9. Angenehmer Zephyrus

From Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft, BWV 205

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E major
Meter
12/8
Length
50 measures

German text

English translation

Angenehmer Zephyrus,
Charming Zephyr,
Dein von Bisam reicher Kuss
Your perfume-rich kiss
Und dein lauschend Kühlen
And intimate coolness
Soll auf meinen Höhen spielen.
Should play upon my heights.
Großer König Aeolus,
Great King Aeolus,
Sage doch dem Zephyrus,
Instruct Zephyr,
Dass sein bisamreicher Kuss
That his perfume-rich kiss
Und sein lauschend Kühlen
And intimate coolness
Soll auf meinen Höhen spielen.
Should play upon my heights.
 

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Violino solo
  • Pallas (Soprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

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