Inviolata, integra, et casta es Maria – Kantorei of Kansas City

The KSCI Concert Chorale directed by guest clinician, Dr. Ryan Board of Pepperdine University. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, KC MO. Chant, transcribed by Dr. Board.

This eleventh century plainchant sequence for the Ladymass dealing with Mary’s immaculate person was particularly popular  with sixteenth century composers amongst them Josquin and Gombert. I’ve added the text and a translation to English below the video.  Enjoy :-).

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Video Source: Inviolata, integra, et casta es Maria – YouTube Published on 22 Jul 2014 by Kantorei of Kansas City

Text & translation: Inviolata, integra, et casta es Maria

Inviolata, integra, et casta es, Maria:
Quae es effecta fulgida caeli porta.
O mater alma Christi carissima:
suscipe pia laudum praeconia.
Nostra ut pura pectora sint et corpora:
quae nunc flagitant devota corda et ora.
Tua per precata dulcisona,
nobis concedas veniam per saecula.

O benigna, o Maria, o regina, quae sola inviolata permansisti.

Antiphon for the Blessed Virgin Mary

You are inviolate, whole and chaste, Mary:
You who are the shining gate of heaven.
Nourishing mother, most dear to Christ:
receive our faithful offerings of praise.
That our souls and bodies might be pure:
now devoted hearts and mouths make entreaty.
By your sweet-sounding prayers
may you grant to us mercy for all time.

Merciful Mary, queen, who alone remained inviolate.

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