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Verbum caro factum est a3 (Biffoli-Sostegni; Razzi)


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Source: Biffoli-Sostegni manuscript, Brussels, Bibliothèque du Conservatoire Royal, MS 27766; Serafino Razzi, Libro primo delle laudi spirituale (Venice: Rampazetto,1563). This score puts together three different settings (in four verses) of the same melody, all from mid-sixteenth-century Florence.

Transposition: at pitch.

Difficulty: moderate

Length: 03:57 mins.

Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras © 2021.

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Organ reduction.

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Text and translation

Verbum caro factum est de virgine Maria.
In hoc anni circulo vita datur saeculo:
nato nobis parvulo de virgine Maria.

O pastores currite gregem vestrum sinite
Deum vestrum colite cum Virgine Maria.

O Giesù dulcissime vita cibus animae
nobis dona requiem cum Virgine Maria.

Illi laus et gloria, Deus et victoria
qui manet in saecula cum Virgine Maria.

The Word was made flesh of the Virgin Mary.
In this year\’s circle life is given to the world,
to us a little child of the Virgin Mary.

O shepherds, let your flock run!
Worship your God with the Virgin Mary.

O Jesus, sweetest life, the food of the soul,
grant us rest with the Virgin Mary.

To him praise and glory, God and victory
who abides forever with the Virgin Mary.