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Recordare virgo Mater (Josquin)


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

Transposition: at original pitch.

Difficulty: hard

Length: 04:30 mins.

Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras © 2019.

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Text and translation

Offertory and prosa, Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Recordare, virgo Mater, in conspectu Dei ut loquaris pro nobis bonum,
et ut avertat indignationem suam ab hac familia.
Tu propicia Mater eximia,
Pelle vicia, Fer remedia,
Reis in via, Dans in patria
Vite gaudia. Pro quibus dulcia
Tu preconia, Laudes cum gloria
Suscipe, pia virgo Maria.

Remember, O virgin Mother, in the sight of God, to speak good things for us,
and to turn away his indignation [Trope:] from this household.
Well-disposed one, excellent mother,
drive away vices, bring remedies
to sinners on their journey, giving them in their home
the joys of life. In return receive
sweet tributes, praises with glory,
merciful Virgin Mary.