Qui cupit exsolvi (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-19)  CPDL #54832:     
Editor: Aristotle Aure Esguerra (submitted 2019-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 215 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1579 print; clefs modernized; range indicators added; note values halved; editorial accidentals in square brackets; musica ficta above noteheads.
  • (Posted 2017-09-15)  CPDL #46354:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-09-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values.

General Information

Title: Qui cupit exsolvi
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564), Volume 5, no. 19
  2nd published: 1579 in Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum, no. 63
  3rd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 71

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Qui cupit exsolvi et cum Christo vivere, mortem non metuit tali voce sed astra ferit.
Infelix ego homo, quis ab hujus corpore mortis liberet heu miserum, me miserum eripiat?