Quid prodest stulto (Orlando di Lasso)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
MusicXML.png MusicXML
Icon_ly.gif LilyPond
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2015-10-04)  CPDL #37063: 
A4 size:        
Letter size:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2015-10-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1568. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Quid prodest stulto
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB

Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Quatriesme livre des chansons a 4 et 5 parties, no. 21
  2nd published: 1565 in Perornatae sacrae cantiones liber secundus, no. 6
  3rd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.13
  4th published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 85

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quid prodest stulto habere divitias cum sapientiam emere non possit,
qui altam facit domum suam quaerit ruinam,
et qui evitat discere incidet in malum,
qui perversi cordis est, non invenit bonum.
Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas.

English.png English translation

Little the fool's wealth avails; he may not buy wisdom if he would.
Build high, and court thy ruin.
Despise learning, and thou shalt come to mischief.
False heart never found happiness.
Vanity of vanities: and all is vanity.