Unser Leben währet siebnzig Jahr (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • CPDL #23588:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2011-05-20).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print. Mensural notation, original key and note values, original text spelling, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized, basso continuo part included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #22907:       
Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2010-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 108 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Altus part written in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Unser Leben währet siebnzig Jahr
Translated Title: The length of our days is seventy years
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. 15

Description:

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Psalm 90,10 (original spelling)
Unser Leben währet siebnzig Jahr, und wenn es hoch kömmpt so sinds achtzig Jahr,
und wenn es köstlich gewesen ist, so ist es Müh' und Arbeit gewesen.
Denn es fehret schnell dahin als flögen wir davon
 

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.