12. Was Lust!

From Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft, BWV 205

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Length
28 measures

German text

English translation

Sopran
Pallas
Was Lust!
What joy!
Alt
Pomona
Was Freude!
What gladness!
Tenor
Zephyr
Welch Vergnügen!
What contentment!
alle
All
Entstehet in der Brust,
Rises in my breast,
Dass sich nach unsrer Lust
As our wishes
Die Wünsche müssen fügen.
Are granted to our great joy.
Tenor
Zephyr
So kann ich mich bei grünen Zweigen
So I, among the green branches,
Noch fernerhin vergnügt bezeigen.
Can continue to revel in my contentment.
Alt
Pomona
So seh ich mein Ergötzen
And I will behold with rapture
An meinen reifen Schätzen.
My ripening treasures.
Sopran
Pallas
So richt ich in vergnügter Ruh
And in ease and peace
Meines Augusts Lustmahl zu.
I can arrange the party for my August.
Alt, Tenor
Pomona, Zephyrus
Wir sind zu deiner Fröhlichkeit
We are equally ready
Mit gleicher Lust bereit.
To enjoy your pleasantries.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based on a libretto by Picander” (Dürr 2005, 854)

Instrumentation

  • Pallas (Soprano)
  • Pomona (Alto)
  • Zephyrus (Tenore)
  • Continuo

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