Salve lux mundi (Ferdinand di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-28)  CPDL #45192:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-06-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #21947.
  • (Posted 2010-07-11)  CPDL #21947:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2010-07-11).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Mensural notation, Original key and note values, musica ficta clearly marked.

General Information

Title: Salve lux mundi
Composer: Ferdinand di Lasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Cantiones sacrae, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salve lux mundi, verbum patris,
hostia vera, viva caro, Deitas integra,
verus homo factus virginitatis.

English.png English translation

Hail, light of the world, word of the Father,
true sacrifice, living flesh, wholly God,
true man born of a virgin.

German.png German translation

Sei gegrüßt, Licht der Welt, Wort des Vaters,
wahre Opfergabe, lebendiges Fleisch, vollkommene Gottheit,
wahrer Mensch der Jungfräulichkeit geworden.