40. Songs from Manuscripts

Wq 117

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da Capo
Length
125 measures

German text

English translation

O holde Zeit,
O lovely time,
zur Lust bereit,
ready for pleasure,
ach, eile,
ah, hurry;
verweile
delay
nicht einen Augenblick!
not a moment!
 
 
Mein ganzes Herz
My whole heart
wünscht deinen Scherz,
desires your play,
wünscht sich dein Wohl
desires your goodness;
wirft sehnsuchtsvoll
longingly casts
nach dir den Blick.
its gaze after you.
 

Instrumentation

  • Voice
  • Keyboard: Fortepiano / Harpsichord / Clavichord

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