Sancta et immaculata (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-17)  CPDL #50895:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-08-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.

General Information

Title: Sancta et immaculata
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1513–1525 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 14
Description: Very short Marian motet in one section from manuscript Royal 8.g.vii, copied by Petrus Alamire and presented to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. The original clefs were G2, C2 (changing to C3), C3, F3.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sancta et immaculata virginitas
quibus te laudibus referam nescio:
quia, quem celi capere non poterant
tuo gremio contulisti.