Flöten' (Blow the well-gripped flutes). The aria featuring the Roman goddess of War - Bellona - is part of Bach's cantata 'Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!' BWV 214 from our programme Not the Christmas Oratorio, which has been postponed to next year.
Bellona incites the martial flutes to a joyous celebration: "this festival demands rejoicing that feeds both spirit and mind" - something to truly take our minds off current circumstances.