Benedic, Domine, domum istam (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2023-04-04)  CPDL #73350: 
• Original key (high chiavette):        
• Transposed down a minor third:       - Altos in octave transposed violin clef.
• Transposed down a fourth:       - Altos in octave transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-04-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2015-06-18)  CPDL #35802:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-06-18).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 762 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Magnum opus musicum von Orlando di Lasso… ed. Franz Xaver Haberl. Notation here is a tone lower than the original, with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 9 Nov 2009

General Information

Title: Benedic, Domine, domum istam
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Moduli quator et octo vocum
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 492

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Bénedic, Dómine, dómum ístam
et ómnes habitántes in ílla:
sítque in éa sánitas, humílitas,
sánctitas, cástitas, vírtus,
victória, fídes, spes,
et cháritas, benígnitas,
temperántia, patiéntia,
spiritális disciplína et obediéntia
per infiníta saécula.

English.png English translation

Bless, O Lord, this house
and all who dwell in it:
let there be in it health, humility,
holiness, purity, strength,
victory, faith, hope,
and love, kindness,
temperance, patience,
spiritual discipline and obedience
through unending ages.