4. Es streiten, es siegen, die künftigen Zeiten

From Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E flat major
Meter
2/2
Structure
Da capo
Length
123 measures

German text

English translation

Es streiten, es {siegen,prangen} die {künftigen,vorigen} Zeiten
The {future,past} times struggle, they {triumph,glory}
Im Segen für dieses durchlauchtigste Haus.
in blessings for this illustrious house.
Dies liebliche Streiten beweget die Herzen,
This friendly contest moves hearts
—Die Saiten zu rühren,—
—to touch the strings—
zu streiten,
to challenge,
—zu scherzen,—
—to play,—
Es schläget zum Preise des Höchsten hinaus.
and win for the glory of the Most High.
 

About the text

  • Author: Christian Friedrich Hunold

Instrumentation

  • Violino I solo
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Göttliche Vorsehung (Alto)
  • Zeit (Tenore)
  • Continuo: Violone

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