Schütz: The 5-Part Motets, Nos. 1-12, SWV 369-380

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  • Composer: Heinrich Schütz
  • Editor: Werner Breig
  • Instrumentation: Basso continuo, SATB Choir
  • Work Language: German
  • ISMN: 9790006541492
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 105
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


In 1648 Heinrich Schütz published a collection of 29 motets with five to seven parts titled "Geistliche Chor-Music" (Sacred Choir Music). Here, the term "Chor" (choir) refers not only to a (large) vocal ensemble but, more generally, to a group of musicians, vocal or instrumental. As explained by Schütz in the foreword he published with the collection, all parts of the motets can be performed vocally and/or instrumentally.

This practice, common in Schütz's time, has been incorporated into Bärenreiter's publication. The edition includes the twelve five-part motets at original pitch with basso continuo. in addition, instrumental parts for string and wind instruments can be purchased. These parts, which include the text, serve to support and complement the choral sound "colla parte". To enable varying tone-colour possibilities, instrumental parts are available in different transpositions.

Of great significance is the detailed foreword on performance practice by Manfred Cordes.


  • Es wird das Zepter von Juda nicht entwendet werden. Prima pars (Prima pars), SWV 369
  • Er wird sein Kleid in Wein waschen. (Secunda pars), SWV 370
  • Es ist erschienen die heilsame Gnade Gottes, SWV 371
  • Verleih uns Frieden genädiglich (Prima pars), SWV 372
  • Gib unsern Fürsten and aller Obrigkeit (Secunda pars), SWV 373
  • Unser keiner lebet ihm selber, SWV 374
  • Viel werden kommen von Morgen and von Abend, SWV 375
  • Sammlet zuvor das Unkraut, SWV 376
  • Herr, auf dich traue ich, SWV 377
  • Die mit Tränen säen, werden mit Freuden ernten, SWV 378
  • So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ, SWV 379
  • Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, SWV 380

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