Victoria first published Ne timeas, Maria in 1572, and reprinted several times. It’s an antiphon for the Second Vespers of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s a beautiful piece of music that’s long been a favourite of mine and which bears very different interpretations. One of these is a ‘chamber version’ sung by counter-tenor David Sagstume of the Capella de Ministrers, that over the years I’ve come to love. Enjoy :-).
Ne Timeas Maria – David Sagstume
Text and Translation: Ne Timeas Maria
|Ne timeas, Maria; |
invenisti enim gratiam
ecce concipies in utero,
et paries filium,
et vocabitur Altissimi Filius.
|Fear not, Mary, |
for thou hast found favour
with the Lord;
and behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb
and bring forth a son;
and he shall be called the Son of the Most High.
Score: Tomás Luis de Victoria – Ne Timeas Maria
The score is available from Nancho Alvarez’s site here: partituras de Tomas Luis de Victoria
and from CPDL here: Ne timeas Maria (Tomás Luis de Victoria) – ChoralWiki