Decantabat populus (Orlando di Lasso)

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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-04-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1579, Nuremberg. Original pitch (high chiavette) and note values.

General Information

Title: Decantabat populus
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564), Volume 2, no. 1
  2nd published: 1579 in Selectissimae cantiones 1579


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Decantabat populus Israel.
Et universa multitudo Jacob canebat legitime,
et David cum cantoribus citharam percutiebat in domo Domini
et laudes Deo canebat.

Original text and translations may be found at Decantabat populus.