Ave rosa sine spinis (Ludwig Senfl)

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Editor: Sabine Cassola (added 2004-03-12).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 292 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Ave rosa sine spinis
Composer: Ludwig Senfl

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
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Original text and translations

The capitalisation highlights how this text tropes the Ave Maria.

Latin.png Latin text


AVE rosa sine spinis,
Te quam Pater in divinis
Majestate sublimavit,
Et ab omni vae servavit.
MARIA stella dicta maris,
Tu a Nato illustraris
Luce clara deitatis,
Qua praefulges cunctis datis.
GRATIA PLENA: te perfecit
Spiritus Sanctus dum te fecit
Vas divinae bonitatis
Et totius pietatis.
DOMINUS TECUM: miro pacto
Verbo in te carne facto
Opere trini conditoris:
o quam dulce vas amoris.
BENEDICTA IN MULIERIBUS:
Hoc testatur omnis tribus;
Coeli dicunt te beatam
Et super omnes exaltatam.
ET BENEDICTUS FRUCTUS VENTRIS TUI,
Quo nos semper dona frui
Per praegustum hic aeternum
Et post mortem in aeternum: Amen.


English.png English translation

by Mick Swithinbank

HAIL, rose without thorns,
You whom the heavenly Father
elevated in majesty
and preserved from all suffering.
MARY, known as the star of the sea,
Thanks to your Son, you shine forth
with a clear, godly light
which falls on all creatures.
The Holy Spirit made you FULL OF GRACE
when He transformed you
into a vessel of divine goodness
and boundless mercy.
THE LORD BE WITH YOU: the word became flesh
in you through a wondrous pact
by the action of the Creator who is three in one.
O, how sweet is the vessel of love.
BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN:
all peoples bear witness to this.
The heavens call you blessed
and high above all others.
AND BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB
through whom we ever enjoy gifts
as a foretaste here
and after death, eternally. Amen.