8. So willst du, grimmger Aeolus

From Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft, BWV 205

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c sharp minor → E major
Meter
4/4
Length
11 measures

German text

English translation

Alt
Pomona
So willst du, grimmger Aeolus,
Then, wrathful Aeolus,
Gleich wie ein Fels und Stein
Will you be just like rock and stone
Bei meinen Bitten sein?
Before my request?
Sopran
Pallas
Wohlan! ich will und muss
Well then! I then must
Auch meine Seufzer wagen,
Venture my own sighs;
Vielleicht wird mir,
Perhaps to me,
Was er, Pomona, dir
He might grant
Stillschweigend abgeschlagen,
What from you, Pomona,
Von ihm gewährt.
He silently dismissed.
Beide
Both
Wohl! wenn er gegen mich
Well done! If towards you
—gegen dich—
—towards me—
sich gütiger erklärt.
he behaves more gently.
 

About the text

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

Instrumentation

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

Resources

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