The Parish Book of Motets

Motets by Title

Accendat in nobis — Lemme

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Accendat in nobis Dominus ignem sui amoris, et flammam aeterna caritatis. Amen. 

May the Lord enkindle in us the fire of his love, and the flame of everlasting charity. Amen.

from the offertory prayers of the Traditional Latin Mass

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Agnus Dei — Bernabei

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Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.  

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

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Agnus Dei — Morley

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Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.  

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

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Ave gratia plena — Verdonck

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Ave gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus. Benedicta tu inter mulieres, et benedictus fructus ventrus tui.

Hail full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

cf. Luke 1:28, 42

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Ave Maria — Handl (attr. Victoria)

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Ave gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus. Benedicta tu inter mulieres, et benedictus fructus ventrus tui.

Hail full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

cf. Luke 1:28, 42

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Ave Maria — Willaert

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Ave gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus. Benedicta tu inter mulieres, et benedictus fructus ventrus tui.

Hail full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

cf. Luke 1:28, 42

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Ave Maria … Virgo serena — Josquin

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Ave maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, virgo serena.

Ave cuius conception Solemni plena gaudio, Coelestia, terrestria, Nova replet laetitia.

Ave cuius nativitas, Nostra fuit solemnitas, Ut lucifer lux oriens Verum solem praeveniens.
Ave, pia humilitas, Sine viro foecunditas, Cuius annuntiatio Nostra fuit salvation.

Ave, vera virginitas, Immaculata castitas, Cuius purificatio Nostra fuit purgatio.
Ave praeclara omnibus, Angelicis virtutibus, Cuius fuit assumptio Nostra glorificatio.
O Mater Dei, Memento mei. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, serene virgin. Hail to you whose conception, full of sol- emn joy, fills the heavens and the earth with new rejoicing. Hail to you whose birth was our solemnity, as the morning star in the east comes before the true Sun. Hail, pious humility, fruitful without a man, whose annunciation was our salvation. Hail, true virginity, immaculate chastity, whose purification was our cleansing. Hail, eminent above all angelic virtues, whose assumption was our glorification. O Mother of God, remember me. Amen.

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Ave maris stella — Monteverdi

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Ave maris stella, Dei mater alma, Atque semper virgo, felix caeli porta. Sumens illus ave Gabrielis ore, Funda nos in pace, mutans Evae nomen. Solve vincla reis, profer lumen caecis: Mala nostra pella, bona cuncta posce. Monstra te esse matrem: sumat per te preces, Qui pro nobis natus, tulit esse tuus. Virgo singularis, inter omnes mitis, Nos culpis solutos, mites fac et castos. Vitam praesta puram, iter para tutum: Ut videntes Jesum, semper collaetemur. Sit laus Deo Patri, summo Christo decus, Spiritui Sancto, tribus honor unus. Amen.

Hail, star of the sea, kindly mother of God and ever Virgin, happy gate of heaven. Receiving that ‘Ave’ from the mouth of Gabriel, establish us in peace, changing the name of ‘Eva’ [Eve]. Loosen the chains of the guilty, bring light to the blind, dispel our evils, obtain for us all good things. Show yourself a mother: may he who, being born for us, was willing to be yours, receive our prayers through you. O singular Virgin, meek above all others, make us free from fault, meek and chaste. Bestow a pure life, prepare a safe path, that seeing Jesus we may rejoice for ever. Be praise to God the Father, glory to the Most High Christ and to the Holy Spirit, one honour to the Three.

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Ave verum corpus — Byrd

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Ave verum corpus natum ex Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro  homine, cujus latus perforatum vero fluxit et sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum mortis in examine.

O clemens, O pie, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae.

Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side flowed water and blood: be for us a foretaste in the trial of death. O sweet, O loving, O Jesus son of Mary.

– Pope Innocent VI
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Ave verum corpus — Elgar

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Ave verum corpus natum ex Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro  homine, cujus latus perforatum vero fluxit et sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum mortis in examine.

O clemens, O pie, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae.

Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side flowed water and blood: be for us a foretaste in the trial of death. O sweet, O loving, O Jesus son of Mary.

– Pope Innocent VI
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Ave verum corpus — Pearsall

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Ave verum corpus natum ex Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro  homine, cujus latus perforatum vero fluxit et sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum mortis in examine.

O clemens, O pie, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae.

Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side flowed water and blood: be for us a foretaste in the trial of death. O sweet, O loving, O Jesus son of Mary.

– Pope Innocent VI
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Ave verum corpus — Saint-Saëns

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Ave verum corpus natum ex Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro  homine, cujus latus perforatum vero fluxit et sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum mortis in examine.
O clemens, O pie, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae.

Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side flowed water and blood: be for us a foretaste in the trial of death. O sweet, O loving, O Jesus son of Mary.

Pope Innocent VI
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