Cor mundus militat (Reimondo Ballestra)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-09)   CPDL #37140:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2015-10-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Cur mundus militat
Composer: Reimondo Ballestra
Lyricist: Jacopone da Todi

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1615 in Parnassus Musicus Ferdinandæus, no. 40

Description: Setting of the 1st and 6th verse

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Cor mundus militat sub vana gloria,
Cuius prosperitas est transitoria?
Tam cito labitur eius potentia,
Quam vasa figuli, quæ sunt fragilia.

Tot clari proceres, tot rerum spatia,
Tot ora præsulum, tot regna fortia,
Tot mundi principes, tanta potentia,
In ictu oculi claudentur omnia!