Das ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 388 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-24)   CPDL #50664:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-07-24).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 140 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised, and note values halved in the triple-time sections. Solo and tutti parts are not indicated in the Spitta edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #30007:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2013-08-28).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 136 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, Mensurstrich layout, original key and note values. Musica ficta clearly marked. BC part included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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Editor: Fritz Brodersen (submitted 2006-04-25).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2005-09-22).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 1.07 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: individual parts also available.

General Information

Title: Das ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 388
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: 1 Timothy 1:15-17

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB (Solo and tutti parts)
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella or Instruments (colla parte) and Basso continuo ad lib.

First published: 1648 in Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11, no. 20
  2nd published: 1889 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 8, no. 20
  3rd published: 2003 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 5, no. 20
Description:This is a slightly revised version of the burial motet composed in 1630 on the death of Johann Hermann Schein. The early version published in 1631 can be found here.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Das ist je gewisslich wahr.