List of secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Bach's autograph score of the Coffee Cantata (c. 1734)

Apart from his hundreds of church cantatas, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote secular cantatas in Weimar, Köthen and Leipzig, for instance for members of the Royal-Polish and Prince-electoral Saxonian family (e.g. Trauer-Ode),[1] or other public or private occasions (e.g. Hunting Cantata).[2] The text of these cantatas was occasionally in dialect (e.g. Peasant Cantata)[3] or in Italian (e.g. Amore traditore).[4] Many of the secular cantatas went lost, but for some of these the text and the occasion are known, for instance when Picander later published their libretto (e.g. BWV Anh. 1112).[5] Some of the secular cantatas had a plot carried by mythological figures of Greek antiquity (e.g. Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan),[6] others were almost miniature buffo operas (e.g. Coffee Cantata).[7]

Extant secular cantatas are published in the New Bach Edition (Neue Bach-Ausgabe, NBA), Series I, volumes 35 to 40, with the two Italian cantatas included in volume 41.[8] The Bach Digital website lists 50 secular cantatas by Bach.[9] Less than half of Bach's known secular cantatas survive with music. For most of the others at least the libretto survives. Some of the secular cantatas are based on music Bach had composed at an earlier date (e.g. some music of the first Brandenburg Concerto was adopted in a secular cantata), and Bach quite often parodied secular cantatas into church music: for instance his Christmas Oratorio opens with music originally written for a secular cantata.[10]

In the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) the range of Nos. 201 to 216a contains mostly extant secular cantatas. Other secular cantatas are in the range of the church cantatas (BWV 1–200), most of them with an "a", "b" or "c" index added to the number of a church cantata while the cantatas share the same music. The same applies for the secular cantata precursors of the Easter Oratorio. Other secular cantatas are listed in BWV Anh. I, that is the appendix of the lost works. Even for these cantatas the music can sometimes be reconstructed, based on the church cantatas that were derived from them.

History[edit]

Bach's earliest cantatas are church cantatas, although his early Wedding Quodlibet is sometimes grouped with the secular cantatas.[11][12] The oldest extant secular cantata is from his Weimar period where he composed the Hunting Cantata (BWV 208, first version) for the birthday of Christian, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels on 23 February 1713. The libretto was written by Salomon Franck. A few years later, the cantata was performed again, in a modified version, for his employer Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.[9]

In his Köthen period, Bach wrote congratulatory cantatas for his new employer, Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, usually on the Prince's birthday, or for New Year. BWV 66a, 134a, Anh. 6, Anh. 7, 184a, 173a and Anh. 8 are examples of such cantatas, the oldest of which were composed on a libretto by Christian Friedrich Hunold. Up to this point Bach's secular cantatas are generally in the Serenata format, lighthearted music with allegorical characters conversing about the excellence of the employer, and expressing their best wishes.[13]

A secular wedding cantata, BWV 202, an Italian cantata (BWV 203), and the secular model for the Störmthal cantata BWV 194 probably originated around the same period.[9][13] From 1723 until his death in 1750 Bach was employed as Thomaskantor in Leipzig: the bulk of his around 20 extant secular cantatas originated in this period.[14] Bach's earliest known secular cantata on a libretto by Picander dates from 1725. Bach wrote or re-staged at least 36 secular cantatas in the last 25 years of his life, and around half of these were on librettos by Picander.

Occasions for Bach's secular cantatas written in Leipzig included Birthdays and name days for successive prince-electors of Saxony and other rulers, and their relatives, of principalities and duchies in Saxony, and similar occasions for academics of the university of Leipzig. Bach wrote sacred cantatas for funerals and weddings: he also wrote a few secular works for such occasions. In his Leipzig period part of Bach's secular cantata production is no longer in the Serenata format, but rather dramma per musica, implying a dramatic plot beyond mythological figures congratulating or paying homage to the person in whose honour the cantata was written.

Numerical and alphabetical[edit]

The BWV numbers assigned to the secular cantatas are random with regard to chronology and occasion. In the Bach Compendium (BC), the secular cantatas are part of series G. That series also includes two cantatas known from very scant sources (Nos. 49 and 52), insufficient to determine whether they were intended as sacred or secular.

Secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
BWV2a BWV3 BC Text incipit Other title BDW
0030a 0030.1 G 31 Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen 0039
0036a 0036.2 G 12 Steigt freudig in die Luft 0049
0036b 0036.3 G 38 Die Freude reget sich 0050
0036c 0036.1 G 35 Schwingt freudig euch empor 0051
0066a 0066.1 04 Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück Serenata 0083
0134a 0134.1 05 Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht Serenata 0166
0173a 0173.1 09 Durchlauchtster Leopold 0211
0184a 0184.1 08 Fragment 0223
0193a 0193.1 G 15 Ihr Häuser des Himmels, ihr scheinenden Lichter 0235
0194a 0194.1 G 11 Fragment 0239
0198 G 34 Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl Mourning Ode 0246
0201 G 46 Geschwinde, geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde The Dispute between Phoebus and Pan 0251
0202 G 41 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten 0252
0203 G 51 Amore traditore 0253
0204 G 45 Ich bin in mir vergnügt On Contentedness 0254
0205 0205.1 G 36 Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft Aeolus Placated; Dramma per musica 0255
0205a 0205.2 G 20 Blast Lärmen, ihr Feinde! Verstärket die Macht Dramma per musica 0256
0206 0206.1 G 23 Schleicht, spielende Wellen Dramma per musica 0257
0206.2 G 26 0258
0207 0207.1 G 37 Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten Dramma per musica 0259
0207a 0207.2 G 22 Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten Dramma per musica 0260
0208 0208.1 01 Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd Hunting Cantata 0261
0208a 0208.2 03 0262
0208.3 G 27 0263
0209 G 50 Non sa che sia dolore 0264
0210 0210.2 G 44 O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit 0265
0210a 0210.1 G 29 O angenehme Melodei Fragment 0266
0211 G 48 Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht Coffee Cantata 0267
0212 G 32 Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet Peasant Cantata; Cantate en burlesque 0268
0213 G 18 Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen Hercules at the Crossroads; Dramma per musica 0269
0214 G 19 Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! 0270
0215 G 21 Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen 0271
0216 0216.1 G 43 Vergnügte Pleißenstadt Fragment 0272
0216a 0216.2 G 47 Erwählte Pleißenstadt Apollo and Mercurius 0273
0249a 0249.1 02 Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet ihr Sorgen Shepherd Cantata 0318
0249b 0249.2 G 28 Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrüttet, ihr Sterne The Celebration of Genius 0319
Anh. 006 1151 06 Dich loben die lieblichen Strahlen der Sonne 1314
Anh. 007 1153 07 Heut ist gewiss ein guter Tag 1315
Anh. 008 1152 G 10 Congratulation cantata 1316
Anh. 009 1156 G 14 Entfernet euch, ihr heitern Sterne 1317
Anh. 010 1160 G 30 So kämpfet nur, ihr muntern Töne 1318
Anh. 011 1157 G 16 Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande 1319
Anh. 012 1158 G 17 Frohes Volk, vergnügte Sachsen 1320
Anh. 013 1161 G 24 Willkommen! Ihr herrschenden Götter der Erden 1321
Anh. 018 1162 G 39 Froher Tag, verlangte Stunden 1326
Anh. 019 G 40 Thomana saß annoch betrübt 1327
Anh. 020 1155 G 33 Latin ode 1328
Anh. 195 G 13 Murmelt nur, ihr heitern Bäche 1506
Anh. 196 1163 G 42 Auf, süß-entzückende Gewalt 1507
Anh. 197 1150 G 52 Ihr wallenden Wolken Cantata[15] 1508
deest 1159 G 25 Serenade 1536
deest G 49 Outline 1537

By text incipit[edit]

Title page of the printed libretto of Angenehmes Wiederau, BWV 30.1 (1737).

Most of the secular cantatas are named after the first words of the libretto (incipit):

Other titles[edit]

  • Aeolus Placated,[18] The Placating of Aeolus[19] (Der zufriedengestellte Äolus) → Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft, BWV 205
  • Apollo and Mercurius (Apollo et Mercurius) → Erwählte Pleißenstadt, BWV 216a
  • Coffee Cantata[19] (Kaffee-Kantate) → Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211
  • The Celebration of Genius[18] (Die Feier des Genius) → Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrüttet, ihr Sterne, BWV 249b
  • The Dispute between Phoebus and Pan (Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan); Phoebus and Pan[19]Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201
  • Flow Gently, Fair Rivers![19] (Schleicht, spielende Wellen! BWV 206)
  • Hercules at the Crossroads (Herkules am Scheidewege); The Choice of Hercules[19] (Die Wahl des Herkules) → Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen, BWV 213
  • Hunting Cantata, also Hunt Cantata[20] (Jagdkantate) → Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208–208a
  • A Merry Contest of the Gods[21] (Frohlockender Götterstreit)[22]Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208–208a
  • Mourning Ode[18] (Trauer-Ode or Trauerode), also Funeral Ode, Ode of MourningLaß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198
  • On Contentedness[18] (Von der Vergnügsamkeit) → Ich bin in mir vergnügt, BWV 204
  • Peal, Shattering Fanfares![19] (Auf, schmetternde Töne! BWV 207a)
  • Peasant Cantata (Bauern-Kantate), also Burlesque Cantata (Cantate burlesque) → Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212
  • Pleasant Fields of Wiederau[19] (Angenehmes Wiederau, BWV 30a)
  • Praise thy Good Fortune![19] (Preise dein Glücke! BWV 215)
  • "Sheep may safely graze" ("Schafe können sicher weiden"), 9th movement of the Hunting CantataWas mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208
  • Shepherds' Cantata (Schäferkantate) → Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen, BWV 249a
  • Sweet Voices Harmonious[19] (Vereinigte Zwietracht, BWV 207)
  • Thunder, ye Drum-Rolls![19] (Tönet, ihr Pauken! BWV 214)
  • We've got a new squire[19] (Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212)

No title extant[edit]

  • BWV 184a: secular cantata for New Year (1 January 1721, fragment)
  • BWV 194a: secular cantata model for BWV 194 (1717–1723?, text and most of the music lost)
  • BWV Anh. 8: congratulation cantata for New Year (1 January 1723, lost)
  • BWV Anh. 20: Latin ode (9 August 1723, lost: mentioned in contemporary newspapers)
  • BWV deest: Serenade (7 October 1739, lost: mentioned in contemporary newspapers)[9]

Chronological and by occasion[edit]

The New Bach Edition groups the secular cantatas in the last seven volumes of Series I.

Bach's secular cantatas by date and occasion
Date Place BWV Title Librettist Occasion BDW
1713-02-27 Weißenfels 0208.1 Hunting Cantata Franck Birthday (Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels) 0261
1713-10-30 Weimar 1127 Strophic aria Mylius Birthday (Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar) 1307
1716? Weimar 0208.2 Hunting Cantata Franck Congratulation (Ernst August of Saxe-Weimar) 0262
1718-12-10 Köthen 0066.1 Der Himmel dacht ... Menantes Birthday (Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen) 0083
1718–1719 Köthen 0203 Amore traditore ? Concert with bass Riemschneider? 0253
1719-01-01 Köthen 0134.1 Die Zeit, die Tag und ... Menantes New Year's wishes for Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen 0166
1720-01-01 Köthen 1151 Dich loben die ... Menantes New Year's wishes for Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen 1314
1717–1723? Köthen? 0202 Weichet nur, ... ? Wedding? 0252
1720-12-10 Köthen 1153 Heut ist gewiss ... Menantes Birthday (Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen) 1315
1721–1722 Köthen 1150 Ihr wallenden Wolken ? New Year's wishes for Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen 1508
1717–1723 Köthen 0184.1 ? ? Likely congratulation of Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen 0223
1717–1723 Köthen 0194.1 ? ? Likely congratulation of Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen 0239
1722-12-10 Köthen 0173.1 Durchlauchtster ... ? Birthday (Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen) 0211
1723-01-01 Köthen 1152 Congratulation cantata ? New Year's wishes for Leopold of A-K and his wife 1316
1723-06-09 Leipzig Anh. 195 Murmelt nur, ... ? Academic celebration 1506
1723-08-09 Leipzig 1155 Latin ode ? Academic session, speech for Frederick II of S-G-A 1328
1725-02-23 Weißenfels 0249.1 Shepherd Cantata Picander Birthday (Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels) 0318
1725-04–05 Leipzig 0036.1 Schwingt freudig ... Picander? Birthday of an academic (Mencke?) 0051
1725-08-03 Leipzig 0205.1 Aeolus Placated Picander Name day of an academic (Müller) 0255
1725-11-27 Leipzig 1163 Auf, süß-entzückende Gottsched Wedding (P. Hohman jr. x C. S. Mencke) 1507
1726-08-25 Leipzig 0249.2 Celebration of Genius Picander Birthday (von Flemming) 0319
1726-11-30 Köthen 0036.2 Steigt freudig ... Picander Birthday (Leopold of A-K's wife Charlotte Friederike) 0049
1726-12-11 Leipzig 0207.1 Vereinigte Zwietracht ? Tenure start of an academic (Kortte) 0259
1726–1727 Leipzig 0204 On Contentedness Menantes Hausmusik? 0254
1727-05-12 Leipzig 1156 Entfernet euch, ... Haupt Birthday (Augustus II) 1317
1727-08-03 Leipzig 0193.1 Ihr Häuser des ... Picander Name day (Augustus II) 0235
1727-10-17 Leipzig 0198 Mourning Ode Gottsched Memorial (Augustus II's wife Christiane Eberhardine) 0246
1728-02-05 Leipzig 0216.1 Vergnügte Pleißenstadt Picander Wedding (J. H. Wolff x S. R. Hempel) 0272
1729-01-12 Leipzig 0210.1 O angenehme Melodei ? Homage (Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels) 0266
Fall 1729 Leipzig 0201 Phoebus and Pan Picander Concert by Collegium Musicum 0251
c. 1728–1731 Leipzig 0216.2 Apollo and Mercurius Picander, ? Homage (Leipzig, city of science and commerce) 0273
1731-04-09? Leipzig 0036.1 Schwingt freudig ... Picander? Birthday of an academic (Gesner) 0051
1731-08-25 Leipzig 1160 So kämpfet nur, ... Picander Birthday (von Flemming) 1318
1732-06-05 Leipzig 1162 Froher Tag, ... Winckler Inauguration of renovated Thomasschule 1326
1732-08-03 Leipzig 1157 Es lebe der König Picander Name day (Augustus II) 1319
1733-08-03 Leipzig 1158 Frohes Volk, ... Picander Name day (Augustus III) 1320
1733-09-05 Leipzig 0213 The Choice of Hercules Picander Birthday (Frederick Christian of Saxony) 0269
1733-12-08 Leipzig 0214 Tönet, ihr Pauken! ? Birthday (Augustus III's wife Maria Josepha) 0270
1734-02-19 Leipzig 0205.2 Blast Lärmen, ... Picander? Coronation (Augustus III) 0256
Mid-1734 Leipzig 0211 Coffee Cantata Picander Concert in Café Zimmermann? 0267
1734-10-05 Leipzig 0215 Preise dein Glücke Clauder Elected as king (Augustus III) 0271
1734-11-21 Leipzig Anh. 019 Thomana saß ... Landvoigt? Tenure start (Ernesti as rector of Thomasschule) 1327
1735-08-03 Leipzig 0207.2 Auf, schmetternde ... ? Name day (Augustus III) 0260
1736-10-07 Leipzig 0206.1 Schleicht, spielende ... ? Birthday (Augustus III) 0257
1737-09-28 Wiederau 0030.1 Angenehmes Wiederau Picander Congratulation on acquiring a manor (Hennicke) 0039
1737–1738 Leipzig 0036.3 Die Freude reget sich ? Birthday of an academic (Rivinus) 0050
1738-04-28 Leipzig 1161 Willkommen! Ihr ... Gottsched Homage (Augustus III & wife; daughter & fiancé) 1321
1739-10-07 Leipzig 1159 Serenade ? Birthday (Augustus III) 1536
1740-08-03 Leipzig 0206.2 Schleicht, spielende ... ? Name day (Augustus III) 0258
1741-09-19 Berlin 0210.2 O holder Tag ? Wedding (G. E. Stahl jr. x J. E. Schrader) 0265
1742-08-03 Leipzig 0208.3 Hunting Cantata Franck, ? Name day (Augustus III) 0263
1742-08-30 Kleinzschocher 0212 Peasant Cantata Picander Congratulation on acquiring a manor (von Dieskau) 0268
Early 1747? Leipzig 0209 Non sa che sia dolore Metastasio, ? Leave-taking of an academic (Beck?) 0264

Music for feasts at the courts of Weimar, Weißenfels and Köthen[edit]

NBA Volume 35 – Festmusiken für die Fürstenhäuser von Weimar, Weißenfels und Köthen:[23]

  • Congratulation cantatas included in the volume:
  • Music lost, only described:[24]

Music celebrating the Saxonian prince-electoral family[edit]

NBA Volume 36 – Festmusiken für das Kurfürstlich-Sächsische Haus I:[25]

  • Congratulation cantatas included in the volume:
    • BWV 213: Lasst uns sorgen, uns wachen
    • BWV 214: Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten
    • BWV 206: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde
  • Music lost, only described:[26]
    • BWV Anh. 9: Entfernet euch, ihr heitern Sterne
    • BWV 193a: Ihr Häuser des Himmels, ihr scheinenden Lichter
    • BWV Anh. 11: Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande
    • BWV Anh. 12: Frohes Volk, vergnügte Sachsen

NBA Volume 37 – Festmusiken für das Kurfürstlich-Sächsische Haus II:[27]

  • Cantatas included in the volume:
    • BWV 207a: Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten (includes an appended march)
    • BWV 215: Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen
  • Only described:[28]
    • BWV 205a: Blast Lärmen, ihr Feinde! Verstärket die Macht
    • BWV 208a: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd
    • BWV Anh. 13: Willkommen, ihr herrschenden Götter der Erden

Music for celebrations at the Leipzig University[edit]

NBA Volume 38 – Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern:[29]

  • Cantatas included in the volume:
    • BWV 205: Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft
    • BWV 207: Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten (includes an appended march)
    • BWV 198: Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl
    • BWV 36b: Die Freude reget sich
  • Only described:[30]

For Leipzig's city council and school; Celebrations of noblemen and civilians[edit]

NBA Volume 39 – Festmusiken für Leipziger Rats- und Schulfeiern / Huldigungsmusiken für Adelige und Bürger:[31]

  • Cantatas included in the volume:
    • BWV 36c: Schwingt freudig euch empor
    • BWV 30a: Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen
    • BWV 210a: O angenehme Melodei (incomplete)
    • BWV 212: Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet
  • Only described:[32]

For weddings and diverse occasions[edit]

NBA Volume 40 – Hochzeitskantaten und Weltliche Kantaten verschiedener Bestimmung:[33]

  • Cantatas included in the volume:
    • BWV 202: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (wedding)
    • BWV 216: Vergnügte Pleißenstadt (wedding, incomplete)
    • BWV 210: O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit (wedding)
    • BWV 204: Ich bin in mir vergnügt
    • BWV 201: Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde
    • BWV 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht
  • Music lost, only described:[34]

Italian cantatas[edit]

NBA Volume 41, Varia: Kantaten, Quodlibet, Einzelsätze, Bearbeitungen, contains, apart from various pieces of sacred vocal music and the incomplete Quodlibet, Bach's two Italian cantatas:[35]

Extant versions, reconstructions and recordings[edit]

Complete recordings of the secular cantatas include those by Peter Schreier[36] and Helmuth Rilling.[37] Also Masaaki Suzuki devoted a series of recordings to the secular cantatas.[38]

Bach's secular cantatas: extant versions, reconstructions and adoption in complete recording sets
Date BWV Title Text Music Schreier Rilling Suzuki
c. Early 1708 0524 Wedding Quodlibet Incomplete (not always grouped with cantatas) 05 Vol. 3/IV
1708–1717? 1046a/1 Sinfonia in F Major n/a Extant (secular cantata link unproven) Vol. 2/I
1713-02-27 0208.1 Hunting Cantata Extant CD 4/I 09 Vol. 2/II
1716? 0208.2 Extant =BWV 208.1
1742-08-03 0208.3 Extant ≈BWV 208.1
1713-10-30 1127 Strophic aria Extant (not necessarily grouped with cantatas)
c. 1714? 0053 Schlage doch, ... Extant (sacred; attribution to Bach doubtful) Vol. 6/II
1718-12-10 0066.1 Der Himmel dacht ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 66.2)
1718–1719 0203 Amore traditore Extant CD 1/III 03 Vol. 7/III
1719-01-01 0134.1 Die Zeit, die Tag ... Extant 20 Vol. 2/III
1720-01-01 1151 Dich loben die ... Extant Lost
1717–1723? 0202 Weichet nur, ... Extant CD 3/I 02 Vol. 3/II
1720-12-10 1153 Heut ist gewiss ... Extant Lost
1717–1723 0184.1 ? Lost BWV 184.2?
1717–1723 0194.1 ? Lost Incomplete
1722-12-10 0173.1 Durchlauchtster ... Extant 21 Vol. 3/I
1723-06-09 Anh. 195 Murmelt nur, ... Extant Lost
1725-02-23 0249.1 Shepherd Cantata Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 249)
1726-08-25 0249.2 Celebration of Genius Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 249)
1725-04–05 0036.1 Schwingt freudig ... Extant CD 1/I 18 Vol. 3/III
1726-11-30 0036.2 Steigt freudig ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 36.1)
1737–1738 0036.3 Die Freude reget ... Extant Reconstructible (BWV 36.1) 19
1725-08-03 0205.1 Aeolus Placated Extant CD 5/I 22 Vol. 4/I
1734-02-19 0205.2 Blast Lärmen, ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 205.1)
1725-11-27 1163 Auf, süß-entzückende ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 11)
1726-12-11 0207.1 Vereinigte Zwietracht Extant CD 5/II 08 Vol. 4/II
1735-08-03 0207.2 Auf, schmetternde Töne Extant 07 Vol. 9/II
1726–1727 0204 On Contentedness Extant CD 4/II 04 Vol. 10/II
1727-05-12 1156 Entfernet euch, ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 232)
1727-08-03 0193.1 Ihr Häuser des Himmels Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 193.2)
1727-10-17 0198 Mourning Ode Extant Vol. 6/I
1728-02-05 0216.1 Vergnügte Pleißenstadt Extant Incomplete
c. 1728–1731 0216.2 Apollo and Mercurius Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 216.1)
1729-01-12 0210.1 O angenehme Melodei Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 210.2)
1741-09-19 0210.2 O holder Tag Extant CD 3/II 11 Vol. 1/I
Fall 1729 0201 Phoebus and Pan Extant CD 2/I 01 Vol. 9/I
1731-08-25 1160 So kämpfet nur, ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 248VI)
1732-06-05 1162 Froher Tag, ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 11)
1732-08-03 1157 Es lebe der König Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 212 a.o.)
1733-08-03 1158 Frohes Volk, ... Extant Partially reconstructible (BWV 1162)
1733-09-05 0213 The Choice of Hercules Extant CD 8/I 14 Vol. 5/I
1733-12-08 0214 Tönet, ihr Pauken! Extant CD 8/II 15 Vol. 5/II
Mid-1734 0211 Coffee Cantata Extant CD 7/I 12 Vol. 1/II
1734-10-05 0215 Preise dein Glücke Extant CD 6/II 16 Vol. 8/II
1734-11-21 Anh. 019 Thomana saß annoch ... Extant Lost
1736-10-07 0206.1 Schleicht, spielende ... Extant CD 6/I 06 Vol. 8/I
1740-08-03 0206.2
1737-09-28 0030.1 Angenehmes Wiederau Extant 17 Vol. 10/I
1738-04-28 1161 Willkommen! Ihr ... Extant Lost
1742-08-30 0212 Peasant Cantata Extant CD 7/II 13 Vol. 7/I
1745–1746 1083 Tilge, Höchster, ... Extant (sacred; after Pergolesi's Stabat Mater) Vol. 6/III
Early 1747? 0209 Non sa che sia dolore Extant CD 1/II 10 Vol. 7/II

References[edit]

  1. ^ Work 0246 at Bach Digital website.
  2. ^ Works 0261, 0262 and 0263 at Bach Digital website.
  3. ^ Work 0268 at Bach Digital website.
  4. ^ Work 0253 at Bach Digital website.
  5. ^ Works 1319 and 1320 at Bach Digital website.
  6. ^ Work 0251 at Bach Digital website.
  7. ^ Traupman-Carr, Carol. "Cantata BWV 211, Coffee Cantata". Bach 101. Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  8. ^ Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): New Edition of the Complete Works – Series I: Cantatas at Bärenreiter website
  9. ^ a b c d Bach's secular cantatas in BWV order, each followed by a link to the Bach Digital Work (BDW) page of the cantata at the Bach-Digital website:
    1. BWV 30a (BDW 0039)
    2. BWV 36a (BDW 0049)
    3. BWV 36b (BDW 0050)
    4. BWV 36c (BDW 0051)
    5. BWV 66a (BDW 0083)
    6. BWV 134a (BDW 0166)
    7. BWV 173a (BDW 0211)
    8. BWV 184a (BDW 0223)
    9. BWV 193a (BDW 0235)
    10. BWV 194a (BDW 0239)
    11. BWV 198 (BDW 0246)
    12. BWV 201 (BDW 0251)
    13. BWV 202 (BDW 0252)
    14. BWV 203 (BDW 0253)
    15. BWV 204 (BDW 0254)
    16. BWV 205 (BDW 0255)
    17. BWV 205a (BDW 0256)
    18. BWV 206, first version (BDW 0257)
    19. BWV 206, second version (BDW 0258)
    20. BWV 207 (BDW 0259)
    21. BWV 207a (BDW 0260)
    22. BWV 208, first version (BDW 0261)
    23. BWV 208, second version (BDW 0262)
    24. BWV 208a (BDW 0263)
    25. BWV 209 (BDW 0264)
    26. BWV 210 (BDW 0265)
    27. BWV 210a (BDW 0266)
    28. BWV 211 (BDW 0267)
    29. BWV 212 (BDW 0268)
    30. BWV 213 (BDW 0269)
    31. BWV 214 (BDW 0270)
    32. BWV 215 (BDW 0271)
    33. BWV 216 (BDW 0272)
    34. BWV 216a (BDW 0273)
    35. BWV 249a (BDW 0318)
    36. BWV 249b (BDW 0319)
    37. BWV Anh. 6 (BDW 1314)
    38. BWV Anh. 7 (BDW 1315)
    39. BWV Anh. 8 (BDW 1316)
    40. BWV Anh. 9 (BDW 1317)
    41. BWV Anh. 10 (BDW 1318)
    42. BWV Anh. 11 (BDW 1319)
    43. BWV Anh. 12 (BDW 1320)
    44. BWV Anh. 13 (BDW 1321)
    45. BWV Anh. 18 (BDW 1326)
    46. BWV Anh. 19 (BDW 1327)
    47. BWV Anh. 20 (BDW 1328)
    48. BWV Anh. 195 (BDW 1506)
    49. BWV Anh. 196 (BDW 1507)
    50. BWV deest (BDW 1536)
  10. ^ Robert Cowan. "JSB: the full works" in The Independent, 2 May 1997
  11. ^ Terry 1933, pp. 103–104
  12. ^ Secular Cantatas: Der zufriedengestellte Aeolus (BWV 205), Quodlibet (BWV 524). Hänssler Classics, Edition Bachakademie Vol. 63, Rilling. OCLC 612085801
  13. ^ a b Dürr, Alfred (2006). The Cantatas of J. S. Bach: With Their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text. Translated by Richard D. P. Jones. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-929776-4. "Introduction", pp. 9ff.
  14. ^ Terry 1933, p. 97
  15. ^ Wolff, Christoph (2001). Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician. W. W. Norton. pp. 197 and 560. ISBN 039304825X.
  16. ^ Picander (=Christian Friedrich Henrici). Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte, Volume IV. Leipzig: Friedrich Matthias Friesen (1737), pp. 3–7
  17. ^ Picander (=Christian Friedrich Henrici). Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte, Volume IV. Leipzig: Friedrich Matthias Friesen (1737), pp. 14–17
  18. ^ a b c d Jones 2013, p. 10
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Terry 1933, pp. 98–102
  20. ^ Richard D. P. Jones (2013). Volume II: 1717-1750 of The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach: Music to Delight the Spirit. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199696284, p. 329
  21. ^ Z. Philip Ambrose. BWV 208a Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! at University of Vermont website.
  22. ^ RISM No. 467004203
  23. ^ Alfred Dürr (1963; 3rd edition: 2013). Festmusiken für die Fürstenhäuser von Weimar, Weißenfels und Köthen (score). at Bärenreiter website
  24. ^ Alfred Dürr (1964). Festmusiken für die Fürstenhäuser von Weimar, Weißenfels und Köthen (critical commentary). at Bärenreiter website
  25. ^ Werner Neumann (1963; 2nd edition: 2015). Festmusiken für das Kurfürstlich-Sächsische Haus I (score). at Bärenreiter website
  26. ^ Werner Neumann (1962). Festmusiken für das Kurfürstlich-Sächsische Haus I (critical commentary). at Bärenreiter website
  27. ^ Werner Neumann (1961; 3rd edition: 2015). Festmusiken für das Kurfürstlich-Sächsische Haus II (score). at Bärenreiter website
  28. ^ Werner Neumann (1961). Festmusiken für das Kurfürstlich-Sächsische Haus II (critical commentary). at Bärenreiter website
  29. ^ Werner Neumann (1960; 3rd edition: 2012). Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern (score). at Bärenreiter website
  30. ^ Werner Neumann (1960). Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern (critical commentary). at Bärenreiter website
  31. ^ Werner Neumann (1975). Festmusiken für Leipziger Rats- und Schulfeiern / Huldigungsmusiken für Adelige und Bürger (score) at Bärenreiter website
  32. ^ Werner Neumann (1977). Festmusiken für Leipziger Rats- und Schulfeiern / Huldigungsmusiken für Adelige und Bürger (critical commentary) at Bärenreiter website
  33. ^ Werner Neumann (1969; 3rd edition 2013). Hochzeitskantaten und Weltliche Kantaten verschiedener Bestimmung (score) at Bärenreiter website
  34. ^ Werner Neumann (1970). Hochzeitskantaten und Weltliche Kantaten verschiedener Bestimmung (critical commentary) at Bärenreiter website
  35. ^ Andreas Glöckner (2000). Varia: Kantaten, Quodlibet, Einzelsätze, Bearbeitungen (score) and (critical commentary) at Bärenreiter website
  36. ^ Peter Schreier's recordings date mostly from the early 1980s, but were in 2000 included as box set Vol. 7 in Brilliant Classics' Bach Edition (complete recording):
  37. ^ Issued by Hänssler Classic in 2001:
  38. ^ Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan, on BIS:

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