13. Verdammt ihn nur

From Markus-Passion, H 783

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da capo
Length
180 measures

German text

English translation

Verdammt ihn nur, ihr ungerechten Richter,
Go on, condemn him, unjust judge,
verdammt ihn nur, den Schöpfer der Natur!
go on, condemn him, the creator of nature!
Wenn einst die Welt ins erste Nichts zurücke fällt,
When at last the world reverts to original nothingness,
wenn dann der Sohn als Richter
when then the Son as judge
in Wolken sein Gerichte hält,
holds his court in the clouds,
dann flieht, ihr Bösewichter!
then flee, you evildoers!
 

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

Notes

Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.

Resources

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