11. So, wie ich die Tropfen zolle

From Angenehmes Wiederau, BWV 30a

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
57 measures

German text

English translation

Elster

The River Elster

So, wie ich die Tropfen zolle,
Just as I vouchsafe drops [of water],
Dass mein Wiedrau grünen solle,
That my Wiederau may grow verdant,
So fügt auch euern Segen bei!
So [I command you to] add also your blessings:
Pfleget sorgsam Frucht und Samen,
Carefully cultivate fruit and seeds;
Zeiget, dass euch Hennicks Namen
Show that to you Hennicke’s name
Ein ganz besonders Kleinod sei!
Is a very special gem.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander
  • Text references: BWV 210/210a (no. 8), possibly derived from the lost original model (Dürr 2005, 883) (parody/adapted)

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso
  • Oboe d’amore
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Elster (Tenore)
  • Continuo

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