2. Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert

From Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert, BWV 31, Weimar version

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
71 measures

German text

English translation

Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret
Heaven laughs! Earth exults
Und was sie trägt in ihrem Schoß;
and all she bears in her lap;
Der Schöpfer lebt! der Höchste triumphieret
the Creator lives! The Highest triumphs
Und ist von Todesbanden los.
and is freed from the bonds of death.
Der sich das Grab zur Ruh erlesen,
He who has selected the grave for rest,
Der Heiligste kann nicht verwesen.
the Holy One, can not be corrupted.
 

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Instrumentation

  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II / Oboe d’amore ad lib.
  • Oboe III ad lib.
  • Taille ad lib.
  • Bassono ad lib.
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Soprano I
  • Soprano II
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Violoncello in ripieno
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

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