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Cantata BWV 89
Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?

Ref.

BWV 89

German Title

Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?

English Title

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Philippians 1: 3-11; Gospel: Matthew 18: 23-35
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: October 24, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Hosea 11: 8 (Mvt. 1); Johann Heermann (Mvt. 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5) [W. Murray Young suggests Christian Weiss, Sr. or someone unknown]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | 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-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Wo soll ich fliehen hin

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: horn, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 3: Aria [A] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 5: Aria [S] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.10 MB] | Score BGA [1.20 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 99 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Wo soll ich fliehen hin / Auf meinen lieben Gott

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/26 | BC: A 155 | Zwang: K 48 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Commentary

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 19, 2000; Week of November 20, 2005; Week of July 29, 2012; Week of October 25, 2015

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)

Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 189 · 89 · 174 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 89 []

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Contralto: Anne Munch; Bass: Herbert Bauer
Reibhold Barchet (Violin); Kurt Kalmus (Solo Oboe); J. Weissenbach (Harpsichord); Max Braun (Violoncello); Franz Ortner (Double-bass)

Erato LDE-3043
Westminster SWN-18755
Westminster XWN-18755
Musical Heritage Society MHS-566

Mar 31-Apr 4, 1956

LP / TT:

Recorded in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Sound Engineer: H. Jansen.

2

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-07281 [R-64]

 

Cantata BWV 89 [14:00]

Max Thurn

Chor des Eppendorfer Gymnasiums (1); Members of NDR-Chor (Rehearsal: Zabel, Heinz (1)) / Members of Hamburger Rundfunkorchester

Soprano: Christa Döll; Alto: Ursula Zollenkopf; Bass: Erich Wenk
Johannes Schlömer (Oboe)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Sep 20-22, 1960

TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

3

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 1: BWV 190a, BWV 84, BWV 89, BWV 27 [D-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [13:29]

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 980015

Late 1960’s ? (P 1998)

CD / TT: 65:07

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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CD: Musik aus Mitterteich - Hubertus Krämer

4

J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas Nr. 89, Nr. 90, Nr. 161 [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 18, 59, 89, 90, 106, 118, 152, 161 & 182 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 89 [LP: 11:43; CD: 12:05]

Jaap Schröder

Junge Kantorei (Director: Joachim Martini) / Concerto Amsterdam

Soprano: Sheila Armstrong, Alto: Helen Watts, Bass: Max van Egmond
Ad Mater, Lilian Lagaay (Oboes); Hermann Baumann (Horn); Anner Bylsma (Violoncello); Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)

Telefunken SAWT-9540
Teldec Das Alte Werk 69599
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Mar 31 & Apr 1, 7-8, 1968

LP / TT: 42:37
2-CD / TT: 148:33
MP3 / TT: 145:09

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, the Netherlands.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 56 (Cantatas BWV 109, 38, 89)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 28 (Cantatas BWV 87-90)

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [LP: 12:00; CD: 12:18]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Helen Watts; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher
Rob Roy McGregor (Trumpet); Günther Passin, Hedda Rothweiller (Oboe); Kurt Etzold (Bassoon); Helmut Veihelmann (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.817
Hänssler 92.028
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Sep, Dec 1977

CD / TT: 56:08
CD / TT: 68:21
MP3 / TT: 68:15

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck; Sound Engineer: Henno Quasthoff.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 89: Complete Cantata [12:26]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [HD: 68:20] | Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [68:20]
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 22 (BWV 84-90)
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 5 (BWV 79-99)
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 (BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99)
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 27 (BWV 87-90)

 

Cantata BWV 89 [12:11 / 12:26]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Boy Soprano: Marcus Klein (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Corno da caccia: Ab Koster; Oboe I: Ku Ebbinge; Oboe II: Bruce Haynes, Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Alda Stuurop, Lucy van Dael, Antoinette van den Hombergh, Keiko Watanabe; Violas: Wim ten Have, Wiel Peeters; Violoncellos: Anner Bylsma, Dijck Koster [BWV 89/1,6]; Violone: Antonie Woodrow; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt [BWV 89/2,3,4,5], Glen Wilson [BWV 89/1,6]

Telefunken 6.35364
Teldec 8.35364 ZL & 242 578-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
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Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81183-2
Warner Classics 8573-81183-5
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Mar 1-3 & Sep 16+18, 1978

2-LP / TT: 102 min
2-CD / TT: 103:51
6-CD / TT: 385:16
MP3 / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 61:55
CD / TT: 61:55
MP3 / TT: 61:44

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 89: Complete Cantata [12:29]
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:31]
Appendix: Alternate Aria for Bass Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? (Mvt. 1), BWV 89a [4:14]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Dorothea Röschmann; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Vera Lansink, María-Luz Álvarez, Mariette Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Pedro Adarraga, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Andreas Gisler; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Bas Verkuylen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson, Foskien Kooistro, Corio Marono, Marshall Marcus, Sebastian van Vucht, Kati Debretzeni; Violas: Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Ann Vanlancker; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Horns: Andrew Clark, Froncois Merond; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Fabio Bonizzoni [choir]; Organ/Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208
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Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 190:47
MP3 / TT: 190:17

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 15 - Cantatas Vol. 8
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 5 (BWV 81-100)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:26]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Tanny Koomen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Henk Timmerman, Job Boswinkel
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Ewa Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Wanda Visser, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Rachael Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann, Mimi Mitchel; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncellos: Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt; Double-basses: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 89/1,5,6], Kristin Linde [BWV 89/1,6]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Horns: Teunis van der Zwart, Erwin Wieringa; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Stephen Taylor, Bert Mooiman

Brilliant Classics 99374
Brilliant Classics

Jan-Feb 2000

5-CD / TT: 307:16
MP3 / TT: 380:23

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 194, BWV 176, BWV 89 [63:02] | Cantatas BWV 194, BWV 176, BWV 89 [63:02]
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 12: Tooting/Winchester
For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity (BWV 55, 89, 115, 60)
For the 23rd Sunday after Trinity (BWV 139, 163, 52, 140)

 
 
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2.

Cantata BWV 89 [11:17]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson, Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Joanne Lunn, Elin Manahan Thomas, Angela Kazimierczuk, Lucinda Houghton, Emma Preston-Dunlop; Altos: Robin Tyson, Richard Wyn Roberts, James Burton, Frances Bourne; Tenors: Vernon Kirk, Gerald O'Beirne, Paul Tindall, Peter Butterfield; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Lawrence Wallington, Richard Savage; Malcolm Arthur
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Penelope Spencer, Debbie Diamond; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Rebecca Livermore, Desmond Heath, Matthew Truscott; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers; Violas da gamba: Richard Campbell, Susanna Pell; Cellos: David Watkin, Christopher Poffley; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway; Bassoon: Ursula Leveaux; Horn: Roger Montgomery; Organ: Howard Moody; Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-171
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Nov 17, 2000

2-CD / TT: 140:53
MP3 / TT: 140:25

Recorded during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at All Saints church, Tooting, England (not live recording).
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot [post-production] (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Roger de Schot (Polyhymnia), Taco van der Werf (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Ientje Mooij (Polyhymnia); Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 14 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / VII (BWV 48, 89, 109, 148)

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 [11:08]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Bass: Chiyuki Urano
Chorus: Sopranos: Midori Suzuki, Yoshie Hida, Aki Yanagisawa; Altos: Robin Blaze, Yuko Anazawa, Yoko Nagashima; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi, Basses: Chiyuki Urano, Yoshiya Hida, Tetsuya Oi
Orchestra: Corno da caccia (natural horn): Toshio Shimada; Oboe I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Mari Ono, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Takeshi Kiriyama, Luna Oda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo (Basso Continuo): Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki [Principal], Norizumi Moro'oka; Double-bass: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Seiichi Futakuchi; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki

BIS CD-1081
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Feb 22-25, 2000

CD / TT: 66:04
MP3 / TT: 65:55

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Dirk Lüdemann; Producer: Hans Kipfer; Digital Editing: Dirk Lüdemann.
See: Cantatas Vol. 14 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 89: Complete Cantata [11:22]
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J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 89 "Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim" [D-72]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VII - Das Bach-Jahr 2013

 
 

Cantata BWV 89 []

Conductor & Harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Thomas Cerny

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Núria Rial; Alto: Markus Forster; Tenor: Raphael Höhn; Bass: Dominik Wörner
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Monika Baer, Monika Altorfer, Sabine Hochstrasser, Martin Korrodi, Olivia Schenkel; Violas: Susanna Hefti, Ulrike Kaufmann, Martina Zimmermann; Violoncellos: Martin Zeller, Hristo Kouzmanov; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Horn da caccia: Olivier Picon; Oboes: Kerstin Kramp, Andreas Helm; Organ: Nicola Cumer

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen B095
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

Oct 25, 2013

DVD / TT: 71 min
11-DVD / TT: 700 min

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also newly features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Johannes Widmer; Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 89: Mvt. 5: Aria [S] [HD: 2:36]
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - October 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012)

Cantata BWV 89: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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