Da Jakob vollendet hatte (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • CPDL #23583:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2011-05-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #16620:       
Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2008-04-14).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 572 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Vocal parts only, but includes hidden piano reduction. Clefs modernized; Altus part cleffed for tenor.

General Information

Title: Da Jakob vollendet hatte
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. 10


Original text and translations

German.png German text

(original spelling)
Da Jacob vollendet hatte die Gebot an seine Kinder, thet er seine Füße zusammen auffs Bett und verschied und ward versamlet zu seinem Volck.
Da fiel Joseph auff seines Vaters Angesicht und weinet uber ihn und küsset ihn.

German.png German text

(modernized spelling)
Da Jakob vollendet hatte die Gebot an seine Kinder, tät er seine Füße zusammen aufs Bett und verschied und ward versammelt zu seinem Volk.
Da fiel Joseph auf seines Vaters Angesicht und weinet über ihn und küsset ihn.

English.png English translation

When Jacob had finished his charge to his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.
Then Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept over him and kissed him.