Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg (Matthias Weckmann)
- Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-08-13). Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 540 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: V1, V2, Vla parts appended. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg
Composer: Matthias Weckmann
Description: Written for soprano, tenor, bass, two violins, viola da gamba and continuo. The bass part has a very wide range, evidently the bass singer at court was quite flexible, or Weckmann simply wrote a complicated part. The gamba part could be carried by a viola if necessary. The contiuno should be performed on the organ, as Weckmann wrote his pieces for church performance. I have included a very simple realisation of the bass line, and added missing figures from the continuo.
The text is from Corinthians 15, 54-55 and 57.
Original text and translations
Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg.
Death is Swallowed up in victory.