De ore prudentis (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-03)  CPDL #37056: 
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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2015-10-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values.

General Information

Title: De ore prudentis
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1565 in Perornatae sacrae cantiones liber secundus, no. 4
    2nd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.12
    3rd published: 1579 in Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum, no. 14
    4th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 220
    Manuscript 1566 in Cantiones sex et quinque vocum (manuscript), no. 17

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

De ore prudentis procedit mel. Alleluja.
Dulcedo mellis est lingua ejus. Alleluja.
Favus distillans labia ejus. Alleluja.

English.png English translation

From the mouth of the wise proceeds honey. Alleluja.
The sweetness of honey is in his tongue. Alleluja.
His lips are like a dripping honeycomb. Alleluja

Translation by Campelli