Ach wie soll ich doch in Freuden leben, SWV 474 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-06)   CPDL #38082:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-01-06).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signature changed from 4/2 to 2/2. Musica ficta in source absorbed into staves. Source may be found at IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 25/04/18.

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Title: Ach wie soll ich doch in Freuden leben, SWV 474
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
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Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: German
Instruments: 3 viols, 3 trombones, violin, cornetto and bc

First published: 1927 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 18, no. 7
  2nd published: 1971 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 38, no. 1
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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ach wie soll ich doch in Freuden leben,
weil ich von der muss sein,
die mir allein,
tut Freude geben.
Lust ist fern von meinem Herzen,
denn dass ich muss geschieden sein,
von der Herzliebsten mein,
das bringt mir Schmerzen!

English.png English translation requested