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Quatre Motets

Word count: 174

Song Cycle by Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)

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1. O salutaris


O salutaris hostia, 
quae coeli pandis ostium, 
Bella premunt hostilia, 
Da robur fer auxilium, 
uni trinoque Domino
sit sempiterna Gloria
qui vitam sine termino,
Nobis donet in patria.


2. Tantum ergo


Pange, lingua, gloriosi
Corporis mysterium,
Sanguinisque pretiosi,
Quem in mundi pretium
Fructus ventris generosi,
Rex effudit gentium.

Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex intacta Virgine
Et in mundo conversatus,
Sparso verbi semine,
Sui moras incolatus
Miro clausit ordine.

In supremae nocte cenae
Recumbens cum fratribus,
Observata lege plene
Cibis in legalibus,
Cibum turbae duodenae
Se dat suis manibus

Verbum caro, panem verum
Verbo carnem efficit:
Fitque sanguis Christi merum,
Et si sensus deficit,
Ad firmandum cor sincerum
Sola fides sufficit.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. Amen.


3. Ave Maria


Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum. 
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, 
Et benedictus fructus [ventris]1 tui Jesus.
Sancta Maria, [Mater Dei]2,
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
[Ave Maria]3.


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See also Geert Cuypers's very informative Ave Maria Songs website.

1 omitted by Guarnieri, Nepomuceno, Villa-Lobos
2 not set by Gounod, Holst, Rossini.
3 Cherubini, Cserny, Guarnieri, Holst, Massenet, Mompou, Nepomuceno, Pejačević, Rheinberger, Rossini, Villa-Lobos: "Amen"; Jakobey: "Amen. Ave Maria."
Note: used as the basis for an acrostic in Marchetto da Padova's Ave Regina Celorum / Mater innocentie

4. Laudate Dominum

Note: this is a multi-text setting

1 [Alleluja.] Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes; laudate eum, omnes populi.
2 [Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia eius,
  et veritas Domini manet in aeternum.]1
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1 omitted by Schmitt.



Gloria Patri, et Filio, 
et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, 
et in saecula saeculorum. 
Amen.


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