Das Wort ward Fleisch, SWV 385 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-10)  CPDL #46694:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Das Wort ward Fleisch, SWV 385
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: John 1:14

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella or Instruments (colla parte) and Basso continuo ad lib.

First published: 1648 in Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11, no. 17
    2nd published: 1889 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 8, no. 17
    3rd published: 2006 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 5.2, no. 17

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Das Wort ward Fleisch
und wohnet unter uns,
und wir sahen seine Herrlichkeit,
eine Herrlichkeit, als des eingebornen Sohns
vom Vater voller Gnade und Wahrheit.

Original text and translations may be found at Verbum caro factum est.