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Cantata BWV 26

Mvt. 3

Recitative

Title:

Die Freude wird zur Traurigkeit

Soloists:

A

   

Instruments:

Bc

Text:

Die Freude wird zur Traurigkeit,
Die Schönheit fällt als eine Blume,
Die größte Stärke wird geschwächt,
Es ändert sich das Glücke mit der Zeit,
Bald ist es aus mit Ehr und Ruhme,
Die Wissenschaft und was ein Mensche dichtet,
Wird endlich durch das Grab vernichtet.

CT:

Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig verses 3-9 (paraphrased)

Author:

Michael Franck

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