Congratulamini mihi — Et beatam me dicent (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-22)  CPDL #61619:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-11-22).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 409 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a whole tone lower (for SAATB), otherwise identical to CPDL #55688 below.
  • (Posted 2019-10-21)  CPDL #55688:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-10-21).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 403 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for SAATB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the only surviving source, listed below. Revised edition uploaded 23 November 2020.

General Information

Title: Congratulamini mihi (2.p. Et beatam me dicent)
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory for the Octave of the Nativity

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1554 in Phalèse, Cantionum sacrarum liber 5 (Pierre de Manchicourt), no. 6
Description: Manchicourt composed two five-voice motets entitled Congratulamini mihi: his other setting, published in 1539, is a responsory for Eastertide that shares only the opening line of the text with this work.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Congratulámini mihi omnes qui dilígitis Dóminum,
quia cum essem párvula, plácui Altíssimo:
 Et de meis viscéribus génui Deum et hóminem.

Et beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes,
quia ancíllam húmilem respéxit Deus:
 Et de meis viscéribus ...

English.png English translation

Rejoice with me, all ye that love the Lord,
for when I was little, I pleased the Most High:
 And from my womb I brought forth God and man.

And all generations shall call me blessed,
for God has looked upon his lowly handmaiden:
 And from my womb ...

Original text and translations may be found at Congratulamini mihi.