Wie ein Rubin in feinem Golde leuchtet, SWV 357 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-06)  CPDL #50412:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-07-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised.

General Information

Title: Wie ein Rubin in feinem Golde leuchtet, SWV 357
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Ecclesiasticus 32:5-6

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo & 2 violins

First published: 1647 in Symphoniae sacrae II, Op. 10, no. 17
    2nd published: 1888 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 7, no. 17
    3rd published: 1965 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 16, no. 5

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

5  Wie ein Rubin in feinem Golde leuchtet, also zieret ein Gesang das Mahl.
6  Wie ein Smaragd in schönem Golde stehet, also zieren die Lieder beim guten Weine.

English.png English translation

5  As a ruby ​​glows in its gold setting, so does singing adorn a meal.
6  As an emerald stands in beautiful gold, so does song adorn fine wine.

Translation by James Gibb