by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Zweck der Musik (Lateinischer Spruch)
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Cur adhibes tristi numeros cantuumque labori?
Ut relevent miserum fatum solitosque labores.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Hanns Eisler.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "The Point of Music (Latin proverb)", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
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Word count: 12