Post partum Virgo (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2002-11-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 112 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised April & Sept. 2006 (complete reconstruction from original printed source, correcting a number of errors. Also separated from the Gradual Speciosus forma (q.v.))

General Information

Title: Post partum Virgo
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Gradualia I (1605), vol.1 no.18

Description: Alleluia verse for Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin from Christmas to the Presentation and from Pentecost to Advent

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Post partum Virgo inviolata permansisti: Dei genitrix, intercede pro nobis, alleluia.

English.png English translation

After childbirth thou didst still remain an inviolate virgin: O Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.