Lauda 31 "Ogn’om canti"

Description: 

Male Choir
Duration 4’
First performance Estonia Symphony Hall, Tallinn April 6
Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Kaspars Putnins

Text of Lauda 31 "Ogn'om canti

Ogn'om canti novel canto a san Iovanni,            Let everyone sing a new song to Saint John,

aulente fiore.                                                   the fragrant flower.

 

O Iovanni, fresc'aurora,                                    O John, new dawn,

molt'eri garçone alora                                       you were just a humble servant-boy

quando Cristo cum gran cura                             when Christ with great care

apostolo te fece e pastore.                                made you his apostle and pastor.

 

Ogn'om canti novel canto a san Iovanni,            Let everyone sing a new song to Saint John,

aulente fiore.                                                   the fragrant flower.

 

O Giovanni amor dilecto,                                  O John, the beloved disciple,

Cristo a te se fece lecto                                    Christ made his bed with you

quando li dormist'in pecto                                when he slept in your arms

nella cena de l'amòre.                                      at the banquet of love.

 

Ogn'om canti novel canto a san Iovanni,            Let everyone sing a new song to Saint John,

aulente fiore.                                                   the fragrant flower.

 

La verità questo dice:                                       The truth speaks thus:

la sua madre, tu' la fece;                                  his own mother he made yours;

a lie' te lassò'n sua vece                                   he left you to care for her in his place,

en sulla cena de la morte.                                 even at the banquet of death.

 

Ogn'om canti novel canto a san Iovanni,            Let everyone sing a new song to Saint John,

aulente fiore.                                                   the fragrant flower.