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Help with translation please

Postby RobertB4170 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:52 am

Hi Folks,

I am composing a four-part polyphonic work for choir. I wish to use Latin text.
I want to say the following:
"The past provides, the present lives, the future has hope.
We give thanks"
At present I am working with a google translation that reads
"In praeteritis cavetur, In vitae nunc, Spes in futuro.
Gratias agimus"

Will this translation suffice, or is it totally erroneous.

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Re: Help with translation please

Postby RobertB4170 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:07 pm

Hello, I should explain that I am working in the music faculty of a university in Malaysia and the students aren't to perform any sacred texts that are not Islamic, hence the creation of a secular text, my hope is to give the students an experience of a renaissance modal polyphonic work without trespassing on their religious ideals.
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Re: Help with translation please

Postby anphph » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:03 am

præterita parant, præsentia vivunt, sperant futura
gratias agimus

is a pretty straightforward translation, if you would have it. Don't use the Google thing, it's completely wrong.
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Re: Help with translation please

Postby RobertB4170 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:51 am

Thank you Miguel,

Yes, I suspected that google was way off.
Please go to:
https://soundcloud.com/robertburrell/in ... is-cavetur
to hear a computer performance of the four-part polyphony.
When I have re-set the text, I'll post a PDF of the score.

Cheers, Robert
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Re: Help with translation please

Postby RobertB4170 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:07 am

Hi Folks,

Would like to share the first page of the setting of the text. How do I place a jpg or pdf in?

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