Wedding Music

Die Welt wird weider neu / Phoebus eilt

from The Wedding Cantata by

A fast and exciting aria about Spring being the season for new love

Full Title Die Welt wird weider neu / Phoebus eilt – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Notes This short recitative, with its accompanying aria Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden, is from "Weichet nur, betruebte Schatten (Give way now, dismal shadows), the Wedding Cantata BWV 202, probably composed at Cothen between 1717 and 1723.

Duration 4 minutes, 30 seconds

Performers required

  • Soprano soloist accompanied by Organ or Piano

Source of printed music

Recitativo Die Welt wird wieder neu,
Auf Bergen und in Gründen
Will sich die Anmut doppelt schön verbinden,
Der Tag ist von der Kälte frei.

Aria Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden
Durch die neugeborne Welt.
Ja, weil sie ihm wohlgefällt,
Will er selbst ein Buhler werden.

Recitative The world becomes new again,
on hills and in valleys
beauty will unite and be doubly fair,
the day is free from cold.

Aria Phoebus hurries with swift horses
through the newborn world,
Yes, since this delights him so much,
he himself wants to become a lover.

© Fergus Black

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