Bleib bei uns, Herr (Michael Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2011-04-26)  CPDL #23437:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2011-04-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: transposed to B flat for mixed choir.
  • (Posted 2007-01-26)  CPDL #13489:     
Editor: Martin Neumann (submitted 2007-01-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 21 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed from SAAB (C major) to TTBB (F major).

General Information

Title: Bleib bei uns Herr
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, relative ranges 1-9, 6-11, 9-13, 12-17
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: It seems that Praetorius copied Antonio Scandello's "Bona Sera" and changed the text as well as some rythms and notes. Both composers worked in Dresden, so it is supposable that Praetorius found the piece there.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Bleib bei uns, Herr, denn es will Abend werden,
laß dein Licht leuchten auch zu unsern Zeiten,
dafür wir deinen Namen wolln loben ewig, Amen.

English.png English translation

Abide with us, Lord, for it is towards evening:
Let Thy light shine upon our time as well,
that we might wish to ever praise Thy Name. (after Luke 24:29)