Felix es, sacra Virgo Maria (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-01-02)  CPDL #04447:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-01-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised 10/08.

General Information

Title: Felix es, sacra Virgo Maria
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 9
Description: Alleluia for Mass of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Felix es, sacra Virgo Maria, et omni laude dignissima: quia ex te ortus est Sol Justitiae, alleluia.

English.png English translation

Thou art happy, holy Virgin Mary, and worthy of all praise, for out of thee has risen the Sun of Justice, alleluia.

German.png German translation

Glücklich bist du, heilige Jungfrau Maria, und allen Lobes überaus würdig: denn aus dir ging hervor die Sonne der Gerechtigkeit, Halleluja.