Salve Sancte Pater (Costanzo Porta)

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  • (Posted 2019-06-30)  CPDL #54651:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-06-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 241 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Salve Sancte Pater
Composer: Costanzo Porta

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for St. Francis of Assisi (4 Oct.)

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1580 in Liber quinquaginta duorum motectorum, no. 27

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salve Sancte Pater,
Patriae lux,
Forma minorum:
Virtutis speculum,
recti via,
Regula morum;
Carnis ab exilio
Duc nos ad regna polorum.

English.png English translation

Hail, Holy Father,
light of our homeland,
model of your minors,
Mirror of virtue,
right way,
rule of conduct;
from this exile in which our flesh holds us,
lead us to the kingdom of heaven.

Liturgical use: Magnificat Antiphon for Second Vespers of the Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi.