Alma Redemptoris Mater, a 5

Alma Redemptoris Mater, a 5

Sabato in Adventu Domini. Ad completorium [1572]
Cramer: 
PH019

Description

There is a printed version in the anthology Florilegium sacrarum cantionum quinque vocum pro diebus dominis & festis totius anni, e celeberrimis mostri temporis musicis, published in Antwerp por P. Phalese en 1609 (Cramer PA4 1609[=RISM 1609-1])

Text

ALma Redemptoris Mater
que peruia celi porta manens
et stella maris,
Succurre cadenti surgere qui curat populo.
 
TV que genuisti
natura mirante
tuum sanctum genitorem
virgo prius ac posterius
Gabrielis ab ore
sumens illud aue,
peccatorum miserere.
 

Translation

Loving Mother of the Redeemer,
gate of heaven, 
star of the sea,
assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment 
of nature you bore your Creator,
yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners.

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