Masaaki Suzuki commenced in 1995 a project to record the complete sacred cantatas with his Bach Collegium Japan for the Swedish label BIS; he completed the process in 2013. nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29, Der Himmel lacht! He probably composed his last cantata in 1745. The St Matthew Passion and the St John Passion were intended to be performed on Good Friday, before and after the sermon. Distinct from the cantatas, a narrator, the Evangelist, tells a story in the exact Bible wording, while soloists and the choir have "roles" such as Mary or "the shepherds", in addition to reflective chorales or arias commenting on the story. These relate to the readings prescribed by the Lutheran liturgy for the specific occasion. This work shares with J S Bach's "Coffee cantata" the distinction of being the only such works on the comtemporary craze for coffee. In an aria of BWV 172, addressing the Heiligste Dreifaltigkeit (Most holy Trinity), the bass is accompanied only by three trumpets and timpani. Usually the cantatas appear in the year of their first performance, sometimes also for later performances and then in brackets. He composed four such works in his third annual cycle, Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57 (1725), Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32, Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49 (both 1726), and Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58 (1727).[5]. Sigiswald Kuijken has recorded Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year with La Petite Bande and the soloists forming the choir. Another cantata in which Bach used that term is Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84. In his early compositions Bach also used instruments that had become old-fashioned, such as viola da gamba and violone. Bach. Bach often signed his cantatas with SDG, short for Soli Deo Gloria ("glory to the only God" / "glory to God alone").[2]. BWV 81, Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84, Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86, Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, BWV 87, Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden, BWV 88, Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim, BWV 89, Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende, BWV 90, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 93, Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, BWV 96, Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101, Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102, Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht, BWV 105, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV 108, Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben, BWV 109, Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, BWV 111, Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113, Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114, Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116, Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117, O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118, Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120, Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a, Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120b, Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123, Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125, Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126, Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott, BWV 127, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, BWV 132, Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß, BWV 134, Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a, Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz, BWV 136, Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137, Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 138, Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139, Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, BWV 144, Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen, BWV 145, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a, Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens, BWV 148, Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind, BWV 153, Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren, BWV 154, Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV 157, Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159, Ach! 5, Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück, BWV 66a, Church cantatas of Bach's third to fifth year in Leipzig, Late church cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, Kyrie–Gloria Mass, BWV 232 I (early version), Chorale cantata (Bach)#Bach's chorale cantatas, List of chorale harmonisations by Johann Sebastian Bach#Chorale harmonisations in various collections, List of organ compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach#Chorale Preludes, chorale setting "Auf, mein Herz, des Herren Tag", chorale setting "Jesus, meine Zuversicht", Secular cantata model for church cantata versions of BWV 194. Bach composed the cantatas and performed them, conducting from the keyboard. The first cantata is written for the ninth Sunday after Trinity, but the following year he added a substantial work for the first Sunday after Trinity. Bach's major works such as the Passions and the Mass in B minor are inserted in the listing for comparison. It did not take long, however, for coffee to become the fashionable drink in European cities, and by the time Bach wrote the Coffee Cantata (around 1732-1735), coffee houses were commonplace. During this time, he wrote a mini comic opera or dramma per musica called Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop … "Grace in the Arts: / An Evangelical Musical Genius: / "J.S.B. When the date is followed by an abbreviation in brackets (e.g. However, the spurious cantatas retain their BWV numbers. / 2. His chorale cantata cycle contains at least 40 chorale cantatas, each of these entirely based on text and tune of such hymn. Titles of the cantatas. Some cantatas are composed for a solo singer (Solokantate), as Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51, for soprano, sometimes concluded by a chorale, as in Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56, for bass. Although the German term Bachkantate (Bach cantata) became very familiar, Bach himself rarely used the title Cantata in his manuscripts. Described as a mini comic opera, 'Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht' ('Be still, stop chattering') it concerns the characters' addiction to coffee and was most likely first performed in a Leipzig coffee house. Bach's almost 200 extant cantatas are among his important vocal compositions. Die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34a, Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40, Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42, Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45, Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei, BWV 46, Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47, Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen, BWV 48, Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55, Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56, Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59, Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64, Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück, BWV 66a, Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73, Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74, Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76, Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77, Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79, Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? Bach used parody to be able to deliver cantatas for Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, which were each celebrated for a period of three days. The Coffee Cantata Though he was more famous for writing sacred pieces, the occasional secular gem showed Bach to be a humorous and inventive chap. Trinitatis-Sonntages, Kassel/Stuttgart 2004. The composition of cantatas for the Schlosskirche (court chapel) on a regular monthly basis started with his promotion to Konzertmeister in March 1714. Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based ensemble of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete sacred cantatas of J.S. Geoffrey Turner. Hymns were mostly set to their Lutheran chorale tune. Fresh Coffee Delivered. Other cantatas by Bach that are usually seen as belonging to the chorale cantata cycle: For four further chorale cantatas it is unclear for which occasion they were composed, and whether they were intended to be added to the cycle: After Trinity of 1725 Bach began a third annual cycle, but with less consistency. JSB for Johann Sebastian Bach) it indicates the date of that person's involvement with the composition as composer, scribe or publisher. The chorale was typically the chorale prescribed for that week (Hauptlied or Wochenlied). One or two more surviving cantatas may have been composed while Bach was at his previous post in Arnstadt, for example, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150. More songs from Johann Sebastian Bach More songs with beverages in the title More classical music compositions The list follows the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis and contains all sacred cantatas (1–197, 199), secular cantatas (198, 201–215), fragments (50, 80b, 216, 224) and works formerly attributed to Bach (15, 53, 141–142, 160, 189, 217–223), lost cantatas (36a, 66a, 70a, 80a, 120b and others), as well as works which are no longer considered cantatas (11, 53, 118). This 20-year collaboration used historical instruments, with boys' choirs and boy soloists for most soprano and a few alto parts. This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 07:50. The cantatas are also regularly performed on Sundays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City, under the direction of the Cantor (currently Donald R. Leonhardt conducted the Tölzer Knabenchor, Knabenchor Hannover and the Collegium Vocale Gent, and the ensemble Leonhardt-Consort. Most of the solo movements are based on poetry of contemporary writers, such as court poet Salomon Franck in Weimar or Georg Christian Lehms or Picander in Leipzig, with whom Bach collaborated. Bach. By Bach's own account, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, was also composed at Mühlhausen. 1–2), chorale setting "In allen meinen Taten" (s. 7), chorale setting "O Gott, du frommer Gott" (s. 7), chorale setting "O großer Gott von Macht" (s. 9), chorale setting "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz" (s. 11), chorale setting "Ach Gott und Herr" (s. 4), chorale setting "Herr Jesu Christ, ich schrei zu dir" (s. 12), chorale setting "Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut", chorale setting "Werde munter, mein Gemüte" (s. 6), chorale setting "Du, o schönes Weltgebäude" (s. 6), chorale setting "Hast du denn, Jesu, dein Angesicht gänzlich verborgen" (s. 6), chorale setting "Es ist genug, so nimm" (s. 5), chorale setting "Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ" (s. 7), chorale setting "Was frag ich nach der Welt" (s. 1), chorale setting "Jesu, meine Freude" (s. 5), chorale setting "Ein Kind geboren zu Bethlehem" (s. 4), chorale setting "Puer natus in Bethlehem", chorale setting "Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn" (s. 10), chorale setting "Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit", chorale setting "Alleluja", s. 3 from "Christ ist erstanden", chorale setting "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ" (s. 1), chorale setting "Es woll uns Gott genädig sein" (s. 3), satbSATB 3Tr Tmp Fl 3Ob Oba Odc Bas Str Bc, chorale setting "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" (s. 6), chorale setting "Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht, weil" (s. 5), satbSATB 3Tr Tmp 2Fl Vc 2Ob Bas Str Vne Org, chorale setting "Von Gott will ich nicht lassen" (s. 9), chorale setting "Gott Vater, sende deinen Geist" (s. 2), chorale setting "Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn". The scoring and finally his name appear in a mix of French and Italian, the common languages among musicians at the time, partly abbreviated. For example, Gott ist mein König, BWV 71, was composed for the inauguration of the town council in 1708. In Leipzig Bach was responsible for the town's church music in the Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche and was head of the Thomasschule. Working for Leipzig's Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche, it was part of Bach's job to perform a church cantata every Sunday and holiday, conducting soloists, the Thomanerchor and orchestra as part of the church service. For example, he titled the parts of Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38, using a mix of languages to describe the occasion, the incipit, the precise scoring and his name: "Dominica 21. post Trinit / Aus tieffer Noth schrey ich zu dir. Emmanuel Music continues to perform cycles of large-scale and chamber works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Haydn, Schoenberg, Weill, Wolf, Medelssohn, and Schumann under Artistic Director Ryan Turner. In his first years in Leipzig, starting after Trinity of 1723, Bach regularly composed a new cantata every week, although some of these cantatas were adapted (at least in part) from work he had composed before his Leipzig era. Hautbois. A couple of the surviving cantatas can be firmly dated to his time in Mühlhausen. This is a sortable list of the Bach cantatas, the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. The list includes both extant cantatas and, as far as known, lost cantatas. The choir was the Thomanerchor, which also served the other main churches of Leipzig for which Bach was responsible. The German composer perhaps best known for the Brandenburg Concertos also wrote Schweigt Stille, Plaudert Nicht, which translates to Be Still, Stop Chattering.But at Electronic Beats reports, the comic opera goes by another name, the Coffee Cantata. Chorale cantatas between Trinity and Easter: Later additions to the chorale cantata cycle: International Music Score Library Project, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1, Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? There is some evidence for the chorale cantatas being performed at Leipzig after Bach's death, but the cantatas were little known until a society called the Bach-Gesellschaft began to publish the composer's complete works starting in 1851. He composed it probably between 1732 and 1735. Walter F. Bischof: The Bach Cantatas, University of Alberta, Z. Philip Ambrose: Texts of the Complete Vocal Works with English Translation and Commentary, University of Vermont, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 19:11. The orchestra that Bach used is based on string instruments (violin, viola) and basso continuo, typically played by cello, double bass (an octave lower) and organ. The cantatas 54 and 199 were performed within the cycle but possibly composed earlier. Source for information on Coffee Cantata: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music dictionary. Bach often wrote a title page for the autograph score and copies of the original parts. While individual cantatas were recorded as early as the 1930s, a complete set was not attempted until the 1970s when Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt began recording the Teldec set. Cantatas, under his personal direction, were performed in the Nikolaikirche and in the Thomaskirche, alternating on ordinary Sundays. for most cantatas) usually indicate the assumed date of first (public) performance. Although known mostly for his liturgical music, his Coffee Cantata (AKA Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211) is a rare example of a secular work by the composer. Links are found for the individual cantatas: Bach cantatas listed in the first chapter of the, Ibbitson, John, "A Bach cantata two decades in the making," Toronto Globe and Mail, Nov. 08, 2013 URL=. 10–11), chorale setting "In allen meinen Taten" (s. 9), chorale setting "Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit" (s. 3), chorale setting "Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen" (s. 6), chorale setting "Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren" (s. 3), chorale setting "Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt" (s. 8), chorale setting "Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", chorale setting "Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele" (s. 9), chorale setting "Weg, mein Herz, mit den Gedanken", chorale setting "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" (ss. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee. Ob 2)Vl 2Va Vc Bas (Bc), chorale setting "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" (s. 4), satbSATB 3Tr Tmp Fl Ob Oba Bas 2Vl 2Va Vc Bc, satbSATB 3Tr Tmp Ob Bas 2Vl 2Va Vc Org Bc, chorale setting "Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr" (s. 1), chorale setting "O Gottes Geist, mein Trost und Rat" (s. 9), chorale setting "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott", chorale setting "Was alle Weisheit in der Welt" (s. 8), chorale setting "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam", chorale setting "Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" (s. 5), chorale setting "Ich armer Mensch, ich armer Sünder" (s. 1), chorale setting "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, chorale setting "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" (s. 9), chorale setting "Zeuch ein zu deinen Toren" (s. 5), chorale setting "Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen", chorale setting "O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort" (s. 8), chorale setting "Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" (s. 1), chorale setting "Singen wir aus Herzensgrund" (ss.

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