Sancta et immaculata virginitas (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-13)   CPDL #47362:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-11-13).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 154 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1577 Scotto edition. Original pitch (high chiavette) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Sancta et immaculata virginitas
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motettorum liber secundus 5-8vv (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina), no. 22

Description: Two-part motet.
1. Sancta et immaculata virginitas
2. Benedicta tu in mulieribus.
Tenor (Tenor I) and Quintus (Altus II) sing a canon in the fourth with a separation of two breves in both parts.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sancta et immaculata virginitas,
quibus te laudibus efferam nescio,
quia quem coeli capere non poterant,
tuo gremio contulisti.

Benedicta tu in mulieribus
et benedictus fructus ventris tui,
quia quem coeli capere non poterant,
tuo gremio contulisti.