3. Wenn Gott zu strafen schwöret

From Musik am Dankfeste wegen des fertigen Michaelisturms, H 823, Part I: Vor der Predigt

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
A major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Feurig

German text

English translation

Wenn Gott zu strafen schwöret,
When God vows to punish,
wie, o wie schrecklich ist er!
how, o how terrible is he!
Auf Wetterwolken fähret
His cherub rides flaming
sein Cherub flammend daher.
out upon storm clouds.
Es droht sein Blick, es glühet
His glance menaces, the sword
der Rache Schwert in seiner Hand,
of vengeance glows in his hand,
und auf Orkanen fliehet
and devastating terror flies
verheerendes Schrecken durchs Land.
on hurricanes through the land.
 

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I (playable on flauto i)
  • Oboe II (playable on flauto ii)
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo

Resources

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