Te spectant, Reginalde, poli By: Orlando di Lasso

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 5
Voicings: SATTB , STTTB , AATTB , ATTTB
Date: 16th century
Language: Latin
Tags: madrigal political translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Te spectant, Reginalde, poli, They watch you, Reginald, the poles; They watch you, Reginald, the Polestars;
tibi sidera rident, the stars smile at you, The stars kindly smile on you;
exsultant montes, the mountains exult, The mountains revel;
personat Oceanus, the Ocean resounds, Resonating oceans roar;
Anglia dum plaudit while England applauds, England is applauding.
quod faustos excutis ignes; since you cast out propitious fires Since you give forth propitious fires
elicis et lacrimas and elicit tears And elicit England・s tears
ex adamante suo. from her adamant. From England・s iron bedrock.
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