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Schweigt, ihr Floten, schweigt, ihr Tone! (Be silent, flutes, silence your tones!) from Cantata BWV 210

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Flute, Clarinet, Woodwind Ensemble, flute and clarinet duet, woodwind duet - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Joe Armstrong and Liz Leehey. Baroque Period, Wedding, Secular. Score, Set of Parts. 12 pages. Published by Joe Armstrong and Liz Leehey (S0.6328).

Item Number: S0.6328

Schweigt, ihr Floten (Be Silent, Flutes), the second aria from Bach's wedding cantata O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit! (O lovely day, longed-for time!), transcribed for flute and clarinet duet. Throughout the piece, the soprano (here played by the clarinet) tries to persuade us that music is a distraction to the heart and spirit of the married couple, particularly when it comes to the flute. But, in the end, she finally relents and grants that music will never die. With the clarinet taking the soprano part here, the persistent and mimicking flute stretches the tension between them to the limits by bringing all sorts of discord into the flowing vocal line. They clash, come together beautifully, and clash again to these lyrics:"Be silent, flutes!silence your tones,because they are not envied by beauty,as they hasten through the gloomy air,until called to grave!".

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