The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Ecce gratum

Language: Latin

Ecce gratum
et optatum
ver reducit gaudia,
floret pratum,
sol serenat omnia.
Iam iam cedant tristia!
Estas redit,
nunc recedit
hyemis sevitia. Ah !

Iam liquescit
et decrescit
grando, nix et cetera,
bruma fugit,
et iam sugit
ver estatis ubera:
illi mens est misera,
qui nec vivit,
nec lascivit
sub Estatis dextera.Ah !

et letantur
in melle dulcedinis,
qui conantur,
ut utantur
premio Cupidinis;
simus iussu Cypridis
et letantes
pares esse Paridis. Ah !

Translation(s): ITA SPA

List of language codes

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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):

  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , title 1: "He aquí la grata", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Ecco gradita (Coro)", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-04-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20
Line count: 30
Word count: 77

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works