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Mater Patris et filia

Composer
Antoine Brumel
Arranger
Lyricist
anon.
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
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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