O beate Christi confessor (attrib. d’Este)
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Source: Musica motteta materna lingua vocata quinque vocum (Venice: Gardano, 1543; RISM 1543/2)
Transposition: up octave from original print.
Length: 03:43 mins.
Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras, Deborah Roberts, Sally Dunkley © 2017.
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Text and translation
Vespers, Magnificat antiphon: St Roch (Quintus: Gradual text)
O beate confessor Roche quam magna apud Deum sunt merita tua quibus nos credimus ab omnibus malis [Altus/Tenor: ab omni malo] posse liberari; concede nobis famulis tuis ut tuis sanctis praecibus ad gloriam perveniamus.
Quintus: O beate Christi confessor Roche quam magna apud Deum sunt merita tua quibus credimus nos morbo epydemie posse liberari; et aeris temperiem concede.
O blessed confessor of Christ, Roch, how great before God are your merits, which we believe will deliver us from all evils [Altus/Tenor: from all evil]. Grant us, your servants, that by your holy prayers we will come to glory.
Quintus: O blessed confessor of Christ, Roch, how great before God are your merits, which we believe will deliver us from the plague, and grant us moderation of the air.