J. S. Bach: Gute Nacht (from “Jesu meini Freude, BWV 227)
Ensemble Pygmalion; Raphaël Pichon, Conductor

Good night, existence,
Which the world has chosen—
You do not please me.
Good night, sins,
Stay way back,
Come no more into the light.
Good night, pomp and pride!
Once and for all, you life of iniquity,
I bid you good night!


  1. It’s never a surprise to be carried away by the beauty and craftsmanship of Bach, but this was a particularly well performed example. Wow!


  2. So glad to hear you liked it, Bob! I’m always so happy to find these. 🙂