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Cantata BWV 96
Herr Christ, der einige Gottessohn

Ref.

BWV 96

German Title

Herr Christ, der einige Gottessohn

English Title

Lord Christ, the only Son of God (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 18th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8; Gospel: Matthew 22: 34-46
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 18th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: October 8, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: October 24, 1734 ? - Leipzig
3rd performance: October 1, 1740 ? - Leipzig

Text

Elisabeth Kreuziger (Mvts, 1, 6); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Four-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, piccolo flute, piccolo violin, 2 oboes, 2 violins, horn and trombone in the continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.61 MB] | Score BGA [2.82 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 179, Faszikel 1 (BWV 96: Mvts.) | D LEb Thomana 96 (BWV 96: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Complete [cap]
Score Examples: Mvt. 1 - Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

References

BGA: XXII | NBA: I/24 | BC: A 142 | Zwang: K 91 | First Published: BG, 1875 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 14, 2001; Week of September 24, 2006; Week of April 29, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 26 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 52
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 30

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Hänssler

Mar-Apr 1973

TT: 20:23

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contralto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978

TT: 20:23

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 24 - BWV 95-98
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. 29 - BWV 94-96

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 96 [19:47 / 20:02]

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: Philippe Huttenlocher

Telefunken 6.35442
Teldec 8.44280 ZK & 242 583-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81181-2
Warner Classics 8573-81181-5

Feb 14, 1978

2-LP / TT: 75 min
CD / TT: 76:15
6-CD / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 59:50
CD / TT: 59:50

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 96 [18:28]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 9: Lund / Leipzig
For the 17th Sunday after Trinity
For the 18th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 96 [19:22]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Soli Deo Gloria 159

Oct 22, 2000

2-CD / TT: 138:41

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 13

 
 

Cantata BWV 96 [16:46]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72213

Nov 25-Dec 2, 2000

3-CD / TT: 184:24

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Cantatas Vol. 13 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 26 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 96, 122, 180

 
 

Cantata BWV 96 [17:14]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Timothy Kenworthy-Brown; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1401

Jun 7-10, 2003

CD / TT: 52:57

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 26 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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J.S. Bach: Kantatáest [C-12]

 

Cantata BWV 96 []

Salamon Kamp

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

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

Lutherania

Jun 11, 2006

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 17th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 12: "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz" - Cantatas BWV 138 · 27 · 47 · 96

 

Cantata BWV 96 [18:20]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25312

Sep 20-21, 2009

SACD / TT: 70:13

Recorded at Sint-Truiden, Belgium.
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10

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 96 "Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn" [C-51]

 

Cantata BWV 96 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Iso Camartin

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Noëmi Sohn; Alto: Jan Börner; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich
Choir: Soprano: Susanne Frei, Guro Hjemli, Noëmi Sohn Nad, Noëmi Trans-Rediger; Alto: Jan Börner, Olivia Fündeling, Katharina Jud, Alexandra Rawohl, Lea Scherer; Tenor: Marcel Fässler, Clemens Flämig, Raphael Höhn; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Philippe Rayot, William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Martin Korrodi, Monika Altdorfer, Christine Baumann, Alessia Menin, Olivia Schenkel; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof, Emmanuel Carron; Violoncello: Maya Amrein, Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Trombone: Ulrich Eichenberger; Flute: Claire Genewein; Oboe: Luisa Baumgartl, Ingo Müller; Harpsichord: Nicola Cumer; Organ Norbert Zeilberger; Flauto Piccolo: Maurice Steger (Special Guest)

Gallus Media A869

Oct 21, 2011

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, the reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: GALLUS MEDIA AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2001 - July 2012)
Thanks to Contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Piotr Jaworski (December 2004)

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