Salve, sancta parens (Robert Hugill)

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  • CPDL #32817:   
Editor: Robert Hugill (submitted 2014-08-30).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 144 kB   Copyright: CC BY ND
Edition notes: Original composition by Robert Hugill

General Information

Title: Salve, sancta parens
Composer: Robert Hugill
Source of text: Psalm 45 (Latin Vulgate Psalm 44)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet : Introit for Christmas, January 1st: Mary, Mother of God

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2003

Description: A setting of verses from Psalm 44 which form the Introit for January 1st, Mary, mother of God.

The motet is set for four part unaccompanied choir (SATB) and is part of Robert Hugill's sequence of motets Tempus per Annum setting the Latin introits for all the Sundays in the church's year and for major feasts.


External websites: http://www.hugill.demon.co.uk

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salve, sancta parens, enixa puerperal Regem;
qui caelum, terramque regit, regit in saecula saeculorum.
Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum:
dico ego opera mea Regi.

English.png English translation

Hail, Holy Mother, thou who didst bring forth the King who rules heaven and earth for ever and ever.
My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King.