18. Gib, Schöne

From Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
18 measures

German text

English translation

Gib, Schöne,
Pretty lady,
Viel Söhne
Have lots of sons
Von artger Gestalt,
Who look real fine,
Und zieh sie fein alt;
And bring them up good;
Das wünschet sich Zschocher und Knauthain fein bald!
That’s what Zschocher and Knauthain would like!

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Corno
  • Violino
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Last dated cantata (Dürr 2005, 884).

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