Quo, nate Dei, quo tua descendit humilitas, SWV 59 (Heinrich Schütz)
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Title: Quo, nate Dei, quo tua descendit humilitas, SWV 59
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Augustine of Hippo
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1625 in Cantiones sacrae, Op. 4, no. 7
2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 4, no. 7
3rd published: 2004 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 8, no. 7
Description: This is the fourth part of Schütz's 5-part set of Passion motets (SWV 56-60). First part is Quid commisisti, O dulcissime puer; second part is Ego sum tui plaga doloris; third part is Ego enim inique egi; fifth part is Calicem salutaris accipiam.
Original text and translations
Quo, nate Dei, quo tua descendit humilitas,
Tot hoe diep, Kind van God, reikt jouw nederigheid
To what, Son of God, has your humility brought you,