Quam magnificata sunt (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-29)  CPDL #42858: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a minor third:   (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-01-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum. Original note-values.

General Information

Title: Quam magnificata sunt
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564), Volume 3, no. 9
    2nd published: 1565 in Perornatae sacrae cantiones liber secundus, no. 9
    3rd published: 1579 in Selectissimae cantiones 1579, no. 25
    4th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 420
Description: 2-part motet.

Parts in this work

1. Quam magnificata sunt
2. Beatus homo

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quam magnificata sunt opera tua, Domine,
nimis profundae factae sunt cogitationes tuas.
Vir insipiens non cognoscet
et stultus non intelliget haec. (Ps. 91;6-7)

Beatus homo quem tu erudieris, Domine,
et de lege tua docueris eum. (Ps. 93;12)