Christ lag in Todesbanden (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-07)   CPDL #33311:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-11-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 158 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values (except in proportio tripla sections, which are halved). Editorial accidentals added.

General Information

Title: Christ lag in Todesbanden
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein
Lyricist: Martin Luther

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1618 in Opella nova, geistlicher Concerten … auff italiänische Invention componirt, 3–5vv, bc (Leipzig)

Description: Schein sets the Lutheran Easter hymn for two sopranos and tenor, with continuo.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Christ lag in Todesbanden.