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David Willcocks & King’s College Choir Cambridge
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Recordings with Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Recordings with Gustav Leonhardt

David Willcocks – Short Biography
King's College Choir Cambridge – Short History

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas

C-1

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 147 & Motets

 

Cantata BWV 147, Motets BWV 226, BWV 228, BWV 230

David Willcocks

King's College Choir Cambridge / Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields

Soprano: Elly Ameling; Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Ian Partridge; Bass: John Shirley-Quirk

EMI

1972

LP / TT:

See: [C-2] below.

C-2

J.S. Bach: Catata 147 · 6 Motets · Chorales & chorale preludes for Advent & Christmas

CD-1: Cantata BWV 147 [32:53]
Chorales & Chorale Preludes for Advent & Christmas: BWV 248/9+BWV 700, BWV 227/1+BWV 610, BWV 294+BWV 605, BWV 368, BWV 729
Chorale (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 22 [1:05] - Chorale Preludes for Organ BWV 601 [2:09]
Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 36 [0:40] - Chorale Prelude for Organ BWV 659 [4:27]
Chorale (Mvt. 3:) from Cantata BWV 40 [0:51]- Chorale prelude for Organ BWV 612 [1:49]
Chorale (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 65 [0:32] - Chorale Prelude for Organ BWV 603 [0:55]
Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 104 [1:05] - Chorale Prelude for Organ BWV 711 [3:05]
Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 121 [1:16] - Chorale Prelude for organ BWV 611 [2:06]
Chorale (Mvt. 7) from Cantata BWV 140 [2:05] - Chorale Prelude for Organ BWV 645 [4:32]
Chorale (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 151 [0:43] - Chorale Prelude for Organ BWV 609 [1:00]
CD-2: Motets BWV 225-230 [14:15, 8:37, 26:34, 9:20, 10:02, 6:41]

David Willcocks

King's College Choir Cambridge / Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields (Musical Director: Neville Marriner) (BWV 147 only)

BWV 147: Soprano: Elly Ameling; Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Ian Partridge; Bass: John Shirley-Quirk
Chorales: Organs: David Willcocks, Andrew Davis

EMI Classics 86052

Jun-Jul 1967 [rest]
Jul 1970 [BWV 147, BWV 225-226, BWV 228, BWV 230]

2-CD / TT: 150:03

Recorded at Chapelle of King's College, Cambridge, UK.
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

J.S. Bach: Motet BWV 227 (sung in English)

 

Motet "Jesu, priceless trea- sure", BWV 227 []
Sacred Part Songs:
O Jesu so meek, 0 Jesu so kind []
Jesus is this dark world's light []
Lord, pour not thy vengeance on me []
Now is the mournful time []
It is finished []
Breath of God life giving God liveth still []
All sung in English

David Willcocks

King's College Choir Cambridge

Bernard Richards (Cello); Francis Baines (Double bass); Simon Preston (Organ)

Argo QRG-234 / ZRG-5234

1960 or earlier

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England.

V-2

J.S. Bach: Motets BWV 225-230

 

BWV 225-230 [14:15, 8:37, 26:34, 9:20, 10:02, 6:41]

David Willcocks

King's College Choir Cambridge / Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields

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EMI

Jun-Jul 1967 [BWV 227, BWV 229]
Jul 1970 [BWV 225-226, BWV 228, BWV 230]

2- LP / TT:

Recorded at Chapelle of King's College, Cambridge, UK.
See: [C-2] above.

V-3

Bach: St Matthew's Passion (Sung in English)

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - sung in English. Revised by Elgar and Atkins

David Willcocks

Boys' voices of St. Paul's Cathedral Choir & The Bach Choir / Thames Chamber Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Robert Tear; Bass [Jesus]: John Shirley-Quirk; Soprano: Felicity Lott; Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson; Tenor: Neil Jenkins; Baritone: Stephen Roberts; Baritone: Paul Hillier; Alto: Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Decca D-139D4
Decca / ASV

Sep 5, 1978

4-LP / TT:
3-CD / TT: 188:37

Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
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V-4

Bach: St. John Passion [Sung in English]

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - sung in English. English text by Peter Pears & Andrew Raeburn, based on the 1872 Trotbeck translation.

David Willcocks

King's College Choir Cambridge / Philomusica of London

Tenor [Evangelist]: Peter Pears; Bass [Jesus]: David Ward; Soprano [Arias, Maid]: Elizabeth Harwood; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor [Arias]: Alexander Young; Tenor [Servant]: Robert Tear; Bass-Baritone [Arias]: Harvey Alan; Bass [Peter]: Brian Etheridge; Bass [Pilate]: Lindsay Heather

Argo OS-25796
Decca / London

Aug 2, 1960

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England.

Recordings with Nikolaus Harnoncourt

H-1

Bach: Matthäus-Passion [V-8]

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Boy Soprano Voices of Regensburger Domspatzen (Chorus Master: Christoph Lickleder) & Men's Voices of the King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias - Chorus One]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Jesus]: Karl Ridderbusch; Sopranos [Arias - Chorus One and Chorus Two]: Two anonymous boy soloists of the Wiener Sängerknaben (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger); Alto [Arias - Chorus One]: Paul Esswood; Alto [Arias - Chorus Two: Nos. 33, 77]: Tom Sutcliffe; Alto [Arias - Chorus Two]: James Bowman; Tenor [Arias - Chorus Two]: Nigel Rogers; Bass [Arias - Chorus One]: Max van Egmond; Bass [Arias - Chorus Two]: Michael Schopper

Telefunken 6.35047
Teldec

Sep 1970

4-LP / TT:
3-CD / TT: 174:27

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by N. Harnoncourt.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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Recordings with Gustav Leonhardt

L-1

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19

 

CD-3 [70:05]: Cantatas BWV 7 [25:58], BWV 8 [19:03], BWV 9 [24:45]
CD-4 [74:44]: Cantatas BWV 10 [21:53], BWV 12 [23:41]
CD-5 [59:16]: Cantatas BWV 13 [23:13], BWV 14 [17:42], BWV 16 [18:05]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks) / Leonhardt-Consort

Various vocal soloists 

Teldec 4509-91755-2

P 1971-1972

6-CD / TT: 386:45 / 384:39 (MDL)

For more details see: Harnoncourt & Leonhardt - Recordings - Part 2, or at each cantata page.
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L-2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas Vol. 2 - BWV 20-36

 

CD-2 [69:35]: Cantatas BWV 22 [17:47], BWV 23 [18:57]

Gustav Leonhardt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks)  / Leonhardt-Consort

Various vocal soloists

Teldec 4509-91756-2

1972-1974

6-CD / TT: 385:33 / 384:25 (MDL)

For more details see: Harnoncourt & Leonhardt - Recordings - Part 2, or at each cantata page.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (May 2001 - December 2010)
Thanks to contrubutors: Quentin Kean (March 2010)

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