First public recording of the Bach Collegium Paris on July, 9th 2010 in Basilique Sainte-Clotilde (Paris 7th).
Patrizia METZLER, musical director.
Chiara SKERATH, soprano.
Antoine LE ROUX, contretenor.
David TRICOU, tenor.
Émilien HAMEL, baryton.
BACH Johann-Sebastian (1685-1750)
Cantata BWV 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”
“Jesus bleibet meine Freude” (final choral)
J.S. Bach wrote Cantata 147 to celebrate the feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary and it was first performed during his first year at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig on July 2, 1723. In 1716 he had composed a six movement work with the same title during his time in Weimar where it was intended to be sung on the 4th Sunday of Advent.
The revisions he undertook for the performance in Leipzig included substantial citatations from the Song of Mary (the Magnificat in Luke, chapter 1) thus making it fit into the liturgical requirements for the Feast of the Visitation. The text for the original Weimar work was compose