The Marian Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria Part 14: Ne Timeas Maria

Madonna with the Child (Luis de Morales circa 1520-1586) 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

LatinEnglish Translation
Ne timeas, Maria;
invenisti enim gratiam
apud Dominum:
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

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