Nos qui sumus (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-07)  CPDL #59581:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-07-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1573 print. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. The triple time in mm. 34-40 is notated as black notes in the original print.
  • (Posted 2017-12-18)  CPDL #48055:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-12-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #223 (a tone higher, A dorian), with minor changes to underlay, and to slurring.
  • (Posted 1999-08-26)  CPDL #00223:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-08-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Nos qui sumus
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1573 in Patrocinium musices cantionem prima pars, no. 4
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 79
    3rd published: 1627 in Promptuarii musici concentus ecclesiasticos, Pars Tertia, no. 18
Description: Apt for St. Nicholas or OT 12B

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Nos qui sumus in hoc mundo
vitiorum in profundo
jam passi naufragia
Gloriose Nicolae
ad salutis portum trahe
ubi pax et gloria

English.png English translation

We who are in the world,
in the depths of sin,
have already suffered shipwreck.
Glorious Nicolas
led us to a safe port
where there is peace and glory.