Felix namque es (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2002-12-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised April & Sept. 2006 (complete reconstruction from original printed source, correcting a number of errors)

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, and Matins Responsory in the Common of Feasts of the Blessed Virgin

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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.


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.