Pulchra es o Maria virgo (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-23)   CPDL #46452:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-09-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1579 Gardano edition. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values. Alto parts are in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Pulchra es o Maria virgo
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Liber primus motettorum, no. 25


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Pulchra es o Maria virgo, suavis et decora,
terribilis ut castrorum acies ordinata,
oculi tui divini sicut columbae super rivos aquarum,
quae velut lac sunt mundae.
Ora pro nobis Dominum.