O virgo benedicta (Andreas de Silva)

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  • (Posted 2023-08-08)  CPDL #74789:     
Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2023-08-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved, original pitch retained.

General Information

Title: O virgo benedicta
Composer: Andreas de Silva
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAA
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Motteti del Fiore primus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 11

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Virgo, O virgo benedicta,
super omnes feminas,
quae angelos vincis puritate,
quae omnes sanctos superas pietate.

O Maria,
tu candoris et decoris forma,
tui in terris non est equalis
nec in caelis ianua.