Solus excelsi (Ferdinand di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-25)  CPDL #45170:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-06-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #28326, with minor corrections.
  • (Posted 2013-02-19)  CPDL #28326:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2013-02-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Solus excelsi
Composer: Ferdinand di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Cantiones 5 vocum ab Orlando di Lasso et huius filio Ferdinando di Lasso, no. 15

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Solus excelsi modereris astra,
o Deus, caeli licet, at beati
plurimum possunt.
Rogitamus ergo

Deque ponamus vitiis scatentem
jugiter vitam, petet ipse primo:
verba quapropter resonent beati

Hancque post vitam misere caducam,
Trinitas nobis benedicta semper
gaudium confer veluti dedisti