O der grossen Wundertaten, SWV 278 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-07)  CPDL #49573:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-05-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised and note values halved.

General Information

Title: O der grossen Wundertaten, SWV 278
Composer: Heinrich Schütz

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSSS
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo, plus missing violin ritornelli

First published: 1927 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 18, no. 9
    2nd published: 1970 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 37, no. 7
Description: The source would seem to be incomplete: Spitta's edition has two empty violin parts for a ritornello, and the coda implies 4 verses.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

O der grossen Wundertaten,
die die Lieb verrichten kann,
die in Freude weiss zu raten,
wenn sie hat gezündet an,
Unsre Herzen, unsern Mut,
den sie mächtig trösten tut.