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), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)
Text added to the website: 2006-01-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
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