Bach Cantatas Vol 23

SDG 131  |  2 CD (42 tracks)

For the First Sunday after Easter
BWV 150 / 67 / 42 / 158

For the Second Sunday after Easter
BWV 104 / 85 / 112

Recorded in Eisenach

Gillian Keith / Katharine Fuge / Daniel Taylor / William Towers / Charles Daniels / Norbert Meyn /
Stephen Varcoe
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner

"Commitment and enthusiasm are evident at every stage, with Sir John as presiding genius’, ‘the performances are of the highest standard" - Choral


With the twelfth release the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage moves on to Arnstadt, where in 1703 an eighteen-year-old Bach was appointed organist of the Neue Kirche. It is fitting that this new release opens with the astonishing BWV 150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, now generally accepted to be Bach's very first church cantata and possibly composed for the Neue Kirche at some stage during his time as organist. We enter a different world with BWV 67 Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ. From the superb opening chorale fantasia, the music vibrates with a pulsating rhythmic energy and a wealth of invention. Evidently much thought went into the planning of this impressive cantata, the first in a sequence of five leading up to Whit Sunday. Hard on the heels of Bach's magnificent cantatas for Low Sunday came three pastoral cantatas all inspired by the twenty-third Psalm.

Recorded during the opening concert of the Festival International Echternach in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, BWV 104 Du Hirte Israel, höre, from Bach's first Leipzig cycle, displays the clearest of aspiring, upward tonal designs. BWV 112 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt is a late addition to Bach's chorale-cantata cycle. All five verses of this superb cantata are tailored to the expression of the text, the music imaginatively and cunningly conceived, an example of Bach drawing on his experience and skill to articulate his religious convictions and to exhort, stimulate and charm his listeners.


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Tracks in the album:

Disc 1
SampleTrackTitleDurationDownloads
Cantata "Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich" BWV 150
011. Sinfonia1:40
022. Coro - Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich3:21
033. Aria (Soprano) Doch bin und bleibe ich vergnügt1:25
044. Coro - Leite mich in deiner Wahrheit1:50
055. Aria (Terzetto) (Alto, Tenor, Bass) Zedern müssen von den Winden1:23
066. Coro - Meine Augen sehen stets zu dem Herrn2:02
077. Coro - Meine Tage in den Leiden3:01
Cantata "Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ" BWV 67
081. Coro - Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ2:42
092. Aria (Tenor) Mein Jesus ist erstanden2:12
103. Recitativo (Alto) Mein Jesu, heißest du des Todes Gift0:30
114. Choral - Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag0:35
125. Recitativo (Alto) Doch scheinet fast0:47
136. Aria (Bass) e Coro - Friede sei mit euch!5:12
147. Choral - Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ1:01
Cantata "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats" BWV 42
151. Sinfonia5:44
162. Recitativo (Tenor) Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats0:35
173. Aria (Alto) Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind12:32
184. Choral (Duetto) (Soprano, Tenor) Verzage nicht, o Häuflein klein2:19
195. Recitativo (Bass) Man kann hiervon ein schön Exempel sehen0:37
206. Aria (Bass) Jesus ist ein Schild der Seinen3:00
217. Choral - Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich2:05
Cantata "Der Friede sei mit dir" BWV 158
221. Recitativo (Bass) Der Friede sei mit dir1:43
232. Aria (Bass) con Choral - Welt, ade, ich bin dein müde8:17
243. Recitativo ed Arioso (Bass) Nun, Herr, regiere meinen Sinn1:16
254. Choral - Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm1:23

Disc 2
SampleTrackTitleDurationDownloads
Cantata "Du Hirte Israel, höre" BWV 104
011. Coro - Du Hirte Israel, höre4:10
022. Recitativo (Tenor) Der höchste Hirte sorgt vor mich0:38
033. Aria (Tenor) Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange3:03
044. Recitativo (Bass) Ja, dieses Wort ist meiner Seelen Speise0:46
055. Aria (Bass) Beglückte Herde, Jesu Schafe6:54
066. Choral - Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt1:09
Cantata "Ich bin ein guter Hirt" BWV 85
071. Aria (Bass) Ich bin ein guter Hirt3:11
082. Aria (Alto) Jesus ist ein guter Hirt3:09
093. Choral (Soprano) Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt4:50
104. Recitativo (Tenor) Wenn die Mietlinge schlafen0:58
115. Aria (Tenor) Seht, was die Liebe tut2:42
126. Choral - Ist Gott mein Schutz und treuer Hirt1:03
Cantata "Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt" BWV 112
131. Versus I: Coro - Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt2:26
142. Versus II: (Alto) Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist3:17
153. Versus III: (Bass) Und ob ich wandelt im finstern Tal1:33
164. Versus IV: (Soprano, Tenor) Du bereitest für mir einen Tisch3:15
175. Versus V: Choral - Gutes und die Barmherzigkeit1:02

Total Playing Time: 1:50:52