EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
MUSIC, GOD THEY-ctr alt.GIFT-TO-us US.
(<) PEOPLE FASCINATED-TO-rt, (>) GOD THEY-ctr FASCINATED-TO-lf.
SOUL WILD HEAR MUSIC, HAPPEN SETTLE-DOWN.
SAD MIND UP-UP-UP.
YES, FOREST ALSO SWAY'back and forth'.
ANGRY ANIMAL SATISFIED.
Notes: THEY - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
alt.GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands alt. flip > signer.
SETTLE-DOWN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend with several stops along the way.
UP-UP-UP - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, nod upwards while rising as if bouncing balls on the palms.
SWAY'back and forth' - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, hands sway side to side as if swaying in the wind.
Musica, Dei donum optimi,
trahit homines, trahit Deos.
Musica truces mollit animos
tristesque mentes erigit.
Musica vel ipsas arbores,
et horridas movet feras.
Music, the gift of the supreme God,
draws men, draws gods;
Music makes savage souls gentle
and uplifts sad minds.
Music moves the very trees
and wild beasts.