Music For Lent, 2016 (Day 5)

Today's music? "Mein Vater," from Handel's setting of "The Brockes Passion."

The pleading, supplicating tone of the music in the opening bars is amazing (and wonderfully Lenten). The entire Passion is pretty amazing, as well, though some of it is feels too Handel-y/cheerful for anything but a Sunday.

Mein Vater, schau, wie ich mich quäle,
erbarme dich ob meiner Not!
Mein Herze bricht, und meine Seele
betrübet sich bis an den Tod!
Father, Father, see, how I suffer,
have mercy on me in my need,
my heart breaks and my soul
sorrows unto death.
Attribution(s): "Bell Tower" (source) via CC BY-SA 4.0.