Alleluia Per te Dei genitrix (Christopher Tye)

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  • (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 c. 1575 British Library, Add. MS 17802-5 (Gyffard Partbooks), no. 12
Description: A polyphonic setting of the Alleluia for certain Marian Masses, along with the chant verse.

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.