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( These texts are prepared in PDF format. Corrections would be made without notice.)

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CONTENTS
Adventskantaten  BWV61, 36, 62, 132—NBA I/1
Kantaten zum 1. Weihnachtstag  BWV 63, 197a, 110, 91, 191—NBA I/2
Kantaten zum 2. und 3. Weihnachtstag  BWV 40, 121, 57, 64, 133, 151—NBA I/3.1
( The aboves are from the study score 1 )

Kantaten zum Sonntag nach Weihnachten  BWV 152, 122, 28—NBA I/3.2
Kantaten zu Neujahr und zum Sonntag nach Neujahr  BWV 190, 41, 16, 171, 143, 153, 58—NBA I/4
Kantaten zu Epiphaniasfest bis zum 2. Sonntag nach Epiphanias  BWV 65, 123, 154, 124, 32, 155, 3, 13—NBA I/5
( The aboves are from the study score 2 )

Kantaten zum 3. und 4. Sonntag nach Epiphanias  BWV 73, 111, 72, 156, 81, 14— - NBA I/6
Kantaten zu den Sonntagen Septuagesimae und Sexagesimae  BWV 144, 84, 92, 18, 181, 126— - NBA I/7
Kantaten zum Sonntag Estomihi  BWV 22, 23, 127, 159— - NBA I/8.1
Kantaten zu den Sonntagen Oculi und Palmarum  BWV 54(→I/18), 182— - NBA I/8.2
( The aboves are from the study score 3 )

Kantaten zum 1. Ostertag  BWV 4, 31—NBA I/9
Kantaten zum 2. 3. Ostertag  BWV 66, 6, 134, 145, 158—NBA I/10
Kantaten zu den Sonntagen Quasimodogeniti und Misericordias Domini  BWV 67, 42, 104, 85, 112—NBA I/11.1
Kantaten zum Sonntag Jubilate  BWV 12, 103, 146, —NBA I/11.2
( The aboves are from the study score 4 )

Kantaten zum Sonntag Cantate bis zum Sonntag Exaudi  BWV 166, 108, 86, 87, 37, 128, 43, 44, 183—NBA I/12
Kantaten zum 1. Pfingsttag  BWV 172, 59, 74, 34,—NBA I/13
Kantaten zum 2. und 3. Pfingsttag  BWV 173, 68, 174, 184, 175—NBA I/14
( The aboves are from the study score 5 )

Kantaten zum Trinitatisfest und 1. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 165, 176, 129, 75, 20, 39—NBA I/15
Kantaten zum 2. und 3. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 76, 2, 21, 135—NBA I/16
Kantaten zum 4. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 185, 24, 177—NBA I/17.1
( The aboves are from the study score 6 )

Kantaten zum 5. und 6. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 93, 88, 170, 9—NBA I/17.2
Kantaten zum 7. und 8. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 54, 186, 107, 187, 136, 178, 45—NBA I/18
Kantaten zum 9. und 10. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 105, 94, 168, 46, 101, 102—NBA I/19
( The aboves are from the study score 7 )

Kantaten zum 11. und 12. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 199, 179, 113, 69a, 137, 35—NBA I/20
Kantaten zum 13. und 14. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 77, 33, 164, 25, 78, 17—NBA I/21
Kantaten zum 15. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 138, 99, 51—NBA I/22
( The aboves are from the study score 8 )

Kantaten zum 16. und 17. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 161, 95, 8, 27, 148, 114, 47—NBA I/23
Kantaten zum 18. und 19. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 96, 169, 48, 5, 56—NBA I/24
( The aboves are from the study score 9 )

Kantaten zum 20. und 21. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 162, 180, 49, 109, 38, 98, 188—NBA I/25
Kantaten zum 22. und 23. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 89, 115, 55, 163, 139, 52—NBA I/26
( The aboves are from the study score 10 )

Kantaten zum 24. bis 27. Sonntag nach Trinitatis  BWV 60, 26, 90, 116, 70, 140—NBA I/27
Kantaten zu Marienfesten I  BWV 83, 125, 82, 200—NBA I/28.1
Kantaten zu Marienfesten II  BWV 1, 147, 10—NBA I/28.2
( The aboves are from the study score 11 )

Kantaten zum Johannisfest  BWV 167, 7, 30, —NBA I/29
Kantaten zum Michaelisfest  BWV 130, 19, 149, 50—NBA I/30
Kantaten zum Reformationsfest und zur Orgelweihe  BWV 79, 80, 194—NBA I/31
( The aboves are from the study score 12 )

Ratswahlkantaten I  BWV 71, 119, 193—NBA I/32.1
Ratswahlkantaten II  BWV 29, 120, 69—NBA I/32.2
( The aboves are from the study score 13 )

Trauungskantaten  BWV 196, 34a, 120a, 197, 195—NBA I/33
Kirchenkantaten verschiedener, teils unbekannter Bestimmung  BWV 106, 157, 131, 192, 117, 97, 100—NBA I/34
( The aboves are from the study score 14 )

Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich  BWV 150—from NBA I/41
( The above is from the study score 17 )

Weihnachts-Oratorium  BWV 248 I, II, III, IV, V, VI—NBA II/6
( The aboves are from the study score "The Great Vocal Works 3")

In this page, I will try to reproduce the texts of The New Bach Edition as faithfully as I can. You might ask me "Why? There is Bischof's fine site of Bach texts, or we can refer easily to Dürr's big volume or Rilling's booklets, both of which aren't from the NBA?". The fact is they differ from the NBA in many points — spelling, punctuation, capitalization or even word itself*. Of course I don't know which is right or why they are as it stand. I simply want to know what is in the NBA actually.

complete cantatas
Bärenleiter site
*examples (Dürr -> NBA)

40/1 darzu -> dazu
64/7 genung -> genug
133/6 mein Jesu -> o Jesu

These styles are originally included in the NBA.

Recitativo (italics: presumed)
„Der Tod in Töpfen!” sagen. (quotations from the Bible)

These styles are added by me.

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, (bold: choral texts)
»Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tür und klopfe an.« (quotations from the Bible)
Indented texts are middle sections of da capo movements.
I also prepared a index to the NBA (Study edition) in html format for my convenience; PDF format is included in Bärenleiter site.

->NBA cantata index


Cantata texts on the Net

German

The Bach Cantatas (Bischof)
THE COMPLETE CANTATAS (Koster)

English

Texts of the Complete Vocal Works
Emmanuel Music
English Translations in Interlinear Format
San Francisco Bach Choir Home Page
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity

Japanese

Translations by Hideo Kobayashi
Translations by Junshiro Kawabata
Translations by Tafelmusik Kamakura
Translations by Bachkreis Kobe
Translations by Emiko Omura, director of Bach-Chor Tokyo.
Translations by kuzunoha


For your reference

NBA Cantata Index (above mentioned)

Cantata list with links to and texts reviews (in Japanese)
  Cantata list (sorted by the date)
  Cantata list (sorted by the church year)

Cantata Recording list (sorted by BWV number)
  Recording list (sorted by artists)
  Recording list (sorted by labels)

BWV index for BG ("Old Bach Edition")

4 part chorales list
  Sorted by BWV |  Sorted by Breitkopf number |  Sorted by title |  Sorted by melody
  Excell Worksheet

Downloads
  →cantata scores ("Old Bach Edition")
  →St. Matthew Passion facsimile
  371 vierstimmige Choräle
  4 part chorales from BG Vol. 39

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2008-12-30
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