Wo der Herr nicht das Haus bauet, SWV 400 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-23)  CPDL #36585:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-08-23).   Score information: A4, 15 pages, 191 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signatures changed from 4/2 to 2/2 and 6/1 to 3/1 respectively. Source may be found at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Wo der Herr nicht das Haus bauet, SWV 400
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 127

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: 2 violins or violin and cornettino, with SATB instruments and bc

First published: 1650 in Symphoniae sacrae III, Op. 12, no. 3
    2nd published: 1891 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 10, no. 3
    3rd published: 1989 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 18, no. 3

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 127.