Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Wolfgang Figulus)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-12-05). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 134 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. The source appears to be a rather slapdash catchpenny edition, and the underlay has of necessity been revised editorially in all voices, most especially the alto.
Title: Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
Composer: Wolfgang Figulus
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Languages: German, Latin
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1575
Description: Setting of a macaronic German carol ublished in Vetera nova carmina sacra et selecta de natali Domini nostri, erste Theil, Frankfurt an der Oder.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Joseph, lieber Joseph mein.
That version is a summary of portmanteau phrases, the content and order of which accords with no two settings. For this piece, the appropriate text is:
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein,
Joseph, my dear Joseph,
(trans. Timmi O'Danaos & Donna Ferrentes)