Completi sunt dies Mariae (Sixt Dietrich)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-20)  CPDL #43657:           
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-03-20).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 524 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is a one source edition, score and parts, from Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae (1568). The canon between tenor and second alto is resolwed and a second alto part is also printed. Rehearsal midis can be obtained by downloading and compiling the Lilypond source file.

General Information

Title: Completi sunt dies Mariae
Composer: Sixt Dietrich

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SAATB or ATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Concentus octo, sex, quinque et quatuor vocum (Sigmund Salminger), no. 11
    2nd published: 1568 in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae (Clemens Stephani), no. 8
Description: The Tenor and the second Alto parts are a two in one Canon where the folower (Alto II) starts a fifth higher and two measures later. Antiphon for the third psalm at First Vespers of Christmas.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Completi sunt dies Mariae ut pareret Filium suum primogenitum.

English.png English translation

The days of Mary were accomplished that she should bring forth her first-born Son.