3. Freilich trotzt Augustus’ Name

From Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215

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

German text

English translation

Freilich trotzt Augustus’ Name,
Indeed, August’s name,
Ein so edler Götter Same,
Sprung from such noble divinity,
Aller Macht der Sterblichkeit.
Defies all power of mortality.
Und die Bürger der Provinzen
And the citizens of the provinces
Solcher tugendhaften Prinzen
Under such virtuous princes
Leben in der güldnen Zeit.
Shall live in a golden age.
 

About the text

  • Author: Johann Christoph Clauder

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore I + Violino I
  • Oboe d’amore II + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Fagotto

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