11. Wehe dir, verruchtem Volke

From Lukas-Passion, H 784

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Tempo
Andante
Structure
Da capo
Length
30 measures

German text

English translation

Wehe dir, verruchtem Volke,
Woe unto you, blasphemous people,
wenn er auf dem Thron der Wolke
when at last he sits, as strict judge,
einst, als strenger Richter, sitzt!
on the throne of clouds!
Welcher Hügel wird dich decken,
What hill will cover you,
welcher Berg wird dich verstecken,
what mountain will hide you,
wenn sein scharfes Rachschwert blitzt?
when his sharp sword of vengeance gleams?
 

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

Notes

Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.

Resources

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