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Mater Patris et filia

Antoine Brumel
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

This celebrated piece was included in Petrucci's first motet print of 1501 and served Josquin as model for his parody mass. The text is missing in Petrucci but can be reconstructed from a manuscript in the University Library of Munich.

O Mother and daughter of the Father, the joy of women, rarest star of the sea, hear our sighing, O Queen of the heavenly court, mother of mercy, in this vale of misery. O Mary, for your Son's sake heal us. O gentle Jesu, Son of God, hear our prayers, and through our petition grant us salvation.

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