8. Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
3/4
Length
95 measures

German text

English translation

Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus
Eternity’s sapphiric house
Zieht, Fürstin, deine heitern Blicke
Draws, Princess, your serene glances
Von unsrer Niedrigkeit zurücke
Away from our lowliness
Und tilgt der Erden Denkbild aus.
And obliterates the rememorative image of earth.
Ein starker Glanz von hundert Sonnen,
A powerful splendor of a hundred suns,
Der unsern Tag zur Mitternacht
That makes our day into midnight
Und unsre Sonne finster macht,
And our sun dark,
Hat dein verklärtes Haupt umsponnen.
Has braided around your transfigured head.
 

Instrumentation

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

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