11. Die himmlische Vorsicht der ewigen Güte

From Schleicht, spielende Wellen, BWV 206

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
12/8
Length
64 measures

German text

English translation

Die himmlische Vorsicht der ewigen Güte
May the heavenly foresight of the eternal Good
Beschirme dein Leben, durchlauchter August!
Protect your life, Serene August!
So viel sich nur Tropfen in heutigen Stunden
As many as the drops that flow
In unsern bemoosten Kanälen befunden,
In our mossy channels now,
Umfange beständig dein hohes Gemüte
Shall the pleasures and delights be
Vergnügen und Lust!
That embrace your noble being!
 

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Instrumentation

  • 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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