O quam pulchra es, amica mea, SWV 265 (Heinrich Schütz)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-08-08). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 93 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Note values halved in triple-time sections. Time signatures changed from 4/2 to 2/2 and 3/1 to 3/2 respectively. Source may be found at IMSLP.
Title: O quam pulchra es, amica mea, SWV 265
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Song of Songs 4:2-5 & 2:10
First published: 1629 in Symphoniae sacrae I, Op. 6, no. 9
2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 5, no. 9
3rd published: 1957 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 13, no. 9
Description: First part of a 2-part motet, the second part being Veni de Libano, veni, amica mea.
Original text and translations
O quam tu pulchra es, amica mea, columba mea,
Oh, how beautiful you are, my love, my dove,