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Musica, Dei donum optimi

Language: Latin

[Musica, Dei]1 donum optimi,
trahit homines, trahit deos.
Musica truces mollit animos,
tristesque mentes erigit,
vel ipsas arbores
et horridas movet feras.

Translation(s): ENG
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), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Guy Tops) , "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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