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Motet BWV Anh 159
Ich Lasse Dich Nicht, Du Segnest Mich Denn

Ref.

BWV Anh. III 159

German Title

Ich lasse dich nicht, du Segnest mich denn

English Title

I will not let you go, unless you bless me
I wiil not leave you before you blessed me

French Title

Je ne te laisse pas, car to me bénnis

Spanish Title

No te dejo si no me bendices

Event

Motet for Funeral or later Remembrance of the Deceased Service.
Possibly for the Funeral of the Mayor of Arnstadtís wife, Margarethe Feldhaus, née Wedemann

Composed

Arnstadt, 1713
1st performance: July 3, 1713 - Arnstadt
Sections I & II by J.S. Bach; Final Chorale probably not by J.S. Bach
Previously attributed to Johann Christoph Bach

Text

Genesis 32: 27 (Section I); 3rd verse of a chorale Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz by Erasmus Alberus (Section II)

German-5 | Translations: English-3I | English-3P | | English-5 | English-10 | Italian-2 | Hungrian-2

Scoring

Choir I: S, A, T, B, Choir II: S, A, T, B
Orchestra: Continuo

Score

References

BGA: | NBA: III/3 | BC: C9 | First Published:

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples | BWV Anh 159 - Realizations

Status

Previously attributed to Johann Christoph Bach; the final chorale is an untexted and transposed version of BWV 421 that J.G. Schicht possibly added later (see: Früdruck Leipzig 1802/03)

Discussions

Week of January 6, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

General Discussions

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

The Harvard Summer School Chorus [V-2]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [] (appears erroneously as by J.C. Bach)

John Ferris

Harvard Summer School Chorus, assisted by Cantabrigia Orchestra (Conductor: Joel Lazar)

Soprano: Florence McBride; Contralto: Colleen Ryan Schwitzgebel; Tenor: Henry Gibbons; Bass: Peter Solomon

VQR

Aug 19, 1965

LP / TT:

Recorded at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

2

Favorit - Nun danket alle Gott (Choräle und Motetten von Bach) [V-2]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Hanns-Martin Schneidt

Regensburger Domspatzen / Vienna Capella Academica

-

Archiv

May 1973 ?

CD / TT:

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3

The Bach Family [P-1]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:53]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Indiana University Chamber Singers / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

-

Laudate 91.511
Hänssler 98911

Mar-May 1976 ?

5-LP / TT:
4-CD / 193:38

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4

Geistliche Chormusik von Thomaskantoren (Sacred Music by Cantors of St. Thomas) [V-3]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig

-

Capriccio

Early 1980ís ?

CD / TT: 60:00

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5

Bach Festival 52nd Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Second Concert [F52-2]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159

Stuart Raleigh

Baldwin-Wallace Motet Choir / Festival Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Margaret Chalker; Contralto: Janice Taylor; Tenor: Jon Humphrey; Bass: Douglas Lawrence

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1984

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
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6

Wacht Auf! [C-2]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:06]

Greg Funfgeld

Bach Choir of Bethlehem / The Bach Festival Orchestra

-

Dorian 90127

Jan 27-28, 1989

CD / TT: 50:46

Recorded at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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7

J.S. Bach: The Motets [V-1]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:38]

J. Reilly Lewis

Washington Bach Consort

Pro Organo 7020

May 22-May 24, 1989

CD / TT: 77:04

Recorded at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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8

Bach Festival 58th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: First Concert [F58-1]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Stuart Raleigh

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir; Baldwin-Wallace Motet Choir

-

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1990

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
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9

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 69 - Motets [CD] [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Die Motetten [DVD]
[V-2]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [5:24]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

-

Hänssler 92.069 [CD]
ArtHaus [DVD]

Sep-Oct 1990

2-CD / TT: 92:08
DVD / TT:

Recorded at Stiftskirche Kaufungen, Germany.
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10

Geistliche Musik der Bach-Familie [V-1]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Klaus Geitner

Il Concerto Piccolo

-

Conventus Musicus 1030

1992

CD / TT:

Recorded at Himmelfahrtskirche in München-Sendling, Germany.
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11

The Apocryphal Bach Motets [V-2]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [5:08]

Wolfgang Helbich

Alsfelder Vokalensemble

-

CPO 999235

Mar 25-28, 1993

CD / TT: 55:27

Recorded at Ev Pfarrkirch Brotterode, Germany.
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12

Motetten II (Bach und seine Nachfolger im Amt des Thomaskantors) [CD] [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Die Motetten Vol. 1+2 [2-CD]
[V-2]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:25]

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Capella Thomana & Baroque Brass of London

-

Philips 462233
Philips

Feb 1997

CD / TT: 51:55
2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig-Gonnewitz, Germany.
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13

Das Alt-Bachische Archiv [V-3]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [3:50]

Konrad Junghänel

Cantus Cölln / Concerto Palatino (Director & Cornett: Bruce Dickey)

Sopranos: Susanne Rydén, Monika Mauch, Hedwig Westhoff-Düppmann; Altos: Elisabeth Popien, Henning Voss; Tenors: Hans Jörg Mammel, Wilfried Jochens, Henning Kaiser; Basses: Stephan Schreckenberger, Wolf-Matthias Friedrich, Sebastian Noack

ORF 317
Harmonia Mundi 901783/84

Feb 2002

2-CD / TT: 150:55

Recorded at Protestantischie Kirche St. Osdag, Neustadt-Mandelsloh, Germany.
See: Das Alt-Bachische Arciv - performed by Cantus Cölln
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14

J.S. Bach: Motetten [V-2]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:39]

-

Hilliard Ensemble

Coro I: Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Counter-tenor: David James; Tenor: Steven Harrold; Baritone: Gordon Jones
Coro 2: Soprano: Rebecca Outram; Counter-tenor: David Gould; Tenor: Rogers Covey-Crump; Bass: Robert Macdonald

ECM

Nov 2003

CD / TT: 76:50

Recorded at Propsteri St. Gerold.
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15

J.S. Bach: Die Motetten (The Motets and Related Works) [C-1]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159/Choral BWV 421 [4:46]

Jörg Straube

Norddeutscher Figuralchor / Baroque Brass of London, Bach Orchestra-Hannover

-

Thorofon 2481/2

2003

2-CD / TT: 131:56

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16

Virtuose barocke Chormusik [V-2]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Wolfgang Schult

Arcani Musicali

-

Bachwochen Dill 11

Oct 31, 2004

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche Haiger the 29th Bachwoche Dillenburg.
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17

Bach: Motetten [V-1]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [6:00]

Bo Holten

Flemish Radio Choir

-

Glossa 922205

Jun 25-27, 2007

CD / TT: 69:33

Recorded at Jezuietenkerk, Heverlee, Belgium.
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18

J.S. Bach: Motets And Sinfonias (Celebration Concert on the day of German Unity) [C-2]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Hans-Christoph Rademann

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano: Stephanie Petitlaurent; Alto: Waltraud Heinrich; Alto: Susanne Langner; Tenor: Volker Arndt; Tenor: Christian Mücke; Bass: Johannes D. Schendel

Medici Arts 2057408

Oct 3, 2008

DVD / TT: 93:00

Recorded live at the Gethsemanekirche, Berlin, Germany.
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19

Jesu, meine Freude - J.S. Bach: Motets [V-1]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:08]

Peter Kooy

Sette Voci

Sopranos: Hana Blažíková, Zsuzsi Tóth; Altos: Damien Guillon, Robin Blaze; Tenors: Satoshi Mitsukoshi, Christopher Watson; Basses: Dominik Wörner, Jelle Draijer
Jan Jansen, Masato Suzuki (Organ); Armin Bereuter (Violone)

Ramée 906

Jan 2009

CD / TT: 70:00

Recorded at Church of St. Andreas, Kirchheim an der Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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20

Bach: Motets [V-1]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:09]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Aki Matsui; Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon, Tenor: Satoshi Mizukoshi; Bass: Dominik Wörner

BIS 1841

Jun 2009

SACD / TT: 75:28

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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21

J.S. Bach: Die Motetten [V-2]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 []

Jochen M. Arnold

Gli Scarlattisti

-

Edition Chrismon 2017

2009

CD / TT: 68:00

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22

J.S. Bach: Motets [V-1]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:50]

Daniel E. Abraham

Bach Sinfonia

-

Dorian DSL-92119

Mar 7-9, 2010

CD / TT: 76:07

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23

J.S. Bach: Motets [V-1]


Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:56]

Marcus Creed

Vocalconsort Berlin

-

Harmonia Mundi France HMC-902079

Mar 2010

CD / TT: 70:15

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24

J.S. Bach: Motets [V-1]

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [5.33]

Gary Graden

St Jacobs Chamber Choir / REbaroque (Concert-master: Maria Lindal)

-

Proprius PRCD-2066

Oct 11-13, 2010

CD / TT: 77.54

Recorded at St Jacob's church in Stockholm, Sweden.

25

Bach: Motets [V-9]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:17]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir

-

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-716

Oct 3-5, 2011

CD / TT: 72:27
MP3 / TT: 72:19

Recorded live at St. Johnís, Smith Square, London, England.
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26

J.S. Bach: Motetten [V-4]

 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [4:20]

Frieder Bernius

Kammerchor Stuttgart

Christof Roos (Organ); Hartwig Groth (Violin)

Carus-Verlag 83.298

Feb 18-20 & May 16-17, 2012

SACD / TT: 66:29

Recorded at Ev. Kirche, Gönningen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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27

J.S. Bach: Die Motetten [V-1]

 
 

Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 [6:12]

Wolfgang Katschner

Ensemble Amarcord / Lautten Compagney

Vocalists: 2+1+2+2+1+2; Instruments: 2 Violins, viola, cello, double bass, 2 Oboes, Oboe d'amore, Oboe da caccia, bassoon, theorbo, chamber organ
Soprano: Angelika Lenter; Soprano: Ina Siedlaczek; Mezzo-soprano: Susanne Langner; Alto: Marlen Herzog; Counter-tenor: David Erler; Tenor: Wolfram Lattke; Tenor: Martin Lattke; Baritone: Frank Ozimek; Bass: Daniel Knauft; Bass: Holger Krause

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88725465292

Mar 26-29, 2012

CD / TT: 74:16

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche,. Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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28

J.S. Bach and his Family: A Bach Notebook for Trumpet [T-1]

Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159, arranged for trumpet & piano by Daniel-Ben Pienaar [4:35 / 4:30]

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)

Linn Records CKD 418

Mar 26-28, 2012

SACD / TT: 72:37

Recorded at George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2008 - June 2013)

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