O Maria, clausus hortus (Gaspar van Weerbeke)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-11-08)   CPDL #51740:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2018-11-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 402 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Gaspar van Werbeke: Messe e mottetti, ed. Giampiero Tintori, Archivium musices metropolitanum mediolanense, vol. 11, Librone II, Milan, 1963. Time values here are half the original. Translation, text underlay, editorial accidentals and emendations by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 25 Dec 1998

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Title: O Maria, clausus hortus
Composer: Gaspar van Weerbeke
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O María, cláusus hórtus,
naufragántis múndi pórtus,
pláca nóbis qui te fécit,
mátrem síbi quam elégit.
Audi, vírgo glorífica,
post fílium spes única,
clémens et imperiósa:
nóstra déle maculósa,
accépta nóstra cántica,
impétra púlchra caélica.
Ave, décus virgíneum,
áve, júbar aethéreum:
ádsit praésens solémnitas,
nóbis pérpes jucúnditas:
túa námque venerátio
súmmis est gratulátio.

English.png English translation

O Mary, cloistered garden,
haven for a sinking world,
reconcile us with him who made you,
whom he chose to be his mother.
Hear, glorious virgin,
the only hope after the son,
gentle and mighty:
wipe out our blemishes,
receive our songs,
bring about heavenly beauties.
Hail, maidenly grace,
hail, celestial radiance,
let there be celebration,
eternal delight for us:
for surely reverence for you
is wishing joy for all.