Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme a 2 (Michael Praetorius)

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Editor: Oliver Prygotzki (submitted 2011-08-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Transcribed from Friedrich Blume (ed.): „Gesamtausgabe der musikalischen Werke / von Michael Praetorius“ (Wolfenbüttel: Kallmeyer, 1937, page 192)

Minor differences: – In [Blume 1937] the second voice is soprano, I set it as tenor. – In [Blume 1937] voice #1, bar #33 there’s the last note with a dot. I omited the dot, because this seems to be an error (9/4 won’t fit in 4/2…)

General Information

Title: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme a 2
Composers: Michael Praetorius and Philipp Nicolai
Lyricist: Philipp Nicolai Source of text: Mt 25:1–13, Jes 52:8

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: ST
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Musae Sioniae, fünffter Theil, no. 97

Description: Setting of »Wachet auf« by Philipp Nicolai (1556–1608)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.