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Magnus Lindberg

GRAFFITI (2008-09)

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for chorus and orchestra
(excerpt)
Duration: 02 mins 53 secs
Helsinki Chamber Choir/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
(p) and (c) 2010 Ondine Inc, Helsinki
Ondine ODE 1157-2

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Text heard on Sample:
Saturni dies Pompeis
Solis Nuceria
Lunae Atella
Martis Nola
Mercurii Cumis
Iovis Putiolos
Veneris Roma, Capua

Fortuna!

Tu mortuus es, tu nugas es.

Nil durare potest tempore perpetuo;
Cum bene sol nituit, redditur Oceano;
Decrescit Phoebe, quae modo plena fuit.
Sic Venerum feritas saepe fit aura levis.

Arma virumque!
Arma virumque cano, qui primus virumque vir


Pompeii, Saturday
Nuceria, Sunday
Atella, Monday
Nola, Tuesday
Cumae, Wednesday
Puteoli, Thursday
Rome and Capua, Friday

Good Luck!

You are dead, you are nothing.

Nothing can last for ever;
When the sun has shone well, it is given back to the ocean;
The moon wanes, which was just now full.
So the rage of love always turns to a puff or air.

Arms and the man!
Arms and the man, I sing, who first, and man, the man...


Text: ancient Roman graffiti
Translation: © Matthew Fox



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