Alleluia Per te Dei genitrix (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-08)  CPDL #69914:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-07-08).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Gyffard Partbooks. Transposed down a fifth to compensate for the high clefs. Original note values retained. Plainsong added from a fifteenth-century Sarum gradual.
  • (Posted 2014-02-26)  CPDL #31377:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-02-26).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 127 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Alleluia Per te Dei genitrix
Composer: Christopher Tye

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetAlleluia verse

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1572 (c. 1575) in British Library, Add. MS 17802-5 (Gyffard Partbooks), no. 12
Description: A polyphonic setting of the Alleluia for the Lady Mass 'Salve sancta parens' on Mondays, along with the plainsong verse.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Alleluia. Per te Dei genitrix, nobis est vita perdita data:
quae de caelo suscepisti prolem et mundo genuisti salvatorem.

English.png English translation

Alleluia. Lost life was given to us through you, mother of God:
who did receive a child from heaven and bear a Savior for the world.