Celeste beneficium (Jean Mouton)

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Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2014-12-02).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Celeste beneficium
Composer: Jean Mouton
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory for St. Anne (July 26)

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript c.1513-25 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 2
First published: 1514 in Motetti de la corona, Volume 1, no. 22
Description: Published at: Choirbook, GB-Lbl Royal 8 G. VII

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Celeste beneficium introivit in Annam,
per quam nobis nata est Maria virgo.
O beata Deo grata,
Mater matris nati patris.
Anna nos cum filia,
Christo reconcilia.
(St. Ann, Matins Responsory)

English.png English translation

A heavenly privilege entered into Ann,
through whom the Virgin Mary was born to us.
O blessed one favored by God,
Mother of the Mother of Him born of the Father.
O Ann, together with thy daughter,
Reconcile us with Christ.
Translation by St Ann choir