Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl, SWV 110 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-06)   CPDL #53883: 
1628 Version:        
1661 Version:        
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2019-04-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original prints. Continuous barlines are in the original score. Original Note values retained, clefs modernized. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-20)   CPDL #45996:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-08-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Blankenburg edition at IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl, SWV 110
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. 14
  2nd published: 1894 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 16, no. 14 & 53
  3rd published: 1957 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 6, p. 14
Description: Psalm 14 from the Becker Psalter. Although the original (Renaissance) melody by Martin Luther is in Lydian mode, Schütz' interpretation is more modern (Baroque) and the lowest point is therefore not an "e♭" but an "e". Unfortunately Blankenburg did not consider this in his edition when combining the Cantus part (Soprano) and the Altus part in one staff.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl.