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Paranymphus salutat virginem (Compère)


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Source: Biffoli-Sostegni manuscript, Brussels, Bibliothèque du Conservatoire Royal, MS 27766

Transposition: up octave from original.

Difficulty: moderate

Length: 02:56 mins.

Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras © 2019.

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Text and translation

Sequence, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Paranymphus salutat
Virginem intemeratam:
Dominus tecum,
inter mulieres benedicta,
ave, inquit gratia plena humilis Maria.
Ecce Virgo decora,
virginitate servata,
tu paries Filium, intacta Maria.

The friend of the bridegroom
greets the undefiled Virgin:
The Lord is with you,
blessed are you amongst women,
Hail, he says, full of grace, humble Mary.
Behold the graceful Virgin,
the virgin maidservant,
You will bring forth a son, chaste Mary.