Pour la Vierge (Felix namque), H. 360 (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

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  • (Posted 2010-05-25)  CPDL #21654:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-05-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile.

General Information

Title: Pour la Vierge (Felix namque)
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TB
Genre: SacredHymn for the nativity of the BVM

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1691

External websites:

Original text and translations

The first half corresponds to the Offertory text.

Latin.png Latin text

Felix namque es sacra Virgo Maria,
et omni laude dignissima,
ex te enim ortus est
sol iustitiae Christe Deus noster.
Ora pro populo interveni pro clero
sentiant omnes tuam levamen
quicunque celebrant
tuam sanctam commemorationem.

Original text and translations may be found at Felix namque es.