|BWV 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten
Weimar or, more likely, Cöthen period, in springtime.
BG 11, 2; NBA I/40.
1. Aria (S)
Yield I say, ye brooding shadows,
Will our breast
Nought but merry joy now furnish,
For she draws with flowers nigh.
2. Recit. (S)
The world again is new,
3. Aria (S)
Phoebus hies with darting horses
He himself would be a lover.
4. Recit. (S)
Thus seeketh Amor, too, his pleasures,
5. Aria (S)
When the vernal breezes ramble
6. Recit. (S)
And this is that true gladness,
7. Aria (S)
To practise sweet courtship,
Here laughing and watching
In triumph are palms on the lips and the breast.
8. Recit. (S)
So let the bond of chaste affection,
9. Aria (S)
Witness in contented bliss
1. H. Streck, Die Verskunst in den poetischen Texten zu den Kantaten J. S. Bach
(Hamburg, 1971) suggests Salomo Franck as the author. Cf. Dürr, p. 700, who
prefers to assign the cantata to the Cöthen years.
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