1. Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde

From Schleicht, spielende Wellen, BWV 206

Johann Sebastian Bach
D major
Da capo
171 measures

German text

English translation

Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!
Glide, playful waves, and murmur softly!
Nein, rauschet geschwinde,
No, rush quickly,
Dass Ufer und Klippe zum öftern erklingt!
Making the banks and cliffs resound frequently!
Die Freude, die unsere Fluten erreget,
The joy that stirs our waters,
Die jegliche Welle zum Rauschen beweget,
Which moves every wave to surge,
Durchreißet die Dämme,
Rips through the barriers
Worein sie Verwundrung und Schüchternheit zwingt.
Set by astonishment and shyness.

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  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Flauto traverso I
  • Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo


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