Musica Dei donum optimi (Tielman Susato)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2023-09-14). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 79 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third. There were just a few bars where the harmony seemed surprisingly thin or incomplete, in which case editorial additions have been proposed here, identified by small noteheads.
First published: 1540 in Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae cantiones (ed. Sigmund Salminger), no. 105
Description: Published by Melchior Kriesstein, Augsburg, 1540. A pleasant enough setting of this popular text.
Original text and translations
Musica Dei donum optimi trahit homines, trahit deos.
Musica truces mollit animos tristesque mentes erigit.
Musica vel ipsas arbores et horridas moveat feras.