J.S. Bach — Cantatas 137, 196, 190

Posted on Feb 7, 2009

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 137, 196, and 190
& Orchestral Suite No. 2

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cantata BWV 137: Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren
Cantata BWV 196: Der Herr denket an uns
Cantata BWV 190: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied


Cantata BWV 137:
Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

Program notes by John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Productions)
Program notes by Brian Robins (All Music Guide)
Program notes by Craig Smith (Emmanuel Music)
Program notes by Carol Traupman-Carr (Bach Choir of Bethlehem)
Text and translation (Emmanuel Music)

CD & Online Recordings

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Soli Deo Gloria SDG 134 (Bach Cantatas Vol. 6, 2 CDs) (2000)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com
Recording info. at Soli Deo Gloria (click on SDG134)

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics 72118 (Cantatas Vol. 18, 3 CDs)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com

Helmuth Rilling, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart (1998)
Movements 1, 2 on YouTube
Movements 3, 4, 5 on YouTube

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, BIS 1671 (Canatas Vol. 40) (hybrid SACD) (2007)
Recording info. at amazon.com
Recording info. at BIS

CD Reviews

by John Miller at SA-CD.net (Suzuki)
by John Quinn at MusicWeb International (Gardiner)


Cantata BWV 196:
Der Herr denket an uns

Program notes by Robert Cummings (All Music Guide)
Program notes by Jeff Eldridge (Orchestra Seattle – Seattle Chamber Singers)
Text and translation (Bach Cantatas)

CD & Online Recordings

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tölzer Knabenchor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Teldec
Movements 1, 2, 3 on YouTube
Movements 4, 5 on YouTube

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics 72201 (Cantatas Vol. 18, 3 CDs) (1994) (previously released as Erato 4509-98536-2)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, BIS 751 (Bach Cantatas, Vol. 1) (1995)
Rcording info. at amazon.com
Recording info. at BIS

CD Reviews

by John Greene at Classics Today (Suzuki)
by Steve Schwartz at Classical Net (Koopman)
by Mark Sealey at Classical Net (Koopman)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Koopman)


Cantata BWV 190:
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Program notes by John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Productions)
Commentary & discussion part 1 (Bach Cantatas Website)
Commentary & discussion part 2
(Bach Cantatas Website)
Text & translation (Emmanuel Music)

CD Recordings

John Eliiot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Soli Deo Gloria SDG137 (2000) (Bach Cantatas Vol. 16)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com
Recording info. at Soli Deo Gloria (click on SDG137)
Movement 1 on YouTube

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics 72206 (Cantatas Vol. 6, 3 CDs)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com
Movements 1, 2, 3 on YouTube
Movements 4, 5, 6, 7 on YouTube

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics 72230 (Christmas Cantatas, 3 CDs)
Recording info. at amazon.com

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, BIS 1311 (2002) (Bach Cantatas, Vol. 21)
Rcording info. at amazon.com
Recording info. at BIS

CD Reviews

by John Quinn at MusicWeb International (Gardiner)
by Mark Sealey at Classical Net (Koopman)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Gardiner)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Koopman)


Composer’s Biography

BaroqueMusic.org Web site
Grove (on Kunst der Fuge)
Timothy A. Smith’s Web site


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