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Felix namque<br>
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es sacra Virgo Maria<br>
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et omni laude dignissima,<br>
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quia ex te ortus<br>
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est sol justitiae,<br>
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Christus Deus noster.<br>
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For thou art happy,<br>
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O sacred Virgin Mary,<br>
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and most worthly of all praise,<br>
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since out of thee hath<br>
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arisen the sun of justice,<br>
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Christ our Lord.<br>
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Editor: David Fraser (added 2002-12-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 75 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised April 2006 (complete reconstruction from original printed source, correcting a number of errors).
In this editor's opinion, one of the most perfect of Byrd's short motets.

General Information

Title: Felix namque es
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Gradualia I (1605), no. 19

Description: Offertory for Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin from Christmas to Easter

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Original text and translations

Original text:

Latin.png Latin text

Felix namque
es sacra Virgo Maria
et omni laude dignissima,
quia ex te ortus
est sol justitiae,
Christus Deus noster.


Translation(s):

English.png English translation

For thou art happy,
O sacred Virgin Mary,
and most worthly of all praise,
since out of thee hath
arisen the sun of justice,
Christ our Lord.