Bona nox (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-22)  CPDL #33469:     
Editor: Jed Scott (submitted 2014-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: TTBB Edition in G Major, with new optional coda for performance.
  • (Posted 2003-06-10)  CPDL #05245:     
Editor: Patricio Cueto (submitted 2003-06-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 15 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Bona nox, KV 561
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Jugendfreier Text
Bona nox!
Bist a rechter Ochs,
Bona notte,
Liebe Lotte,
Bonne nuit,
Pfui, pfui,
Good night, good night,
Heut' müß' ma no weit,
Gute Nacht, gute Nacht,
's wird höchste Zeit,
Gute Nacht,
Schlaf' fei' g'sund und
Bleib' recht kugelrund!}

Original text: Wien, 2. Sep. 1788
Bona nox!
bist a rechta Ochs;
bona notte,
liebe Lotte;
bonne nuit,
pfui, pfui;
good night, good night,
heut müßma noch weit;
gute Nacht, gute Nacht,
scheiß ins Bett daß' kracht;
gute Nacht,
schlaf fei' g'sund und
reck' den Arsch zum Mund.