Ecce virgo concipiet (Cristóbal de Morales)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-17)  CPDL #44096:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-04-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #16157, with clefs modernised and minor corrections to the underlay. Musica ficta are editorial.
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Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2009-09-14).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: E phrygian
  • (Posted 2008-02-19)  CPDL #16157:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2008-02-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2003-08-26)  CPDL #05572:  Network.png
Editor: Roberto Di Cecco (submitted 2003-08-26).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: written in original clefs (F3, C4, C3, C2) in E phrygian. The original website is not available any more, however this score remains available for downloading through (June 16, 2013).

General Information

Title: Ecce virgo concipiet
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Communion antiphon for Advent IV.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Settings of the related Communion Ecce virgo concipiet (…nomen ejus Emmanuel) may be found at that text page.

Latin.png Latin text

7:14 Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium
9:6b et vocabitur nomen ejus: Admirabilis, Deus Fortis.
9:7a Super solium David, et super regnum ejus sedebit in aeternum.

English.png English translation

7:14 Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
9:6b and his name shall be called: Wonderful, Mighty God.
9:7a Over the throne of David, and over his kingdom, he will reign in eternity.

Original text and translations may be found at Ecce virgo concipiet.