Christi virgo dilectissima (John Sheppard)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-25)  CPDL #42040:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2016-11-25).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 321 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Baldwin Partbooks. transposed up a tone for SATTBarB to compensate for the low clefs. Note values halved. A critical commentary is included.

General Information

Title: Christi virgo dilectissima
Composer: John Sheppard

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBarB
Genre: SacredResponsory

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 95

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Christi Virgo dilectissima,
virtutum operatrix:
opem fer miseris.
Subveni, Domina,
clamantibus ad te iugiter.

Quoniam peccatorum
mole premimur:
et non est qui adjuvet.

Gloria Patri et Filio:
et Spiritui Sancto.

English.png English translation

Virgin most beloved of Christ,
worker of all virtues,
bring aid to the wretched.
Be our perpetual succour,
Lady, when we cry to you.

For we are burdened
with the weight of our sins
and there is none to help us.
Be our perpetual succour,
Lady, when we cry to you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost.
Be our perpetual succor…