11. Glück und Heil bleibe dein beständig Teil

From Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen, BWV 249a

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
4/4 → 3/8

German text

English translation

Glück und Heil
May Fortune and health
Bleibe dein beständig Teil!
Remain your constant portion!
Grosßer Herzog, dein Vergnügen
Great leader, your contentment
Müsse wie die Palmen stehn,
Should stand straight as palm-trees
Die sich niemals niederbiegen,
That never are bowed down,
Sonder bis zum Wolken gehn!
But rather grow into the clouds!
So werden sich künftig bei stetem Gedeihen Die Deinen mit Lachen und Scherzen erfreuen.
Thus, in the future, with continued prosperity
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Fagotto

Notes

” Bach reworked the music in his Easter Oratorio. ” Wikipedia
” Details of scoring and key, where present (that is, for the sinfonia and the arias), follow the reconstruction in Neue Bach-Ausgabe II/7, p. 99. ” (Dürr 2005, 805).

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