Thesaurus Musicus (1564)

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Description: An enormous 5-volume collection of sacred music by various composers, with one volume for 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 voices, respectively. Pieces by Lasso appear in each book, for a total of 17 motets.

Title (of the first volume:) Thesaurus musicus continens selectissimas octo, septem, sex, quinque et quatuor vocum Harmonias, tam à veteribus quàm recentioribus symphonistis compositas. Nuremberg.

Publication date and place: 1564 Montanus & Neuber, Nuremberg.

RISM: 15641, 15642, 15643, 15644, 15645.


Genre, Subgenre: Sacred, Motets. Language: Latin.


List of Lasso's pieces contained in the 5 volumes:

Vol. Title Voices Voices
1 Confitebor tibi Domine 8 SATB.SATB
1 Jam lucis orto sidere (prima pars) 8 SATB.SATB
Qui ponit aquam in Falerno (secunda pars) 8 SATB.SATB
2 Decantabat populus Israel 7 SSAATTB
2 Estote ergo misericordes 7 SSAATBB
3 Dixit Joseph undecim fratribus suis (prima pars) 6 SAATBB
Nuntiaverunt Jacob dicentes (secunda pars) 6 SAATBB
3 In te Domine speravi (prima pars) 6 SSATTB
Quoniam fortitudo mea (secunda pars) 6 SSATTB
3 Quam magnificata sunt (prima pars) 6 SSATTB
Beatus homo quem tu erudieris (secunda pars) 6 SSATTB
3 Timor et tremor (prima pars) 6 SAATTB
Exaudi Deus (secunda pars) 6 SAATTB
3 Verbum caro factum est 6 SSAATB
4 Cognoscimus Domine (prima pars) 5 SATTB
Vita nostra (secunda pars) 5 SATTB
4 Confisus Domino (prima pars) 5 SATTB
Inde tuo siquis studio (secunda pars) 5 SATTB
4 Fili quid fecisti nobis 5 SSATB
4 Tibi laus, tibi gloria (prima pars) 5 SATTB
Da gaudiorum praemia (secunda pars) 5 SATTB
5 Amen dico vobis 4 SATB
5 Quasi cedrus exaltata sum 4 SATB
5 Qui cupit exsolvi 4 SATB
5 Te decet hymnus 4 SATB