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Alma redemptoris mater (Josquin)

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Description

Source: Motetti de la corona, liber tertio (Venice: Petrucci, 1519)

Transposition: up minor sixth from original print.

Difficulty: medium

Length: 04:50 mins.

Editors/copyright: Deborah Roberts, Laurie Stras © 2003/2017.

Perusal score: Watermarked. Please click here.

Listen:
Celestial Sirens live, Brighton Early Music Festival, October 2015.

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Text and translation

Antiphon, Compline, 1st Sunday of Advent to Feast of the Presentation

Alma redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli
Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,
Surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,
Natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

Loving mother of the Redeemer,
gate of heaven, star of the sea,
assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,
Yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners.

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