Quem pastores laudavere a 4 with children (Michael Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-29)  CPDL #56439: 
german text by Praetorius:     (LilyPond)
with traditional text (2 Pages):  
with traditional text transposed up one note (2 Pages):  
Editor: Volker Seibt (submitted 2019-12-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition contains the version by Praetorius with latin and german text and a version with different (older) text traditionally sung in Germany. The zip file contains sources used by all the above editions.

General Information

Title: Quem pastores laudavere a 4 with children
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4xS.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Languages: Latin, German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Musae Sioniae, fünffter Theil, no. 88
    2nd published: 1937 in "Musae Sioniae, fünffter Theil", No 88 from Gesamtausgabe der musikalischen Werke Michael Praetorius by Friedrich Blume
    3rd published: 1949 in "Geistliches Chorlied" by Gottfried Grote, "Verlag Merseburger Berlin"
    4th published: 1949 (?) in "Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch", No 20
    5th published: 1994 in "Evangelisches Gesangbuch", No 29
The editions "Geistliches Chorlied", "Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch" and "Evangelische Gesangbuch" are using the older german translation, different from Praetorius. Description: This piece combines three older pieces into an alternating song between soloists (children), choir and parish.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Quem pastores laudavere.