Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Last Edited: 03-Nov-2012 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas

Introduction to the J S Bach Pages

ALL surviving works written by or attributed to J S Bach are included in this and the following pages. This is chiefly due to BBC Radio 3 and its A Bach Christmas, ten days (16-25 December 2005) completely dedicated to Bach's entire output. The reader is directed to the BBC R3 webpages (still available) beginning at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/bach/ . I am profoundly indebted to Austin Day for recording and cataloguing the entire festival. A working catalogue, originally created by Austin and now being revised by me, is at http://www.thegbcc.info/Misc/w-music/Classical/Bach Christmas.docx

My personal collection of tapes, LPs and CDs are intermingled with this master list in these webpages. All renderings are considered together whether on period, modern or electronic instruments.

These webpages are organized by the Bach Werke Verzeichnis (Bach Works Catalogue), BWV:


BWV 1-100 (cantatas)

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Title / Tracks

Performers

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1725

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1

PHYSICAL SCORE

  1. soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben, Kurt
    Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Wiener Sängerknaben
    & Chorus Viennensis, Concentus Musicus Wien,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Telefunken Das Alte Werk
    SKW 1/1-2 (1970) LP
    25:35, 35944
     
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1724

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2

PHYSICAL SCORE

  1. Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond,
    Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis,
    Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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  1. Telefunken Das Alte Werk
    SKW 1/1-2 (1970) LP
    18:57, 26648, S
     
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1725

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3

PHYSICAL SCORE

  1. soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben, Paul Esswood,
    Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Wiener
    Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis, Concentus
    Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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  1. Telefunken Das Alte Werk
    SKW 1/1-2 (1970) LP
    23:43, 33332, S
     
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1707

Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4

PHYSICAL SCORE

  1. Agnes Giebel (soprano), Marga Höffgen (alto),
    Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (tenor), Theo Adam (bass),
    Thomanerchor, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester,
    Kurt Thomas
  2. soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben, Paul Esswood,
    Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Wiener
    Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis, Concentus
    Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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  1. Turnabout TV 34084S
    (1965) LP
    21:43, 30522, S
     
  2. Telefunken Das Alte Werk
    SKW 1/1-2 (1970) LP
    20:13, 28422, S
     
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1724

Christ unser Herr zum Jordan Kam, BWV 7

  1. Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor),
    Dietrich Henschel (bass), Monteverdi Choir,
    English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    22:16, 20905, S
   
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1713?

Gleich wie der Regen und Schnee, BWV 18

  1. Julianne Baird (soprano), Drew Minter (counter-tenor),
    Benjamin Butterfield (tenor), James Weaver (bass),
    American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas (director)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    14:23, 13513, S
1726

Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19

  1. Reglint Bühler (soprano), Matthias Rexroth (alto),
    Martin Petzoldt (tenor), Matthias Weichert (bass),
    St Thomas Choir, Leipzig Vocal Ensemble, Akademie
    für Alte Musik, Berlin, Georg Christoph Biller (conductor)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    18:12, 17095, S
     
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1714

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21

  1. Greta de Reyghere (soprano), René Jacobs (alto),
    Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Peter Lika (bass),
    Netherlands Chamber Choir, La Petite Bande,
    Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    43:43, 41013, S
     
   
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1723

Cantata - Ein ungefarbt Gemüte, BWV 24

  1. Anna Reynolds (alto), Peter Schreier (tenor),
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass), Munich Bach
    Choir and Orchestra, Karl Richter
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-18
    17:31, 16454, S
   
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1731

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir,
BWV 29

  1. (Sinfonia only)
    Philharmonia Virtuosi
    Richard Kapp
  2. (Sinfonia only)
    E. Power Biggs,
    Columbia Chamber Symphony, Zoltan Rozsnyai
  3. Deborah York (soprano), Ingeborg Danz (mezzo),
    Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass),
    Collegium Vocale Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe (director)
  1. CBS Masterworks
    MDK 44651 (1985) DDD
    3:04, 5717, S
  2. Columbia MS-6615
    (1964?) LP
    3:46, 5326, S
  3. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    21:56, 20601, S
1738

Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV 30

  1. Joanne Lunn (soprano), Wilke te Brummelstroete
    (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor), Dietrich Henschel (bass),
    Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists,
    John Eliot Gardiner
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    32:40, 30659, S
     
   
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1726

O ewiges Feuer, BWV 34

  1. Reglint Bühler (soprano), Matthias Rexroth (alto),
    Martin Petzoldt (tenor), Matthias Weichert (bass),
    St Thomas Choir, Leipzig Vocal Ensemble, Akademie
    für Alte Musik, Berlin, Georg Christoph Biller (conductor)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    17:28, 16402, S
     
   
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Concerto in d for organ and strings,
after BWV 35 and 156

  1. London Baroque
    Terence Charlston (organ)
     
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-16
    11:46, 11068, S
   
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Cantata - Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41

  1. Barbara Schlick (soprano), Andreas Scholl (alto),
    Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Gotthold Schwarz (bass),
    Accentus Chamber Choir, Limoges Baroque Ensemble,
    Christophe Coin
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-18
    26:45, 25113, S
     

1725

Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42

  1. sinfonia only
    Deutsche Bachsolisten,
    Helmut Winschermann
  1. Nonesuch Records H71129
    (1967?) LP
    7:29, 10529, S
   
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Cantata - Schauet doch und sehet, BWV 46

  1. Midori Suzuki (soprano), Kai Wessel (alto),
    Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass),
    Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (director)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-18
    17:54, 16816, S
   
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1726

Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49

  1. Agnes Giebel (soprano), Jakob Stämpli (bass),
    Westfälische Kantorei, Wilhelm Ehmann
  1. MHS 1386 (1961) LP
    29:41, 41683, S
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1730

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51

  1. (Alleuja only)
    Philharmonia Virtuosi
    Richard Kapp
  2. Teresa Stich-Randall (soprano),
    (bass), Maurice Andre (trumpet),
    Chamber Orchestra of the Saar,
    Karl Ristenpart
  1. CBS Masterworks
    MDK 44652 (1985) DDD
    2:07, 2988, S
  2. Nonesuch Records H-71011
    (1965) LP
    21:11, 29745, S
     
   
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1725

Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57

  1. Ursula Buckel (soprano), Jacob Stampfli (bass),
    Chorus Of The Conservatory Of Sarrebruck,
    Chamber Orchestra Of The Sarre,
    Herbert Schmolzi, Karl Ristenpart
  1. Nonesuch H-71029
    (1965?) LP
    26:03, 36596, S
     
   
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Cantata: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein
Wort halten, BWV 59

  1. Peter Jelosits (treble), Ruud van der Meer (bass),
    Tölz Boys’ Choir, Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt
     
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-18
    12:03, 16986, S
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1724

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62

  1. Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Sarah Connolly (alto),
    Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass),
    Collegium Vocale, Phillippe Herreweghe (conductor)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    18:39, 17521, S
   
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1725

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68

  1. Barbara Schlick (soprano), Gotthold Schwarz (bass),
    Accentus Chamber Choir, Limoges Baroque Ensemble,
    Christophe Coin (director)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    15:48, 14843, S
1723

Cantata: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a

  1. Wilhelm Weidl (soprano), Paul Esswood (alto),
    Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Ruud van der Meer (bass),
  2. Tolz Boy's Choir, Concentus Musicus Vienna,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-18
    19:22, 27265, S
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1708

Gott ist mein König, BWV 71

  1. Agnes Giebel (soprano), Marga Hoffgen (alto),
    Hans-Joachim Rotsch (tenor), Theo Adam
    (bass), Thomanerchor Leipzig,
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Kurt Thomas (conductor)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    19:30, 18306, S
   
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1724

Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73

  1. Magdalene Schreiber (soprano), Adalbert Kraus
    (tenor), Wolfgang Schöne (bass), Figuralchor
    der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium
    Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling
  1. MHS 1694 (1972) LP
    16:13, 22774, S

     
   
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1723

Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75

  1. sinfonia only
  2. Cologne Soloists Ensemble,
    Helmut Müller-Brühl
  1. Nonesuch Records H71129
    (1967?) LP
    2:31, 3552, S

1723

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76

  1. (sinfonia only)
    Deutsche Bachsolisten,
    Helmut Winschermann
  2. Marjon Strijk (soprano), Sytse Buwalda (alto),
    Knut Schoch (tenor), Bas Ramselar (bass),
    Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium,
    Pieter Jan Leusink
  1. Nonesuch Records H71129
    (1967?) LP
    2:58, 4196, S
  2. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-18
    33:11, 31147, S
     
   
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1725

Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79

  1. E. Power Biggs,
    Columbia Chamber Symphony,
    Zoltan Rozsnyai
  1. Columbia MS-6615
    (1964?) LP
    2:05, 2971, S
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1727

Ich Habe Genug, Schlummert Ein, BWV 82,

  1. No 2 and 3 (Anna Magdalena Büchlein)
    Elly Ameling (soprano), Gustav Leonhardt
    (harpsichord), Angelica May (cello)
  1. BBC R3 Bach Christmas
    2005-12-17
    8:09, 7673, S
   
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1727

Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84

  1. Agnes Giebel (soprano),
    Westfälische Kantorei, Wilhelm Ehmann
  1. MHS 1386 (1961) LP
    16:53, 23716, S
   
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1724

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 93

  1. Lotte Wolf-Matthäus (alto), Johannes
    Feyerabend (tenor), Hans-Olaf Hudemann
    (bass), Gottingen City Choir, Frankfurt
    Cantata Orchestra, Ludwig Doormann
  1. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-241 SD (1965?) LP
    22:29, 31570, S
     
   
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Documentaries and Collateral Material

Date

Title

Cast

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For documentaries about musical topics, see
http://www.thegbcc.info/Misc/w-nf/Music_and_the_Other_Arts.html