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Cantata BWV 98
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan [I]

Ref.

BWV 98

German Title

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan [I]

English Title

What God does, that is done well (by Francis Browne)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 21st Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: Ephesians 6: 10-17; Gospel: John 4: 46-54
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 21st Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: November 10, 1726 - Leipzig

Text

Samuel Rodigast (Mvt. 1); Anon (Mvts. 2-5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus (for Mvt. 1)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille (tenor oboe), 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria

Score Vocal & Piano [1.19 MB] | Score BGA [1.45 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 160 (BWV 98: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 98 (BWV 98: Parts) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 1
Chorale Melody: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

References

BGA: XXII | NBA: I/25 | BC: A 153 | Zwang: K 158 | First Published: BG, 1875 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

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

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 20, 2002; Week of January 27, 2008; Week of July 15, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 14
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 68, Cantata No. 98, Cantata No. 53 [L-14]
Bach Cantatas: Volume 2

 

Cantata BWV 98 [16:50]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Erich Wenk

Erato STE-50181
Erato STU-70181
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1001
Erato 2584-61402-2

Jun 1963

LP / TT: 44:35
LP / TT: 44:35
LP / TT: 44:35
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Ilsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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2

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. 30 - BWV 97-99

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 98 [14:15 / 14:32]

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Claus Lengert (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35442
Teldec 8.44280 ZK & 242 583-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81180-2
Warner Classics 8573-81180-5

Sep 16-17+19, 1978

2-LP / TT: 75 min
CD / TT: 76:15
6-CD / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 59:44
CD / TT: 59:44

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?)..
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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 55
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 31

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Lutz-Michael Harder; Bass: Walter Heldwein

Hänssler

Oct 1982; July 1983

TT: 14:26

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Feb, Oct, July 1982; July 1983. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas (21st & 23rd Sunday after Trinity) [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 98 [12:53]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Derek Lee Ragin; Tenor: Julian Podger; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Archiv Produktion 463586

Dec 1998

CD / TT: 45:30

Recorded at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata NWB 98 by J.E. Gardiner.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 5 - Cantatas Vol. 2

 
 

Cantata BWV 98 [15:00]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99364

Apr-Sep 1999

5-CD / TT: 297:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 11: Genova/Greenwich
For the 20th Sunday after Trinity
For the 21st Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 98 [13:20]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano:Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Soli Deo Gloria 168

Nov 11-12, 2000

2-CD / TT: 145:05

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England.
2nd recording of Cantata NWB 98 by J.E. Gardiner.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 18

 
 

Cantata BWV 98 [13:27]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Johannette Zomer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72218

Feb 26-Mar 7, 2002 [Mvts. 1-3, 5]
Oct 19, 2003 [Mvt. 4]

3-CD / TT: 193:02

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 1: "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" - Cantatas BWV 98 · 180 · 56 · 55

 

Cantata BWV 98 [13:18]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Sophie Karthäuser; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Dominik Wörner

Accent 25301

Oct 2004

SACD / TT: 69:43

Recorded at l'Eglise des Minimes à Bruxelles, Belgium.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 48 - BWV 34, 98, 117, 120

 
 

Cantata BWV 98 [13:27]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Satoshi Mizukoshi; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1881

Jun 2010

SACD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - December 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012)

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