Musica dei donum optimi (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2013-12-07)  CPDL #30729:       
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2013-12-07).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Musica dei donum optimi
Composer: Jacob Handl

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1554 in Liber nonus ecclesiasticarum cantionum 5 vocum, Susato, Antwerp

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Original text and translations

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

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The exact version of the text used by Handl is:

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