Cantata BWV 157 "Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!" (I am not letting you go, unless you bless me first!) was composed by J.S. Bach in Leipzig for the Inauguration of the he Feast of Purification of Mary [intended for the Funeral of Johann Christoph von Ponickau] of 1727 and performed for the 1st time in Pomßen. The cantata was performed in Leipzig again a year later on the same event. The cantata is scored for tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, oboe, oboe d'amore, violin solo, 2 violins, violetta (viola) & continuo.
The discography pages of BWV 157 on the BCW have been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV157.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV157-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options as part of the recording details. When you click a link to video/audio, a new window will open above the discography page and the video/audio will start to play.
I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios & 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.
I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 157 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please inform me.
You can also read on the BCW the recent discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV157-D4.htm