5. Mit Verlangen drück ich deine zarten Wangen

From Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Largo
Structure
Da capo
Length
152 measures

German text

English translation

Phoebus

Phoebus

Mit Verlangen
With longing
Drück ich deine zarten Wangen,
I press your tender cheeks [to mine],
Holder, schöner Hyazinth.
Graceful, beautiful Hyacinth.
Und dein Augen küss ich gerne,
And I gladly kiss your eyes,
Weil sie meine Morgensterne
Because they are my morning stars
Und der Seelen Sonne sind.
And the sun of my soul.
 

About the text

  • Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book XI (Dürr 2005, 913)

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso solo
  • Oboe d’amore solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Phoebe (Basso I)
  • Continuo

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