Cum processit factura (Hildegard von Bingen)

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  • (Posted 2023-04-10)  CPDL #73423:   
Editor: Allison Mondel (submitted 2023-04-10).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Riesencodex f.467 recto.

General Information

Title: Cum processit factura
Composer: Hildegard von Bingen
Lyricist: Hildegard von Bingen
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: unison
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Antiphon to the Virgin

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Cum processit factura
digiti Dei,
ad imaginem Dei
in ortu mixti sanguinis
per peregrinationem
casus Ade,
elementa susceperunt gaudia in te,
o laudabilis Maria,
celo rutilante
et in laudibus sonante.

English.png English translation

When the issue of God’s fingers
went forth
in God’s likeness
in a birth of commingled blood
through the wanderings
of Adam’s fall,
the elements took delight in you,
o praiseworthy Mary,
with the sky trilling and resounding
with your praise.

Translation by Hugh McElroy