Musica, Dei donum optimi
[Musica, Dei]1 donum optimi,
trahit homines, trahit deos.
Musica truces mollit animos,
tristesque mentes erigit,
vel ipsas arbores
et horridas movet feras.
R. de Lassus sets line 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
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1 Lassus (one-line version): "Musica est Dei"
Submitted by Steven Cox
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
, "Music is a gift of the very best God", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2006-01-10.
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