O Maria clausus hortus (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-09)  CPDL #35355:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-05-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1604 edition of Magnum opus musicum, published by Lassus' sons.

General Information

Title: O Maria clausus hortus
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Liber mottetarum 3 vocum, no. 13
  2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no.  

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Original text and translations

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O Maria clausus hortus, naufragantis mundi portus,
placa nobis qui re fecit,
mater sibi quam elegit.
Adesto jam suplicibus tuis favendo praecibus,
manum benignam porrimanum benignam porrige vitamque nostram dirige.