Memento peccati tui (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-23)  CPDL #44198:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-04-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Memento peccati tui
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Cantiones 5 vocum ab Orlando di Lasso et huius filio Ferdinando di Lasso, no. 2
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 226

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Memento peccati tui ut doleas,
memento mortis ut desinas,
memento divinae justitiae ut timeas,
memento misericordiae ne desperes.

English.png English translation

Remember your sin that you may grieve,
remember death that you may desist,
remember divine justice that you may fear,
remember mercy that you may not despair.