10. Doch, Königin! du stirbest nicht

From Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198, Part II: Nach gehaltener Trauerrede

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
12/8
Length
78 measures

German text

English translation

Doch, Königin! du stirbest nicht,
But, Queen, you do not die;
Man weiss, was man an dir besessen;
One knows what one possessed in you;
Die Nachwelt wird dich nicht vergessen,
Posterity will not forget you
Bis dieser Weltbau einst zerbricht.
Until this earthly edifice one day shatters.
Ihr Dichter, schreibt! wir wollens lesen:
You poets, write—we want to read it:
Sie ist der Tugend Eigentum,
“She was virtue’s own,
Der Untertanen Lust und Ruhm,
The delight and glory of her subjects,
Der Königinnen Preis gewesen.
The praised of all queens.”
 

About the text

  • Author: Gottsched

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso I
  • Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Viola da gamba I
  • Viola da gamba II
  • Liuto I + Liuto II
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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