4. Die Freunde sind vergnügt

From Die Freude reget sich, BWV 36b

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major → A major
Meter
4/4
Length
17 measures

German text

English translation

Die Freunde sind vergnügt,
His friends are pleased
Den Fest- und Gnadentag zu schauen;
To behold this day of celebration and honor;
Sie können ihren Wunsch auf sichre Gründe bauen,
They can place their good wishes on firm ground,
Auf dessen Huld, der alles weislich fügt,
Upon this grace, which guides everything wisely,
Der manche Proben schon gewiesen,
As many trials have already demonstrated,
Dass dieser fromme Mann ihn tausendmal gepriesen.
That this pious man has earned it a thousand times.
Allein!
However!
Wie? Dürfen wir auch froh bei seinem Glücke sein?
What? May we also rejoice with his happiness?
Verschmähe nicht, du gütiger Rivin,
Do not scoff, good Rivinus,
Dass wir uns auch bemühn
That we also are stir ourselves,
Und lassen itzt, dich zu verehren,
And let us now, to honor you,
Auch unsre Lieder hören.
Let our songs be heard.

About the text

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Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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