Salve sponsa Dei (attrib. d’Este)
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Source: Musica motteta materna lingua vocata quinque vocum (Venice: Gardano, 1543; RISM 1543/2)
Transposition: Up fifth from original print.
Difficulty: moderately easy.
Length: 02:20 mins.
Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras, Deborah Roberts, Sally Dunkley © 2017.
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Text and translation
Vespers II, Magnificat antiphon: St Clare
Salve sponsa Dei,
virgo sacra planta minorum;
tu vas munditiae,
tu previa forma sororum.
Clara, tuis precibus
duc nos ad regna polorum.
Hail bride of God,
sacred virgin, sapling of the minorites;
you the cleansing vessel,
you the predecessor of the body of sisters.
Clare, with your prayers
lead us to the heavenly realm.