J. Selma

From Songs from Anthologies, Wq 202

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
C major
Meter
2/4
Tempo
Etwas langsam
Length
12 measures

German text

English translation

1. Eil, o Mai, mit deinem Brautgesange!
1. Hasten, O May, with your bridal song!
Eil und röte meines Mädchens Wange
Hurry and redden my girl’s cheek
und die Rose für den Hochzeitskranz!
and the roses for the wedding wreath!
Alles taumelt, mir versiegt der Oden.
Everything reels; my breath fails me.
Unter meinem Fuße brennt der Boden!
The ground burns under my feet!
Eil, ich überfliege deinen Glanz!
Hurry, I will outfly your radiance!
 
 
2. Unsre Seelen schuf im Myrtentale
2. Our souls were created in a myrtle vale
Gott aus einem morgenroten Strahle:
by God from a beam of dawning light:
Ähnlich sich wie Wechselmelodien,
they are as alike as antiphonal strophes,
wie zwei Küsse, nach einander strebend,
as two kisses, striving for each other,
die auf heißen Lippen wonnebebend
which trembling delightfully on hot lips
zucken und zu einem Kusse glühn.
twist, incandescent, into a single kiss.
 

About the text

  • Author: Johann Heinrich Voß

Instrumentation

  • Voice
  • Keyboard: Fortepiano / Harpsichord / Clavichord

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