7. Preiset, späte Folgezeiten

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
120 measures

German text

English translation

Preiset, späte Folgezeiten,
Praise, o posterity,
Nebst dem gütigen Geschick
With gracious Providence,
Des Augustus großes Glück.
The great good fortune of August.
Denn in des Monarchen Taten
For in the monarch’s deeds
Könnt ihr Sachsens Wohl erraten;
You can perceive Saxony’s well-being;
Man kann aus dem Schimmer lesen,
It will be known from their reflection
Wer Augustus sei gewesen.
Who August must have been.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso I solo
  • Flauto traverso II solo
  • Violino I + Violino II + Viola
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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