Levita Laurentius (Marco da Gagliano)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-09)   CPDL #47293:       
Editor: Eyolf Østrem (submitted 2017-11-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
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General Information

Title: Levita Laurentius
Composer: Marco da Gagliano
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Antiphon for I Vespers of St. Lawrence, transcribed from the ms. in the collection at Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence (Arch.Mus. II, 18, fol. 79ff).

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Levita Laurentius bonum opus operatus est,
qui per signum crucis caecos illuminavit,
et thesauros Ecclesiae dedit pauperibus.
Alleluia.

English.png English translation

The deacon Lawrence hath wrought a good work,
he who, by the sign of the cross, gave sight to the blind
and gave the treasures of the Church to the poor.
Hallelujah.