Exaltata est

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Responsorium breve for the feast of the Assumption.

There are also the antiphons Exaltata est gloriosa for Christ the King and Exaltata est Virgo Maria… et in capite ejus for the Oct. 1 Feast of the Rosary.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Exaltata est sancta Dei genitrix,
super choros angelorum ad caelestia regna.

Continuation of Guerrero's motet:
Maria virgo caelos ascendit:
Gaudete, quia cum Christo regnat in aeternum.

English.png English translation

The holy mother of God has gone up
to the heavenly kingdom, above the choirs of angels:

The virgin Mary ascends to heaven.
Rejoice, for she reigns with Christ in all eternity.

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