Das ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 277 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-24)  CPDL #49811:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-05-24).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 133 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised and note values halved in the triple-time sections. Includes Basso continuo.
  • (Posted 2006-01-07)  CPDL #10605:     
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2006-01-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original version composed in 1630; the final Amen cadence is considerably more ornate than the later revision. Edition revised 8 April 2006 to correct a textual error in Soprano 2, bar 107; and 13 February 2008 to add sharp before Soprano 2, bar 74, note 1.
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General Information

Title: Das ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 277
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: 1 Timothy 1:15-17

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

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1631 in Funeral motet for J. H. Schein
    2nd published: 1648 Slightly revised in re-published in Geistliche Chormusik, Dresden
    3rd published: 1892 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 12, no. 2
    4th published: 1970 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 31, no. 4
Description: Burial motet composed in 1630 on the death of Johann Hermann Schein, and published in 1631.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Das ist je gewisslich wahr.