19. Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh’

From Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, II. Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
2/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
152 measures

German text

English translation

Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh,
Sleep, my beloved, enjoy Your rest,
Wach nach diesem vor aller Gedeihen!
and awaken after it for all the fortunate!
Labe die Brust,
Let your heart delight,
Empfinde die Lust,
experience the joy
Wo wir unser Herz erfreuen!
that rejoices our hearts!
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso I
  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II + Violino I
  • Oboe da caccia I + Violino II
  • Oboe da caccia II + Viola
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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