Omnis enim homo (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-16)  CPDL #48443:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-01-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1585 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values. Alto is notated in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Omnis enim homo
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Cantica sacra sex et octo vocibus, no. 7
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 384

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Omnis enim homo qui comedit et bibit
et videt bonum de labore suo,
hoc Dei donum est.

(Ecclesiastes 3,13)

English.png English translation

For every man that eateth and drinketh,
and seeth good of his labour,
this is the gift of God.