Beatus Nicolaus (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-13)  CPDL #52611:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-12-13).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Mus. ms. 25. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. Alto parts are in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Beatus Nicolaus
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 498
Description: Responsory for the feast of St. Nicholas.
The overall range of the piece is larger than what is usual for Lassus's motets. Bass I goes down to low D, whereas the two sopranos go up to f".

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Original text and translations

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Beatus Nicolaus jam triumpho potitus novit suis famulis praebere caelestia commoda,
qui toto corde poscunt ejus petitiones,
illi nimirum tota nos devotione oportet committere
ut apud Christum ejus patrociniis adjuvemur semper.