2. So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt

From Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig, BWV 26

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
6/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
116 measures

German text

English translation

So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schiesst,
As fast as a rushing waterfall cascades,
So eilen unser Lebenstage.
So the days of our life hurry by.
Die Zeit vergeht, die Stunden eilen,
Time flies, the hours hurry by,
Wie sich die Tropfen plötzlich teilen,
Just as drops suddenly divide [into spray]
Wenn alles in den Abgrund schiesst.
When all [the torrent] cascades into the abyss.
 

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Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso solo
  • Violino solo
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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