Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich (Psalm 136), SWV 45 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-03)  CPDL #37745:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-12-03).   Score information: A4, 44 pages, 324 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signatures changed from 4/2 to 2/2 and 6/1 to 3/1 respectively. Musica ficta are editorial. Source may be found at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich (Psalm 136), SWV 45
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 136

Number of voices: 10vv   Voicing: SSATB.SATB.A
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Mixed ensemble Trumpets & timpani, 3 trombones and bc

First published: 1619 in Psalmen Davids, Op. 2, no. 24
    2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 3, no. 11
    3rd published: 1994 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 26, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.