Translation © by Laura Prichard

Amor docet musicam
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Cantica gignit amor et amorem cantica gignunt.
cantandum est ut ametur et ut cantetur amandum.

Can be found in Anthologia Latina, 1982


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Love instructs Music", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Love instructs Music
Language: English  after the Latin 
Love gives birth to Song and Love by songs is given birth.
One must sing in order to be loved and to be sung, must love.


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