Veni de Libano, veni, amica mea, SWV 266 (Heinrich Schütz)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-08-09). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 101 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Time signature changed from 4/2 to 2/2. The source, which may be found at IMSLP, is very distorted on one page, so bars 22-23, 28-29 and 34-35 have been reconstructed from a Youtube recording.
Title: Veni de Libano, veni, amica mea, SWV 266
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Song of Songs 4:7-8; 2:10
Number of voices: 2vv Voicing: TB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: String ensemble 2 violins & continuo
First published: 1629 in Symphoniae sacrae I, Op. 6, no. 10
2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 5, no. 10
3rd published: 1957 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 13, no. 10
Description: Second part of a 2-part motet, the first part being O quam pulchra es, amica mea.
Original text and translations
Veni de Libano, veni amica mea, columba mea, formosa mea.
Come out of Lebanon, come, my love, my dove, my beautiful one.