: 200:36

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer & editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
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14

Bach Cantatas Vol. 8: Bremen / Santiago
For the 15th Sunday after Trinity
For the 16th Sunday after Trinity

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantata BWV 8 [18:38]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Thomas Guthrie
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Katharine Fuge, Elin Manahan Thomas, Belinda Yates, Suzanne Flowers, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Richard Wyn Roberts, Charles Humphries, Robin Tyson, Carol Hall; Tenors: Nicolas Robertson, Andrew Busher, Paul Tindall; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Thomas Guthrie, Michael McCarthy, Geoffrey Davidson
EBS: First Violins: Maya Homburger, Nicolette Moonen, Anne Schumann, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Roy Mowatt; Second Violins: Peter Lissauer, Hetty Wayne, Alison Townley, Hildburg Williams; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Rosemary Nalden, Colin Kitching; Cellos: Rainer Zipperling, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Cecelia Bruggemeyer; Flutes: Rachel Beckett, Marion Scott; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway; Bassoon: Nathaniel Harrison; Trumpet: Mike Harrison; Harpsichord: Silas Standage; Organ: Ian Watson

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-104
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Oct 7, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:04
MP3 / TT: 144:37

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Santo Domingo de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Everett Porter; Recording Engineers: Thijs Hoekstra, Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vols. 1&8
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Mvt. 1: Chorus [6:20] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [6:19]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image "Sulla strada" - Bach Pilgrimage vol. 8 - Cantata BWV 8 "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?" Bach: Cantata 8 : Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben* - Gardiner

15

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták III [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 8 []

Salamon Kamp

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

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

Lutherania

Jun 10, 2001

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 12th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

16

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 24 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 8, 33, 113

 
 

Cantata BWV 8 [17:06]
Appendix: Cantata BWV 8: 2nd version of the opening chorus (Mvt. 1) [5:35]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida, Mikiko Suzuki; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshiya Hida, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Natsumi Wakamatsu [leader]; Horn: Toshio Shimada; Transverse Flute: Liliko Maeda; Oboe/Oboe d’amore I: Masamitsu San’nomiya; Oboe/Oboe d’amore II/Oboe da caccia: Atsuko Ozaki; Oboe d’amore II: Yukari Maehashi [BWV 8, appendix]; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu, Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dosaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS 1351
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Sep 6-10, 2002

CD / TT: 67:37
MP3 / TT: 67:26

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Jens Braun; Producer: Thore Brinkmann; Digital Editing: Julian Schwenkner.
See: Cantatas Vol. 24 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?" BWV 8 [SWR Vokalensemble-H. Zender] [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 8 [18:24]

Hans Zender

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart / SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg

Soprano: Kerstin Steube-König [YouTube] or Julia Rempe [Programme]; Alto: Maria von Eldig; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Otto Katzermeyer

YouTube

May 6, 2005

Audio / TT: 18:24

Recorded live at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, during Bachfest Leipzig 2005.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [18:24]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?" BWV 8 [SWR Vokalensemble-H. Zender]

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Cantata No. 8, Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben? (J.S. Bach) [C-2]

Cantata BWV 8 []

Edward Lundergan

Kairos: A Consort of Singers / Orchestra

Soprano: Christine Howlett; Alto: Patricia Marquez; Tenor: Glenn Knickerbocker; Baritone: William Ashby

Kairos: A Consort of Singers

Sep 27, 2009

MP3 / TT

Recorded live at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York, USA.
Listen at: Kairos: A Consort of Singers

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Blanche Moyse 2nd Annual Memorial Concert [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 8 [24:58]

Mary Westbrook-Geha

Blanche Moyse Chorale / Strathmere Festival Orchestra (Music Director: Per Brevig)

Soprano: Mary Ellen Callahan; Alto: Mary Westbrook-Geha, Tenor: Steven Paul Spears; Bass: David Tinervia

YouTube

Oct 12, 2012

Video / TT: 91:57

Recorded & filmed live at St. Joseph's Church, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [24:58]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach BWV 8, Liebster Gott - Strathmere Festival Orchestra - Blanche Moyse Chorale

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 1999 - September 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012, April 2012), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

Cantata BWV 8: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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