5. Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod

From Ich habe genug, BWV 82, Version 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Vivace
Length
188 measures

German text

English translation

Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod,
I look forward to my death;
Ach! hätt er sich schon eingefunden.
Ah, had it already come about.
Da entkomm ich aller Not,
Then I will escape all the distress
Die mich noch auf der Welt gebunden.
That [had] bound me yet in the world.
 

About the text

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso / Mezzo-soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

Notes

Performed in 1735 with mezzo-soprano

Resources

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