Forte soporifera (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-21)   CPDL #48880:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-02-21).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1568. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values.

General Information

Title: Forte soporifera
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in Di Cipriano de Rore il quinto libro di madrigali a cinque voci insieme alcuni de diversi autori, Gardano, Venice
  2nd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.39
  3rd published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 94
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Forte soporifera ad Baias dormivit in umbra,
  Blandus amor placuit plus ubi murmur aquae,
Flucticolae accurrunt nymphae Nereia turba,
  Vindex ardoris vult fore quaeque sui,
Absconduntque facem sub aquis, quis crederet?
  Ecce parturit aeternum mox liquor ille focum,
Balnea perpetuo hinc fervent calefacta calore,
  Curatur nullis ardor amoris aquis.