O intemerata (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • (Posted 2019-10-19)   CPDL #55673:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-10-19).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 252 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original pitch (for SATB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the only surviving source as listed below.

General Information

Title: O intemerata et in aeternum benedicta (2.p. O Virgo gloriosa)
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt
Source of text: Marian devotional prayers from the Book of Hours

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for Marian Feast Days

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Motettorum, Book 14, no. 9


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O intemeráta et in aetérnum benedícta,
   singuláris atque incomparábilis
   Virgo Dei Génetrix María,
   gratíssimum Dei templum,
   Spíritus Sancti sacrárium:
ora pro nobis Deum.

O Virgo gloriósa,
   Mater Dei pietáte pleníssima,
   summi regis fília,
   Mater gloriosíssima:
pro nobis Deum implóra.

English.png English translation

O unspotted and forever blessed,
   unique and incomparable
   Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
   most graceful temple of God,
   sanctuary of the Holy Spirit:
pray for us to God.

O glorious Virgin,
   Mother of God most full of piety,
   daughter of the Most High King,
   Mother most glorious:
implore God for us.