Drei schöne Ding sind (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • CPDL #31280:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2014-02-15).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print. Mensurstrich layout, original pitch and note values, original text spelling, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized, basso continuo part included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #23001:         
Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2010-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 15 pages, 147 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Altus part written in tenor clef. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Drei schöne Ding sind
Translated Title: Three beautiful things
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein
Larger work: Israelsbrünnlein (Fontana d'Israel)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSTTB or SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1623 in Fontana d'Israel, no. 20


Original text and translations

German.png German text

Drei schöne ding sind, die beide Gott und Menschen wohlgefallen,
wenn Brüder eins sind; wenn die Nachbarn sich lieb haben;
wenn Mann und Weib sich miteinander wohl begehen.

English.png English translation

Three beautiful things, which are approved before God and men:
The concord of brethren, the love of neighbors,
and the commitment of husband and wife to one another.