Conveniens homini est (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-30)  CPDL #48608:        
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-01-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1585 print. Original pitch and note-values.

General Information

Title: Conveniens homini est
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Cantica sacra sex et octo vocibus, no. 15

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Conveniens homini est famam affectare voluptas,
 qua sine nil majus maximus orbis habet.
Effugit illa rogos et inobruta fertur Olympo,
 solaque coelitibus nos facit esse pares.
Teque adeo tua fama manet, tu maxima semper
 cura renascentis posteritatis eris.