Dominus scit cogitationes (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-02)  CPDL #33566:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2014-12-02).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key (chiavi naturali) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Dominus scit cogitationes
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Source of text: Psalm 93:11 and Psalm 58:17, (Vulgate, slightly altered).

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1556 in Il primo libro de mottetti a 5-6 voci, no. 12
    2nd published: 1566 in Sacrae cantiones liber tertius, no. 12
    3rd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.7
    4th published: 1579 in Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum, no. 10
    5th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 278

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

93:11  Dominus scit cogitationes hominum quoniam vanae sunt.
58:17  Ego vero cantabo fortitudinem suam,…quia factus est susceptor meus.

English.png English translation

94:11  The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.
59:16  As for me, I will sing of thy power,…for thou hast been my defence.