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Cantata BWV 90
Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende

Ref.

BWV 90

German Title

Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende

English Title

A terrible end shall sweep you away (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 25th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Gospel: Matthew 24: 15-28
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 25th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: November 14, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Moller (Mvt. 5); Anon (Mvts. 1-4)

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-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus (for the final chorale)
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [T] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 3: Aria [B] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.03 MB] | Score BGA [1.49 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 83 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Vater unser im Himmelreich

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/27 | BC: A 163 | Zwang: K 51 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
AL [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | JdW [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | | Japanese-1 | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of November 17, 2002; Week of December 11, 2005; Week of September 23, 2012; Week of November 15, 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)

Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-00402 [R-20]

 

Cantata BWV 90 [12:50]

Max Thurn

Members of NDR-Chor, Mitglieder / NDR Sinfonieorchester

Alto: Ingeborg Rösiger; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk
Adolf Scherbaum (Bach Trumpet)
Basso continuo: Gerhard Gregor (Organ)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Nov 3, 1956

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.

2

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 15
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 147, Cantata No. 90 [L-15]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 4, 21, 90, 140, 147 [C-1]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 140 / 119 / 90 / 147 / 85 / 28
[C-6]
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 90 [14:37 / 14:13]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Erich Wenk
Violin: Gyoergy Terebesi; Trumpet: Maurice André; Violoncello: Jacoba Muckel; Organ, Harpsichord: Eva Hoelderlin

Erato STE-50182
Erato SMC-95162
Erato STU-70182
Erato/Columbia SMC-55182
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1014
Erato 2292-45444-2
Erato Ultima 3984-28166-2
Erato 2584-61402-2

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 48:10
LP / TT: 48:10
LP / TT: 48:10
LP / TT: 48:10
LP / TT: 48:10
2-CD / TT: 151 min
2-CD / TT: 142:39
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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3

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 90 [13:37 / 13:48]

Jaap Schröder

Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg (Director: Jürgen Jürgens) / Concerto Amsterdam

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
Wim Groot (Trumpet); Anner Bylsma (Violoncello); Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)

Telefunken 6.41103 (SAWT-9540)
Teldec Das Alte Werk 69599
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Sep 4, 1965

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

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, Holland.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 59 (Cantatas BWV 52, 60, 26, 90)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 28 (Cantatas BWV 87-90)

 
 

Cantata BWV 90 [13:05]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Rob Roy McGregor (Trumpet); Walter Forchert (Violin); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Harpsichord, Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.821
Hänssler 92.028
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Dec 1977; Jan 1978

CD / TT: 60:20
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 90: Complete Cantata [13:06]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [HD: 68:20] | Cantatas BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 90 [68:21]
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5

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 90 [12:04 / 12:14]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond
LC: Natural Trumpet: Don Smithers; Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Alda Stuurop [BWV 90/3,5], Lucy van Dael [BWV 90/3,5], Janneke van der Meer, [BWV 90/1], Ruth Hesseling [BWV 90/1], Antoinette van den Hombergh, Keiko Watanabe; Violas: Wiel Peeters, Wim ten Have; Violoncellos: Anner Bylsma, Lidewij Schijfes [BWV 90/1], Dijck Koster [BWV 90/3,5]; Violone: Antonie Woodrow; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt [BWV 90/3,4], Glen Wilson [BWV 90/1,3,5]

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 2+4 & Sep 16, 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.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 90: Complete Cantata [12:20]
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 90 [12:05]

Ton Koopman

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

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
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; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Tromba da tirarsi: Stephen Keavy; 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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7

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 5 (BWV 81-100)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 90 [12:35]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Herjan Pullen, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Evert Baarssen, Evert van Engeltijs; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Arjen Nap, Edwin Smit, Fre Dirk van Roest, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver; Tenors: Frans Benschop, Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Peter Bloemendaal, Marijn Takken; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Richard Guldenaar, Sebastian Holz, Toon van Wezep
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Annelies van der Vegt, Mimi Mitchel, Elin Eriksson, Judith Steenbrick, Rachel Beesley, Wanda Visser; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp; Double-basses: Robert Franenberg, Maggie Urquhart, Jan Hollestelle; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Eduard Wesley, Nico de Gier; Bassoons: Trudy va der Wulp, Henriëtte Bakker; Natural Trumpet: Susan Williams; Natural Horn: Teunis van der Zwart; Transverse Flutes: Kate Clark, Marion Moonen; Organ: Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Bert Mooiman; Church Organ: Martin Mans

Brilliant Classics 99367
Brilliant Classics

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42
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: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Watch on YouTube:
CD: Cantatas BWV 172, BWV 182, BWV 90 [60:23]
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 15 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1723 / VIII (BWV 40, 60, 70, 90)

 
 

Cantata BWV 90 [12:44]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Robin Blaze, Mutsumi Hatano, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Tetsuya Oi (as Tetsuya Oh'i), Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Trumpet: Toshio Shimada; Violins 1: Azumi Takada [Leader], Yuko Araki, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Takeshi Kiriyama, Luna Oda, Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe

BIS CD-1111
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Sep 16-20, 2000

CD / TT: 67:35
MP3 / TT: 67:22

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuner: Toshihiko Umeoka; Balance Engineer: Dirk Lüdemann; Producer: Uli Schneider; Digital Editing: Uli Schneider.
See: Cantatas Vol. 15 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 90: Complete Cantata [12:39] | Complete Cantata [13:18]
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 10: Potsdam / Wittenberg
For the 19th Sunday after Trinity (BWV 48, 5, 90, 56)
For the Feast of Reformation (BWV 79, 192, 80)

 
 
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Cantata BWV 90 [12:44]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Lucinda Houghton, Charlotte Mobbs, Joanne Lunn, Elin Manahan Thomas, Gillian Ross, Belinda Yates; Altos: Elinor Carter, Richard Wyn Roberts, William Towers, Angus Davidson; Tenors: Peter Butterfield, Robert Murray, Andrew Hewitt, David Roy; Basses: Jonathan Brown, Lawrence Wallington, Charles Pott
EBS: Violins 1: Kati Debretzeni, Nicolette Moonen, Alida Schatt, Penelope Spencer, Ulrike Engel; Violins 2: Anne Schumann, Rebecca Livermore, Matthew Truscott, Deidre Ward; Violas: Jane Rogers, Katherine McGillivary, Rosemary Nalden; Cellos: Rainer Zippeling, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Judith Evans; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Trumpet: Neil Brough; Harpsichord: Matthew Halls; Organ: Silas John Standage
trumpet (only for the bass aria), 2 violins, viola, continuo

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-110
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Oct 29, 2000

2-CD / TT: 121:46
MP3 / TT: 120:56

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Erlöserkirche, Potsdam, Germany.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Everett Porter; Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers (Polyhymnia), Paul Meeldijk; Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 90 "Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende” [C-2]

Cantata BWV 90 []

Ruben Jais

coro & orchestra: Mailänder Kantorei

Mezzo-soprano: Lucia Mencaroni; Tenor: Clemens-Christian Löschmann; Bass: Jörg Gottschick

Mailänder Kantorei

Apr 2, 2006

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Chiesa Cristiana Protestante, Milan, Italy.
Source & samples: Mailänder Kantorei (not for sale)

11

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 90 "Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende" [D-41]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt IV - Das Bach-Jahr 2010

 
 

Cantata BWV 90 []

Conductor & Harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Rainer Erlinger

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Leonie Gloor; Alto: Antonia Frey; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Klaus Häger
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Plamena Nikitassova; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Trumpet: Patrick Henrichs; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A773
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

Nov 19, 2010

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, introductory workshop, reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 90: Mvt. 3: Aria [B] [HD: 3:49]
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12

Bach: "Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!", BWV 132; "Ich habe genug", BWV 82"; Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende", BWV 90 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 90 [13:22 from 14:21]

István Bán

(OVPP - No Choir) / Musica Vivax Wien

Soprano: Ingrid Kertesi; Alto: Hermine Haselböck; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: Gábor Bretz
Herwig Tachezi (Cello); Péter Kővári (Organ)

YouTube

Oct 9, 2011

Video / TT:

Recordfed & film ed live at Budavári evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church in Buda Castle), Budapest, Hungary.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 90: Complete Cantata [14:21]

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - November 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Christian Moll (October 2009), John Pike (August 2005)

Cantata BWV 90: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
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