Si coeli et coeli coelorum (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • CPDL #28566: 
Original key:      
Transposed down a minor third:    
Transposed down a fourth:    
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-03-19).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum, 1604. Original key (high chiavette) and note-values. Editorial musica ficta above the note-heads. LilyPond version: 2.14.0. Transposed versions (down a minor third and down a fourth) are also available.

General Information

Title: Si coeli et coeli coelorum
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Cantiones sacrae 6 vocum, no. 3

Description: Apt for the Dedication of a Church

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Si coeli et coeli coelorum non te capiunt,
quanto magis domus ista quam aedificavi?

Sed ad hoc tantum facta est
ut respicias orationem servi tui
et obsecrationem ejus, Domine, Deus meus.
(2 Chr. 6:18b-19a)

English.png English translation

If heaven and the heavens of heavens do not contain thee,
how much less this house, which I have built?
But to this end only it is made,
that thou mayest regard the prayer of thy servant
and his supplication, O Lord my God.

Hungarian.png Hungarian translation

Ha az ég s az egek ege nem képes befogadni téged,
mennyivel kevésbé ez a ház, amelyet építettem?
De hiszen csak azért készült,
hogy tekints szolgád imádságára és
könyörgésére, Uram, Istenem.