Quid petis, O fili? (Richard Pygott)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-05)   CPDL #44372:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2017-05-05).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 384 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the "King Henry VIII Manuscript" in original note values and at the original pitch. A critical commentary is included
  • CPDL #06867:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2004-03-30).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 372 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Quid petis, O fili?
Composer: Richard Pygott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin and English.png English text

Quid petis, o fili?
Mater dulcissima ba ba.
O pater, o fili
Mihi plausus oscula da da.

The mother, full mannerly
and meekly as a maid,
looking on her little son,
so laughing in lap laid
so prettily, so pertly,
so passingly well apay’d
full softly and full soberly
unto her sweet son she said:

Quid petis, o fili?
Mater dulcissima ba ba.

I mean this by Mary,
our maker’s mother of might,
full lovely looking on our Lord
the lantern of light.
Thus saying to our saviour:
this saw I in my sight,
this reason that I read you now,
I read it full right.

Quid petis, o fili?
Mater dulcissima ba ba.

Musing on her manners
So nigh marr’d was my main
Save it pleased me so passingly
That past was my pain;
Yet softly to her sweet son
Methought I heard her sain:
Now gracious God and good sweet babe
Yet once this game again.

Quid petis, o fili?
Mater dulcissima ba ba.
O pater, o fili
Mihi plausus oscula da da.