Edite caesareo (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-12)   CPDL #49021:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-03-12).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 137 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1579. Original pitch (high chiavette) and note values.

General Information

Title: Edite caesareo
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 1.42
  2nd published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 103
Description: A very festive motet for 8 voices in honour of Prince Albert of Bavaria.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Edite caesareo Boiorum sanguine Princeps
  Bavariae gentis spes columenque domus
Hac aetate tibi quemquam pietate secundum
  Et virtute parem non superesse puto.

Obscura sub nocte micans ut Cynthia vultus
  Splendore exsuperat astra minora suo
Non aliter, Princeps Alberte excellis avita
  Virtute illustres ac pietate viros.