Ave sanctissima Maria (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-17)  CPDL #50896:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-08-17).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values. Pitches of notes editorially corrected in three places, as indicated.

General Information

Title: Ave sanctissima Maria
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1513-25 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 22
Description: Short Marian motet in one section from manuscript Royal 8.g.vii, copied by Petrus Alamire and presented to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. The original clefs were C1, C4, C4, F4.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ave, sanctissima Maria, mater Dei, regina celi,
porta paradisi, domina mundi, tu es virgo singularis,
tu concepisti Jhesum sine peccato, tu peperisti
creatorem et salvatorem mundi in quo non dubito.
Ora Jhesum dilectum filium tuum, et libera nos ab omnibus malis.