Edite caesareo (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-12)  CPDL #49021: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-03-12).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1579. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Edite caesareo
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 1.42
    2nd published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 103
    3rd published: 1579 in Selectissimae cantiones 1579, no. 51
    4th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 490
Description: A very festive motet for 8 voices in honour of Prince Albert of Bavaria.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Edite caesareo Boiorum sanguine Princeps
 Bavariae gentis spes columenque domus
Hac aetate tibi quemquam pietate secundum
 Et virtute parem non superesse puto.

Obscura sub nocte micans ut Cynthia vultus
 Splendore exsuperat astra minora suo
Non aliter, Princeps Alberte excellis avita
 Virtute illustres ac pietate viros.