Salve festa dies (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-27)  CPDL #48939:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-02-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum, 1579 Nürnberg. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values.

General Information

Title: Salve festa dies
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.19
  2nd published: 1579 in Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum

Description: Two-part motet.
I. Salve festa dies
II. Felices casto vitae

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salve festa dies devota mente sacerdos
  Reuschius exequitur qua sacra prima Deo.

Felices casto vitae qui pectore cursum
  expediunt, quorum vita sacrata Deo.