Optimam partem (Francesco Corteccia)

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  • (Posted 2013-07-14)  CPDL #29624:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2013-07-14).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Optimam partem
Composer: Francesco Corteccia

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetCommunion for Assumption (pre-Trent), now assigned to OT 16C

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: compiled 1561

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Optimam partem Elegit sibi Maria,
quae non auferetur ab ea in aeternum.

English.png English translation

Mary has chosen for herself the best part
which shall never be taken from her. (Luke 10:42)

Original text and translations may be found at Optimam partem elegit.