Virgo sancta Katherina (Nicolas Gombert)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2017-05-06)  CPDL #44395:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2017-05-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 515 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Note values halved (quartered in triple time section)

General Information

Title: Virgo sancta Katherina
Composer: Nicolas Gombert

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSSA
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 4 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 15
Description: Votive antiphon for St Katherine of Alexandria

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Virgo sancta Katherina, Grecie gemma, urbe Alexandrina, Costi Regis erat filia.
O filia, scholarum gaudium, pudoris lilium, virgo Katherina.
O mater nostra, ter sancta quaterque beata, virgo sancta Katherina, famularun suscipe vota. Amen.

English.png English translation

 Holy virgin Katherine, Grecian gem, was daughter of King Costas in the city of Alexandria.
O daughter, joy of scholars, lily of modesty, virgin Katherine.
Our mother, thrice holy and four times blessed, holy virgin Katherine, receive the prayers of your servants. Amen.