Ave lumen gratiae (Robert Fayrfax)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-10)  CPDL #62335:     
Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2021-01-10).   Score information: A3, 5 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition prepared for the Fayrfax 2021 Quincentenary, generously supported by the Mercers' Company. Incomplete in the Eton Choirbook, but the first complete section works as an entity. Recorded by Ensemble Pro Victoria in March 2021 on the Delphian Label.

General Information

Title: Ave lumen gratiae
Composer: Robert Fayrfax

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c. 1520 Eton Choirbook, no. 57

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ave, lumen gratiae,
Fons misericordie
Virgo fecundata,
Radix pudicitie,
Spes eterne glorie,
Regina beata.

Ave venerabilis,
Mater admirabilis
Per quam lux est orta;
Flos incomparabilis,
Splendor ineffabilis,
Felix celi porta.

Ave, novum gaudium,
Salutis esordium,
Lumen veritatis;
Celi luminarium,
Languoris remedium,
Forma sanctitatis.

Ave, lucis speculum,
Christi tabernaculum,
Virgo benedicta;
Que salvasti populum
Pariendo parvulum,
Per quem mors est victa.