Ich bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • CPDL #23586:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2011-05-20).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2010-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 120 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Altus part written in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Ich bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David
Translated Title: I am the Root and the Offspring of David
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

Published: 1623

Description: Number 24 from Johann Schein's masterwork Israelsbrünnlein (or Fontana d'Israel).

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ich bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David, ein heller Morgenstern.
Es spricht, der solches zeuget: Ja, ich komme bald. Amen, ja komm, Herr Jesu.
Die Gnade unsers Herren Jesu Christi sei mit euch allen.

English.png English translation

I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the brilliant morning star.
The one who has spoken these things says: Yes, I am coming soon. Amen, so come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all of you.