10. Das ist galant

From Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
40 measures

German text

English translation

Das ist galant,
It’s a pretty thing,
Es spricht niemand
That no one peeps
Von den caducken Schocken.
About those unpaid fees;
Niemand redt ein stummes Wort,
Nobody says a single word,
Knauthain und Cospuden dort
While Knauthain and Cospuden over there
Hat selber Werg am Rocken.
Have actual holes in their clothes.

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Violino
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Last dated cantata (Dürr 2005, 884).

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