Quid prodest stulto (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-04)   CPDL #37063: 
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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2015-10-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1568. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Quid prodest stulto
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Quatriesme livre des chansons a 4 et 5 parties, no. 21
  2nd published: 1565 in Perornatae sacrae cantiones liber secundus, no. 6
  3rd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.13
  4th published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 85
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quid prodest stulto habere divitias cum sapientiam emere non possit,
qui altam facit domum suam quaerit ruinam,
et qui evitat discere incidet in malum,
qui perversi cordis est, non invenit bonum.
Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas.