Herr, unser Herrscher (Psalm 8), SWV 27 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-09)  CPDL #43052:     
Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2017-02-09).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 182 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Kompakte Ausgabe für Chorsänger; Chor1, der am meisten zu singen hat, steht oben, der Capell-Chor, der gemäß Stimmumfang eher instrumental zu besetzen ist, unten.
  • (Posted 2015-07-03)  CPDL #35955:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-07-03).   Score information: A4, 18 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signature changed from 4/2 to 2/2. Source may be found at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Herr, unser Herrscher (Psalm 8), SWV 27
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 8

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAT.ATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1619 in Psalmen Davids, Op. 2, no. 6
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 2, no. 6
  3rd published: 1971 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 23, no. 6
Description: The source contains 5 parts marked Vox instrumentalis. These could be treated either as instrumental parts, or as a third, SSATB, choir.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 8.