Sancta et immaculata (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-09)  CPDL #35340:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-05-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Magnum opus musicum, 1604.

General Information

Title: Sancta et immaculata
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Liber mottetarum 3 vocum, no. 9
  2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no.  

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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.

English.png English translation

Holy and immaculate virginity,
with what praises I shall extol you, I know not:
For, him whom the heavens could not contain
you have borne in your womb.