Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich (Psalm 136), SWV 32 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-07)  CPDL #37460:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-11-07).   Score information: A4, 31 pages, 256 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signatures changed from 4/2 to 2/2 and 6/1 to 3/1 respectively. Musica ficta in source absorbed into staves. Source may be found at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich (Psalm 136), SWV 32
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 136

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAT.ATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Mixed ensemble & bc

First published: 1619 in Psalmen Davids, Op. 2, no. 11
    2nd published: 1886 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 2, no. 11
    3rd published: 1979 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 24, no. 2
Description: The staves marked Capella I & Capella II are for instrument and/or voice.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.