Beata Dei genitrix Maria (Francisco Guerrero)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-17)  CPDL #70452:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2022-08-17).   Score information: A4, 25 pages, 276 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition, Scores and parts. Original note-values and key but modern cleffing. Text-underlay follows the source but repeated sections of text indicated by ij in the source are written out. Ficta added and indicated in the normal way by printing above staff.
  • (Posted 2004-11-30)  CPDL #08585:  Network.png
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2004-11-30).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: 2 part motet, individual parts available as midi files. Also available as Postscript file.

General Information

Title: Beata Dei Genitrix Maria
Composer: Francisco Guerrero

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Motecta festorum (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 11
    2nd published: 1589 in Mottecta liber secundus, no. 28

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Beata Dei genitrix Maria,
Virgo perpetua, templum Domini,
sacrarium spiritus sancti,
sola sine exemplo
placuisti Domino Jesu Christo:
ora pro populo,
interveni pro clero,
intercede pro devoto femineo sexu.
Alleluia, alleluia.

English.png English translation

O blessed Mary mother of God,
perpetual virgin, temple of our Lord,
the sacred place of the holy Ghost:
thou alone without example,
didst please our Lord Jesus Christ:
pray for the people,
be a mean for the clergy,
make intercession for the devout feminine sex.