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Sample Pagesfor upper voices (SSA) & piano or organ
Text: Latin (Unknown, 13th-Century)

Duration: 03 mins 51 secs

Boosey & Hawkes Singers
James Davey, conductor
(p) and © Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd

Text heard on Sample:

Virgo virginum præclara,
Mihi jam non sis amara,
Fac me parvum rapere.

Fac, ut portem pulchrum fortem,
Qui nascendo vicit mortem,
Volens vitam tradere.

Fac me tecum satiari,
Nato tuo inebriari,
Stans inter tripudia.

Unknown author, 13th-Century

Virgin of all virgins highest,
Prayer to thee thou ne’er denyest,
Let me bear thy sweet Child too.

Let me bear Him in my bosom,
Lord of life, and never lose Him,
Since His birth doth death subdue.

Let me show forth how immense is
The effect on all my senses
Of an union so divine.

trans Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817–82)

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