Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, SWV 143 (Heinrich Schütz)

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1628 version

  • (Posted 2019-05-05)   CPDL #54149:  (MS) (OS)      
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2019-05-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print. Continuous barlines are in the original score. Original Note values retained, clefs modernized. MS = modernized spelling, OS = original spelling. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-25)   CPDL #46071:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-08-25).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Blankenburg edition on IMSLP. Musica ficta are editorial. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

1661 version

  • (Posted 2019-05-05)   CPDL #54150: 
Original pitch:
(MS (OS)       Score information: A4, 2 pages, 64 kB   
Transposed down a fourth:
(MS) (OS)   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2019-05-05).   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print. Continuous barlines are in the original score. Original Note values retained, clefs modernized. MS = modernized spelling, OS = original spelling. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-26)   CPDL #46074:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-08-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Blankenburg edition on IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, SWV 143
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Martin Luther

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1628 in Psalmen Davids, Op. 5. Revised by Schütz in 1661, no. 46
  2nd published: 1894 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 16, no. 46
  3rd published: 1957 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 6, p. 47
Description: Psalm 46.1/46.2 from the Becker Psalter.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ein feste Burg.