Rehearsal Aids for the Schubert Sanctus

Please be sure to read this page carefully, as it has lots of information. You’ll see 4 recordings of the parts first, then a recording of the lyrics pronunciation, and then a translation of the lyrics. Please practice your parts while looking at your sheet music and listening to the parts below. For example, if you’re a Soprano, sing and read the Soprano Only part until you have it down, and then read and sing the Soprano part while listening to the first recording (which has all three parts).

PARTS

This is all three parts together (Soprano, Alto, Tenor)
This is the Soprano part only.
This is the Alto part only.
This is the Tenor (& Bass) part only.

LYRICS

This is me reading the lyrics in meter.

And here is a fairly literal English translation of the lyrics.

Heilig, Heilig, Heilig!
Holy, Holy, Holy!

Heilig ist der Herr!
Holy is the Lord!

Heilig, Heilig, Heilig!
Holy, Holy, Holy!

Heilg ist nur Er!
Holy is only He!

Er, der nie begonnen,
He, the not-begun,

Er, der immer war.
He, the always-was.

Ewig ist und waltet,
Forever is, and prevails.

Sein wird immerdar.
He will be forever.

Allmacht, Wunder Liebe,
Omnipotence, wonder, love,

Alles ringsumher.
Everything around.

Heilig, Heilig, Heilig!
Holy, Holy, Holy!

Heilig ist der Herr!
Holy is the Lord!