4. Augustus’ Wohl

From Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten, BWV 207a

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major → A major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
28 measures

German text

English translation

Augustus’ Namenstages Schimmer
The radiance of August’s nameday
erklärt der Sachsen Angesicht.
Illumines the faces of Saxons.
Gott schützt die frommen Sachsen immer,
God protects virtuous Saxons always,
Denn unsers Landesvaters Zimmer
Since the dwelling of our country’s father
Prangt heut in neuen Glückes Strahlen,
Shines forth today with beams of new joy,
Die soll itzt unsre Ehrfurcht malen
Depicting our own reverence
Bei dem erwünschten Namenslicht.
For the treasured luster of his name.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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