Ecce Maria genuit (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-18)  CPDL #65826:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2021-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 460 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: New Josquin Edition, vol. 21, ed. Willem Elders et al., 2007. This is the last in a series of five related motets beginning with O admirabile commercium. Notation here is at the original pitch with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and editorial accidentals are by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 5 Sep 2021

General Information

Title: Ecce Maria genuit
Composer: Josquin des Prez
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1521 in Motetti libro primo (Antico), no. 8
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ecce María génuit nóbis salvatórem,
quem Johánnes vídens exclamávit, dícens:
Ecce ágnus Déi,
écce qui tóllit peccáta múndi.
Allelúya.

English.png English translation

Behold, Mary bore for us a savior;
John, seeing him, cried aloud, saying:
"Behold the lamb of God,
behold who takes away the sins of the world!"
Alleluia.