5. Rase nur, verwegner Schwarm

From Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Presto
Structure
(Da capo) Dal segno
Length
162 measures

German text

English translation

Rase nur, verwegner Schwarm,
Rage on, brazen horde,
In dein eignes Eingeweide!
Within your very entrails!
Wasche nur den frechen Arm,
Bathe your impious arm,
Voller Wut,
Full of rage,
In unschuldger Brüder Blut,
In the blood of your innocent brothers,
Uns zum Abscheu, dir zum Leide!
To our horror, to your own sorrow!
Weil das Gift
Since the poison
Und der Grimm von deinem Neide
And wrath of your envy
Dich mehr als Augustum trifft.
Harms you yourselves more than August.

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Fagotto

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