Machet die Tore weit (Andreas Hammerschmidt)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-13)  CPDL #66693:     
Editor: Seth Engel (submitted 2021-11-13).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2020-10-19)  CPDL #60942:     
Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2020-10-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Not 2 or 3 pages but 4 for the eyes of older choisters.
  • (Posted 2009-07-10)  CPDL #19737:     
Editor: Robert Urmann (submitted 2009-07-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Mensurstriche layout; 4 staves (SS/A/T/BB)
  • (Posted 2008-09-09)  CPDL #18041:  Network.png
Editor: Wilbert Berendsen (submitted 2008-09-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Editions with 4 and 6 staves available; LilyPond source file embedded in PDF.
  • (Posted 2002-04-02)  CPDL #03480:  Network.png
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-04-02).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 498 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scores and parts available in PDF and Postscript.


  • (Posted 2013-02-15)  CPDL #28278:         
Editor: Jan-Frerk Burmester (submitted 2013-02-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Helmut Brinkmann's arrangement of the motet for TTBB male choir.
  • (Posted 2009-12-16)  CPDL #20615:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Kilian Nauhaus (submitted 2009-12-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arrangement for SATB of 6-part motet
  • (Posted 2002-04-02)  CPDL #03482:     
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-04-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged for SS and organ.

General Information

Title: Machet die Tore weit, also in a longer version
Composer: Andreas Hammerschmidt
Source of text: Psalm 24 vv. 7-9

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATBB or SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: ca. 1660
    2nd published: 1923 in Chorbuch des „Sängerhain“ 1923- (Ernst Dahlke), p. 354
Description: not originally by Andreas Hammerschmidt

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 24.

German.png German text

Machet die Tore weit
und die Türen in der Welt hoch,
daß der König der Ehren einziehe.
Wer ist der selbige König?
Es ist der Herr,
stark und mächtig im Streit.
Machet die Tore weit
und die Türen in der Welt hoch!
Hosianna in der Höhe.
Hosianna dem Sohne Davids.