27b. Sind Blitze, sind Donner

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Vivace
Length
73 measures

German text

English translation

Sind Blitze, sind Donner
Are lightning and thunder
in Wolken verschwunden?
extinguished in the clouds?
Eröffne den feurigen Abgrund, o Hölle,
Open the fiery abyss, O Hell,
Zertrümmre, verderbe, verschlinge, zerschelle
crush, destroy, devour, smash
Mit plötzlicher Wut
with sudden rage
Den falschen Verräter, das mördrische Blut!
the false betrayer, the murderous blood!
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Flauto traverso I + Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

Chorus II

  • Flauto traverso I + Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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