Legem pone mihi (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2013-06-29)  CPDL #29540: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a minor third:   (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-06-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum, 1604. Original note-values.

General Information

Title: Legem pone mihi
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Source of text: Psalm 118:33-34 (Vulgate)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1562 in Sacrae cantiones quinque vocum, no. 17
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 268

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

33  Legem pone mihi Domine viam justificationum tuarum et exquiram eam semper.
34  Da mihi intellectum et scrutabor legem tuam et custodiam illam in toto corde meo.

English.png English translation

33  Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord: and I will always seek after it.
34  Give me understanding, and I will search thy law; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

Hungarian.png Hungarian translation

33  Add nekem törvényként, Uram, a te igazságaid útját; és mindenkor azt fogom követni.
34  Adj értelmet nekem, és vizsgálni fogom törvényedet, és megőrzöm azt teljes szívemből.