O beata infantia (Anonymous)

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  • CPDL #23981:    (MIDI) (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2011-07-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 182 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MIDI and MusicXML files are zipped.

General Information

Title: O beata infantia
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript post 1445 in the Trent codices 89

Description: A Christmas antiphon transcribed from the Trent manuscript tr89. The time signatures, notes' values, accidentals and colourings are as in the manuscript. The perfect notes and rests are dotted and a tie is used for a note whose value cannot be exactly represented. The coloured notes are in “proportio sesquialtera” (3 vs. 2). The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves - the right downstemmed note are longæ – the. The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O beata infantia
per quam nostri generis
reparata est vita

O gratissimi delectabilesque vagitus
per quos æternos
ploratus evasimus

O felices panni
quibus peccatorum
sordes extersimus

O præsepe splendidum
in quo non solum jacuit
foenum animalium
sed cibus inventus est angelorum