Psalm 119 (Fasch, Karl Friedrich Christian)


Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Werke von Karl Christian Friedrich Fasch. Fünfte [und Sechste] Lieferung.
Berlin: T. Trautwein, n.d.[1838].
Misc. Notes Actually, the Sechste Lieferung is a setting of Psalm 51 (Miserere), which has not been included here.
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General Information

Work Title Psalm 119
Alternative. Title Der Hundert und Neunzehnte Psalm
Composer Fasch, Karl Friedrich Christian
Key E-flat major (ending in a movement in G minor)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 sections
Text Incipit Heil dem Manne, der rechtschaffen lebet
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1794-1796
First Publication. 1838 or earlier
Librettist Psalmist
Language German
Dedication Singakademie in Berlin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation SSAATTBB soloists, double choir
Mss Sources RISM 200022377 (Universitätsbibliothek, "Bibliotheca Albertina", Leipzig)

autograph, at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (dated 1794 to 1796)

External Links Chorus Score in ms

Misc. Comments

Section 12 is for SATTB solo, implying that there is a non-solo - ie choral - component; RISM seems to confirm this. Some parts list "alto concertato", e.g. Some other versions listed at RISM (possibly different settings of the Psalm, though in the same key) require orchestra.

Composed 1794–1796 or earlier (nb: - )(dates on autograph manuscripts are not always reliable composition dates, see note in comment section @ Symphony, Op.67, by Ferdinand Hiller workpage, e.g.) , but seems not to have been published until his complete choral works for the Sing.-zu-Berlin were published in 1837-39 (1838 for the relevant volume).

Described in the new 1986 edition of this work as "Motette für vier- bis achtstimmigen Solo- und Tuttichor".