Vasto mar, SWV 19 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-27)  CPDL #64896:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2021-06-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 411 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, Mensurstrich layout, original key signature and note values, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked. MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-18)  CPDL #45945:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-08-18).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 241 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition at IMSLP, with errors noted by Gerd Eichler corrected. Time signature changed to 2/2. Revised files uploaded 27/06/21.
  • (Posted 2011-11-12)  CPDL #24917:      (MuP)
Editor: Vincent Carpentier (submitted 2011-11-12).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Vasto mar, SWV 19
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB

Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Il primo libro de madrigali, no. 19
  2nd published: 1890 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 9, no. 19
  3rd published: 1962 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 22, no. 19
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Vasto mar nel cui seno
Fan soave armonia
D'altezza e di Virtù concordi venti,
Questi devoti accenti
T'offre la Musa mia,
Tu, Gran Mauritio, lor gradisci, e in tanto
Farai di rozzo armonioso il canto.