Musica, dei donum optimi (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2013-12-07)  CPDL #30727:       
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2013-12-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Liber tertius eccles. cant., Susato 1553. Transposed down a tone.

General Information

Title: Musica, dei donum optimi
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quatuor vocum, liber 3, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Musica Dei donum.

Latin.png Latin text

The exact version of the text used by Clemens is:

Musica dei donum optimi trahit homines, trahit deos.
Musica truces mollit animos, tristesque mentes erigit.
Musica vel ipsas arbores et horridas flectit foeras
Musica deo ac mortalibus est omnium gratissima.