5. Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt!

From Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
12/8
Structure
none
Length
80 measures

German text

English translation

Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt!
How contentedly did the heroine die!
Wie mutig hat ihr Geist gerungen,
How bravely did her spirit struggle,
Da sie des Todes Arm bezwungen,
when the arm of death overcame her,
Noch eh er ihre Brust besiegt.
as he still besieged her breast.

About the text

  • Author: Gottsched

Instrumentation

  • Viola da gamba I
  • Viola da gamba II
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Liuto I + Liuto II

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