Melchior Franck
(c.1579 - 1639)

Quem in coelo
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From Reliquae sacrorum concentuum, Nuremberg, 1615.

This edition is offered at original pitch for S.A.T.T.T.B, or transposed down a fourth for the same forces. The original is cleffed in chiavette (high clefs) with all four inner parts sharing the same clef. Both pitch and the wide range of four essentially equal parts present problems in performance: the transposition represents the better practical solution.
Lyrics: Psalm 73, v.25,26 (adapted)

Quem in coelo et in terra, praeter te desiderarem?
Dum contabescunt caro mea et cor meum tu petra cordus mei et pars mea Deus in aeternum.

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.