3. Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten

From Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36, Version 2, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
3/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
128 measures

German text

English translation

Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten
Love approaches his beloved
Sein Treugeliebtes allgemach.
with gentle and slow steps.
Gleichwie es eine Braut entzücket,
Just as a bride is delighted
Wenn sie den Bräutigam erblicket,
when she beholds her bridegroom,
So folgt ein Herz auch Jesu nach.
so a heart follows after Jesus.
 

About the text

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore I solo
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

Notes

Also see early version (1725-30)

Resources

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