This website stores both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright
**** YES, THAT INCLUDES CONCERT PROGRAMS. ****
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
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
, title 1: "Music is a gift of the very best God"
Text added to the website: 2006-01-10.
Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary
for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees,
the Archive was supported financially last year by about 0.03%
of our visitors.
So if you found
the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
- Emily Ezust, Founder