Lauda 32 "Omne homo"

Description: 

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

Text of Lauda 32 "Omne homo"

Omne homo ad alta voce             Let all mankind with loud voice

laudi la verace croce.                   praise the true cross.

 

Quanto è digna da laudare,          How worthy it is of praise

core no lo pò pensare,                  no heart can imagine,

lengua non lo pò contare,             no tongue can recite:

la verace sancta croce.                 the true, holy cross.

 

Omne homo ad alta voce              Let all mankind with loud voice

laudi la verace croce.                    praise the true cross.

 

La sua madre cum dolore              His own mother with grief

kiama e dice: "Dolçe amore,          called out and said: "Sweet love,

oimè, fillio e signore,                     alas, my Son and Lord,

perké fosti posto in cruce?"            why were you hung on the cross?"

 

Omne homo ad alta voce                Let all mankind with loud voice

laudi la verace croce.                      praise the true cross.

 

Dice Cristo: "O madre mia,             Christ replied: "O my mother,

quest' è l'obediença mia:                this is my act of obedience:

ke se compia in questa dia             on this day

k'io moia nella croce."                    I must die upon the cross."

 

Omne homo ad alta voce                Let all mankind with loud voice

laudi la verace croce.                      praise the true cross.