Tugend ist der beste Freund, SWV 442 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-22)  CPDL #37932:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-12-22).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Musica ficta in source absorbed into staves; other musica ficta are editorial. Time signature changed from 8/4 to 4/4. Source may be found at IMSLP. . Revised files uploaded 02/08/18.

General Information

Title: Tugend ist der beste Freund, SWV 442
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Martin Opitz

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: German
Instruments: 2 violins and bc

First published: 1893 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 15, no. 8
    2nd published: 1970 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 37, no. 11

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tugend ist der beste Freund.