5. Fromme Musen! meine Glieder!

From Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!, BWV 214

Johann Sebastian Bach
b minor
131 measures

German text

English translation

Fromme Musen! meine Glieder!
Virtuous Muses! My followers!
Singt nicht längst bekannte Lieder!
Do not sing your habitual songs any more!
Dieser Tag sei eure Lust!
This day shall be your celebration!
Füllt mit Freuden eure Brust!
Fill your breasts with happiness!
Werft so Kiel als Schriften nieder
Toss your quill and scroll aside
Und erfreut euch dreimal wieder!
and rejoice again three-fold!

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen, BWV 213


  • Oboe d’amore
  • Pallas (Alto)
  • Continuo: Violone


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