5. Jede Woge meiner Wellen

From Schleicht, spielende Wellen, BWV 206

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
6/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
94 measures

German text

English translation

Jede Woge meiner Wellen
Every ripple of my waves
Ruft das goldne Wort August!
Cries the golden word “August!”
Seht, Tritonen, muntre Söhne,
See, Tritons, merry children,
Wie von nie gespürter Lust
How from never-tasted pleasure
Meines Reiches Fluten schwellen,
My kingdom’s waters swell,
Wenn in dem Zurückeprallen
When the reverberation
Dieses Namens süße Töne
Of the sweet sound of this name
Hundertfältig widerschallen.
Echoes a hundred times.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous

Instrumentation

  • Violino I solo
  • Elbe (Tenore)
  • Continuo

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