2. So ziehen wir

From Angenehmes Wiederau, BWV 30a

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor → G major
Meter
4/4
Length
13 measures

German text

English translation

Schicksal

Fate

So ziehen wir
Thus we gather here
In diesem Hause hier
In this house,
Mit Freuden ein;
With joy;
Nichts soll uns hier von dannen reissen.
Nothing shall tear [those of] us here away from there.
Du bleibst zwar, schönes Wiederau,
You remain, indeed, lovely Wiederau,
Der Anmut Sitz, des Segens Au;
Charm’s seat, blessing’s meadow.
Allein
But

Zeit, Glück, Elster, Schicksal

Time, Fortune, the River Elster, Fate

Dein Name soll geändert sein,
Your name shall be changed;
Du sollst nun Hennicks-Ruhe heissen!
You shall now be called “Hennicke’s Tranquility.”

Schicksal

Fate

Nimm dieses Haupt, dem du nun untertan,
This master [Hennicke], to whom you are now subject,
Frohlockend also an:
Thus accept exultantly:
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Zeit (Soprano)
  • Glück (Alto)
  • Elster (Tenore)
  • Schicksal solo (Basso)
  • Continuo

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