Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?, SWV 415 (Heinrich Schütz)

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General Information

Title: Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?, SWV 415
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Acts 9: 4b,5b

Number of voices: 15vv   Voicing: SSATBB.SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredCantata for the Conversion of Paul

Language: German
Instruments: 2 violins and continuo (organum & violon) with colla parte brass

Published: Symphoniarum sacrarum tertia pars (Book 3, op. 12, Dresden, 1650)

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?
Es wird dir schwer werden, wider den Stachel zu löcken.
 

English.png English translation

Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?
It will be hard for you to kick against the thorns.