Cum descendisset Jesus de monte (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Sallen112
Sallen112 (2014/8/3)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.5093, 1960. Plate 40242.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Last page reference to other motets of the composer.
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General Information

Work Title Cum descendisset Jesus
Alternative. Title Motette für Sopran oder Tenor und Klavier
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 27
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement, 4 sections
Mäßig schnell ( = 80) - Etwas langsamer ( = 63) - Fließend ( = 60) -
Wie zuerst
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1960 or 61?
First Performance. 1961-04-13 in Biennale Venedig, Italy
Magda Laszlo (soprano), Eugenio Bagnoli (piano)
First Publication. 1960
Librettist Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voice (soprano or tenor), piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Navigation etc.

From the Bible, Matthäus 8, 1-13.

According to the Hindemith Foundation, the year of the composition is 1961 along with the first edition of the score is 1960 when the score I uploaded is also first edition and it was composed in 1960?! Something's odd about that... -Sallen112