Telemann: Fliehet hin, ihr bösen Tage

At Sunnyside - Where Truth and Beauty Meet

“Melancholy”, by Odilon Redon, 1876, Various charcoals and gouache, with pastel and black chalk, and touches of stumping and erasing, on pale-pink wove paper with red and blue fibers altered to a golden tone, laid down on gray wove paper, Image Source: Art Institute of Chicago

Fliehet hin, ihr bösen Tage from the communion cantata Fliehet hin, ihr bösen Tage, TWV 4:19* by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)


Fly away, evil days

of my life, fly away!

Constant suffering has left me

less than half alive.

Bitters and affliction

have been my drink and daily bread.

My time has been spent in groans,

signs and wringing my hands.

Jeffrey Stivers

Thanks for Visiting 🙂


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