4. Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen

From Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36, Version 1

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
12/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
51 measures

German text

English translation

Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen
Also with muted, weak voices
Wird Gottes Majestät verehrt.
is God’s majesty honored.
Denn schallet nur der Geist darbei,
For if the Spirit only resounds with it,
So ist ihm solches ein Geschrei,
it becomes such an outcry,
Das er im Himmel selber hört.
that it is heard in heaven itself.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • All chorale arrangements are based on Martin Luther’s hymn Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Dürr 2005, 82).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21.1–21:9

Instrumentation

  • Violino
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Also see revised version (1731)

Resources

Similar instrumentation

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