Wem ein tugendsam Weib bescheret ist (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • (Posted 2014-02-16)  CPDL #31285:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2014-02-16).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print. Mensurstrich layout, original pitch and note values, original text spelling, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized, basso continuo part included.
  • (Posted 2010-12-23)  CPDL #23002:         
Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2010-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 130 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Altus part written in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Wem ein tugendsam Weib bescheret ist
Translated Title: He who is 'beschert' of a virtuous and capable wife
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein
Larger work: Israelsbrünnlein (Fontana d'Israel)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSTTB or SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1623 in Fontana d'Israel, no. 22

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wem ein tugendsam Weib bescheret ist,
die ist viel edler, dann die köstlichen Perlen.
Ihres Mannes Herz darf sich auf sie verlassen,
und Nahrung wird ihm nicht mangeln.
Sie tut ihm Liebs und kein Leid sein lebelang.

English.png English translation

He who is granted of a virtuous and capable wife,
she is more valuable than precious pearls;
his heart may rely on her, and will not lack for sustenance.
She brings him love, and no suffering, his whole life long.

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