Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391

Selig sind die Toten (Blessed are the dead) is the incipit of a verse from Revelations, 14:13. It is frequently used as a text in funeral music, the most famous setting being this six part motet by Heinrich Schutz, published as no. 23 of his his 1648 collection Geistliche Chormusik. Schutz wrote for a SSATTB group, optional instruments colla parte, and basso continuo ad libitum. Other famous composers, including Mendelssohn, Telemann, and Bach have made use of the text.

About this Piece


Sheet Music Edition

Title Edition Download
Sheet Music Selig sind die Toten Download


Title Performer Preview License Download
Recording Selig sind die Toten Download



There are no questions yet.