Ich werde nicht sterben, SWV 346 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-22)  CPDL #50262:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-06-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised, and note values halved in the triple-time sections.
  • (Posted 2004-01-27)  CPDL #06593:     
Editor: Gordon J. Callon (submitted 2004-01-27).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 136 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Ich werde nicht sterben, sondern leben
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Psalm 118:17; Psalm 116:3-4

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo high
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: 2 violins, continuo

First published: 1647 in Symphoniae sacrae II, Op. 10, no. 6
    2nd published: 1888 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 7, no. 6
    3rd published: 1964 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 15, no. 6
Description: 1st part of a 2-part motet; 2nd part is Ich danke dir Herr, SWV 347.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ps.118:17  Ich werde nicht sterben, sondern leben und des Herren Lob
Ps.116:3  Stricke des Todes hatten mich umfangen, und Angst der Höllen hatten mich troffen, ich kam in Jammer und Not.
Ps.116:4  Aber ich rief an den Namen des Herren: "O Herr, errette meine Seele!"
Und der Herr antwortet mir und half mir aus allen meinen Nöten.

English.png English translation

Ps.118:17  I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Ps.116:3  The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Ps.116:4  Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
And the Lord answered me, and saved me from all my troubles.