Quem in coelo (Melchior Franck)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-06-23).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is offered at the original key for SATTTB, or transposed down a fourth for the same forces. The original is cleffed in chiavette (high clefs) with all four inner parts sharing the same clef. Both pitch and the wide range of four essentially equal parts present problems in performance: the transposition represents the better practical solution. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Quem in coelo
Composer: Melchior Franck
Source of text: Psalm 72:25-26 (Vulgate, adapted)

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1615 in Reliquae sacrorum concentuum, Nuremburg
  2nd published: 1621 in Florilegium Portense, Volume 2, no. 49
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quem in coelo et in terra, praeter te desiderarem?
Dum contabescunt caro mea et cor meum tu petra cordus mei et pars mea Deus in aeternum.

English.png English translation

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.