3. Wenn kömmt der Tag, an dem wir ziehen

From Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70, Version 1, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
a minor
Meter
3/4
Length
92 measures

German text

English translation

Wenn kömmt der Tag, an dem wir ziehen
When will the day come, on which we shall depart
Aus dem Ägypten dieser Welt?
out of the Egypt of this world?
Ach! laßt uns bald aus Sodom fliehen,
Ah! Let us soon flee out of Sodom,
Eh uns das Feuer überfällt!
before the fire falls on us!
Wacht, Seelen, auf von Sicherheit
Watch, souls, get up from your complacency
Und glaubt, es ist die letzte Zeit!
and believe, it is the end of time!
 

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Instrumentation

  • Alto solo
  • Violoncello obbligato
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Organo

Notes

Version 1 and 2 = different scoring

Resources

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