In lectulo per noctes, SWV 272 (Heinrich Schütz)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-08-11). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 102 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signature changed from 4/2 to 2/2. Octave below treble clef used for alto. Source may be found at IMSLP.
Title: In lectulo per noctes, SWV 272
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Song of songs 3:1-2 (altered)
Number of voices: 2vv Voicings: SA or ST
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: continuo and 3 low instruments, either bassoons or viols
First published: 1629 in Symphoniae sacrae I, Op. 6, no. 16
2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 5, no. 16
3rd published: 1965 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 14, no. 6
Description: First part of a 2-part motet, the second part being Invenerunt me custodes civitatis.
Original text and translations
3:1 In lectulo [meo] per noctes, quaesivi quem diligit anima mea: nec respondit mihi.
3:1 By night in bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: and he answered me.