Nectar et ambrosiam (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2012-08-20)  CPDL #26959: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a note:      
Transposed down a fourth:    
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2012-08-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum partbooks. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Nectar et ambrosiam
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Cantiones sacrae 6 vocum, no. 1
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 318

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Nectar et ambrosiam tibi Princeps inclitae vitae
    Astreae studium pacis amorque ferunt.
Tu carus populo, tu summis gratus et imis
    es, candor morum hoc, integritasque facit.
Vive igitur felix vive usque ad nestoris annos
    Orlandi hoc optat musa canora tibi.