Wohl dem, der den Herren fürchtet (Psalm 128), SWV 44 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-23)   CPDL #36228:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-07-23).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 178 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signature changed from 4/2 to 2/2. Source may be found at IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Wohl dem, der den Herren fürchtet (Psalm 128), SWV 44
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 128

Number of voices: 10vv   Voicing: T.S.SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1619 in Psalmen Davids, Op. 2, no. 23
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 3, no. 10
  3rd published: 1994 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 26, no. 1
Description: The source is marked for cornets, violin, trombones and continuo, but underlay is provided for all the instrumental parts, apart from the continuo. It could therefore be sung as an 18-part motet, with voicing SSATT.SATTB.SATB.SATB, but with some very high soprano notes and some very low bass notes.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 128.