Musica Dei donum optimi

Musica Dei donum optimi
Music, the gift of the supreme God,
trahit homines, trahit deos;
draws men, draws gods;
Musica truces mollit animos
Music makes savage souls gentle
tristesque mentes erigit
and uplifts sad minds.
Musica vel ipsas arbores
Music moves the very trees
et horridas movet feras.
and wild beasts.