4. Satz/4th Movement: Preasentatio:
40 days after his birth Jesus is presented at the Temple of Jerusalem. But the joy is mixed with worries, since Simeon, an old man living in the Temple, whom was prophesized not to die unless he will see the messiah, is holding the child, thanks God and predicts to Mary that she will have much to suffer because of her son. This „dialog“ between Mary and Simeon is represented by a the interplay between violins and flutes.