Macte animo virtute tua (Ferdinand di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2010-07-11)  CPDL #21946:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2010-07-11).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Mensural notation, original key and note values, musica ficta clearly marked.

General Information

Title: Macte animo virtute tua
Composer: Ferdinand di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Cantiones sacrae, no. 1

Description: Homage to Lasso's employer Eitel Friedrich IV, earl of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Macte animo virtute tua,
comes inclyte ZOLLERIZAE stirpis
Natus es ad laudes,
Ad fortia facta gerenda
Numen et a superis
cur celebreris habes
Atque SYBILLA UXor tua
Praestantissima vivat
Perpetuumque thori sit decus illa tui.

English.png English translation requested