Heu quantus dolor (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • CPDL #29493:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-06-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum, 1604. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note-values. Editorial musica ficta clearly indicated. LilyPond version: 2.16.2

General Information

Title: Heu quantus dolor
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1562 in Sacrae cantiones quinque vocum …, Nuremberg

Description: The piece is in the style of a motet, it was also published as part of a motet collection, though it has secular Latin text in distichon form.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Heu quantus dolor et turbatis anxia cura
   mentibus est tacitas, occuluisse faces,
mors optanda magis quod si sua funera passis,
   nullus ab occulto restat amore dolor.

English.png English translation

Alas, how great the pain and how many the distressing hardships
for troubled minds to have concealed torches of love unspoken!
Death is more to be hoped for since for those who have suffered their own demise
no pain from secret love remains.