Sancta Maria Virgo (Thomas Knyght)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-28)  CPDL #58883:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2020-05-28).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 367 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Gyffard Partbooks. Original note values retained. Transposed down a tone.

General Information

Title: Sancta Maria Virgo
Composer: Thomas Knyght

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSST
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1572 - c. 1578 in Gyffard Partbooks, no. 90
Description: A setting, perhaps composed c.1540, of a memorial observed at Salisbury Cathedral from 1395 until the Reformation. Knyght's composition comprises an antiphon, a versicle and response and a prayer.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sancta Maria Virgo, intercede pro toto mundo, quia genuisti regem orbis.
Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei genitrix.
Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
In omni tribulatione et angustia, succurat nobis, Virgo Maria.

English.png English translation

Holy Virgin Mary, intercede for all people, for you have given birth to the king of the world.
Pray for us, O holy mother of God:
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
In all our tribulation and anxiety, help us, O Virgin Mary.