BACH, J.S.: Cantatas, Vol. 40 (Suzuki) - BWV 79, 137, 164, 168

Available in 44.1kHz/16bit

Buy Album
Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
BACH, J.S.: Cantatas, Vol. 40 (Suzuki) - BWV 79, 137, 164, 168 1:20:04 $11.98
Buy Individual Tracks
# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren, BWV 137: Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Eh 4:08 $1.49 Buy
2 Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren, BWV 137: Aria: Lobe den Herren, der alles so herrlic 4:14 $1.49 Buy
3 Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren, BWV 137: Aria: Lobe den Herren, der kunstlich und fe 4:01 $1.49 Buy
4 Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren, BWV 137: Aria: Lobe den Herren, der deinen Stand sic 3:26 $1.49 Buy
5 Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren, BWV 137: Chorale: Lobe den Herren, was in mir ist, l 1:59 $1.49 Buy
6 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168: Aria: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort (Bass) 4:02 $1.49 Buy
7 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168: Recitative: Es ist nur fremdes Gut (Tenor) 2:51 $1.49 Buy
8 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168: Aria: Kapital und Interessen (Tenor) 4:08 $1.49 Buy
9 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168: Recitative: Jedoch, erschrocknes Herz (Bass) 2:42 $1.49 Buy
10 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168: Aria: Herz, zerreiss des Mammons Kette (Soprano, Alto) 3:10 $1.49 Buy
11 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168: Chorale: Stark mich mit deinem Freudengeist (Chorus) 2:09 $1.49 Buy
12 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79: Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild (Chorus) 5:40 $1.49 Buy
13 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79: Aria: Gott ist unsre Sonn und Schild! (Alto) 3:47 $1.49 Buy
14 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79: Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott (Chorus) 3:03 $1.49 Buy
15 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79: Recitative: Gottlob, wir wissen den rechten Weg zur Selig 1:58 $1.49 Buy
16 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79: Aria: Gott, ach Gott, verlass die Deinen (Soprano, Bass) 3:58 $1.49 Buy
17 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79: Chorale: Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit (Chorus) 1:55 $1.49 Buy
18 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164: Aria: Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet (Tenor) 5:15 $1.49 Buy
19 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164: Recitative: Wir horen zwar, was selbst die Liebe spri 2:46 $1.49 Buy
20 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164: Aria: Nur durch Lieb und durch Erbarmen (Alto) 5:17 $1.49 Buy
21 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164: Recitative: Ach, schmelze doch durch deinen Liebesstr 2:29 $1.49 Buy
22 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164: Aria: Handen, die sich nicht verschliessen (Soprano, 4:46 $1.49 Buy
23 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164: Chorale: Ertot uns, durch dein Gute (Chorus) 2:20 $1.49 Buy

Price as configured: $11.98

* Required Fields

The four cantatas on this recording are dated 1725, a year during which Bach appears to have devoted himself less regularly than previously to the writing of cantatas. Whatever the reason might have been for this, the cantatas that he did compose are far from being routine affairs. Lobe den Herren (Praise to the Lord), BWV 137, is a case in point: in it Bach includes the original text of the famous hymn, and also uses the familiar melody in all five movements to a greater or lesser degree. To impose such limitations must have been a challenge to himself as a composer, and the imagination and technical skill with which he fulfilled his task are striking. Another impressive moment is the opening movement of Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV79. This was written for the Feast of the Reformation, and with its horns and timpani it conveys a festive magnificence suitable to the occasion. The remaining two cantatas are both associated with a biblical allegory. In the case of BWV 168, the parable of the Dishonest Steward gives Bach the opportunity of composing a thunderous demand for a reckoning of accounts in the opening bass aria Tue Rechnung!, as well as letting the tenor sing about interest and capital in the most beguiling manner in the aria Kapital und Interessen. BWV164 on the other hand deals with the parable of the Good Samaritan, with the expressive alto aria Nur durch Lieb und durch Erbarmen… (‘Only through love and through pity’) providing an emotional centre, with its accompaniment of two flutes.