Musica Dei Donum Optimi
An a cappella fanfare for mixed chorus of the traditional Latin text.

Duration: 3'
Difficulty: 4/5

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Mixed Chorus (a cappella, divisi, no solos)
Latin Text

Musica Dei donum optimi
trahit homines, trahit deos;
Musica truces mollit animos
tristesque mentes erigit
Musica vel ipsas arbores
et horridas movet feras.

English Text
Translation by J.A.C. Redford

Music, gift of the most glorious God,
draws men, draws gods;
Music calms savage souls
and lifts up sorrowful minds.
Music stirs even the very trees
and the frightful beasts.

Translation copyright 2012 by J.A.C. Redford. Used by permission.
Commission & Performance History
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