Heilig ist Gott der Vater (Michael Praetorius)

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1607 Arrangement

  • (Posted 2005-09-11)  CPDL #09436:  Network.png
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2005-09-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 140 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

1646 Arrangement

  • (Posted 2016-06-08)  CPDL #39959:         
Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2016-06-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 23 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is an edition from the Cantionale Sacrum I which differs from the edition by Helmut Kickton because although the tone pitches are (nearly) the same, the note values are different so that the piece has a different rhythm.

General Information

Title: Heilig ist Gott der Vater
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Musae Sioniae, fünffter Theil, no. 36
    2nd published: 1611
    3rd published: 1646 in Cantionale Sacrum I, no. 1
    4th published: 1845 in Vierstimmige Choralsätze des 16. und 17. Jh. (Erk, Filitz), no. 1


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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Heilig ist Gott der Vater,
heilig ist Gott der Sohn,
heilig ist Gott der Heilge Geist.
Er ist der Herre Zebaoth;
alle Welt ist seiner Ehre voll:
Hosianna in der Höhe!
Gelobet sei, der da kommt im Namen des Herren!
Hosianna in der Höhe!