Post partum Virgo (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2002-11-11)  CPDL #11569:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-11-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 116 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Nov 08.

General Information

Title: Post partum Virgo
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 18

Description: Alleluia verse for Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin from Christmas to the Purification and from Pentecost to Advent

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Post partum Virgo inviolata permansisti: Dei genitrix, intercede pro nobis, alleluia.

English.png English translation

After childbirth thou didst still remain an inviolate virgin: O Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.