Beatae Mariae Magdalenae (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-19)  CPDL #60618:         
Editor: Hans Sodaar (submitted 2020-09-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: addition of common accidentals. Transposed up a tone from original key.
  • (Posted 2017-08-23)  CPDL #46056: 
Original key (chiavi naturali):        
Transposed up a tone:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-08-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1579 Gardano edition. Original note-values.

General Information

Title: Beatae Mariae Magdalenae
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet for Mary Magdalene

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Liber primus motettorum, no. 11

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Beatae Mariae Magdalenae,
quaesumus Domine,
suffragiis adjuvemur,
cujus precibus exoratus
quatriduanum fratrem
vivum ab inferis resuscitasti.

English.png English translation

By the blessed Mary Magdalene
we beseech the Lord
to aid our petitions,
whose prayers prevailed
to restore her brother to life
after four days in hell.