- (Posted 2014-11-01) CPDL #33255:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2014-11-01). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 53 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Congratulamini videte omnes
Composer: Alessandro Striggio
Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: AATTBB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1610
Description: Contrafact of Striggio's secular "Non rumor di tamburi", arranged by Simone Molinaro and published in Venice, 1610.
Original text and translations
Congratulamini videte omnes.
Cum essem parvula placui Altissimo,
et Christum genui qui nos redemit.
Ideo me beatam mortales dicent,
quia ancillam humilem respexit,
intacta es puerpera Maria:
nam ex te ortus sol lucis aeterne
qui et illuminat omnes in terra.
All behold and rejoice.
When I was small I pleased the Most High,
and bore Christ, who will redeem us.
Since he has regarded his lowly handmaiden,
Therefore mankind call me blessed:
"Mary, virgin and childbearing,
For out of you is the rising of light eternal,
which sheds light on all on earth".