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    Volume II of the complete works of Chiara Magdalena Cozzolani contains all the works in her 1642 publication Concerti Sacri. The double CD set includes texts and English translations, liner notes by Robert Kendrick and album artwork by Nika Korniyenko.

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Magnificat
Warren Stewart, artistic director

Catherine Webster, soprano
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano
Ruth Escher, soprano
Andrea Fullington, soprano
Meg Bragle, alto
Karen Clark, alto
Jennifer Lane, alto
Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto
Suzanne Jubenville, alto
Elizabeth Anker, alto
Linda Liebschutz, alto

John Dornenburg, violone
David Tayler, theorbo
Hanneke van Proosdij, organ
Warren Stewart, conductor

Recognized during her lifetime as one of the finest composers in Italy, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani spent her entire adult life within the four walls of the musically famous convent of Santa Radegonda in Milan. Contemporary accounts describe the huge crowds that filled the exterior church of the convent to hear the angelic voices of nuns singing Cozzolani's passionate and ecstatic music.

The Concerti sacri of 1642 are inscribed to the single most important patron of singers in northern Italy, Prince Matthias de’ Medici, who seems to have heard Cozzolani’s pieces in winter 1641 while on a stay in the city. While this is the only dedication of sacred music to Matthias, he was a generous patron of singers and composers associated with early Venetian opera and established a troupe in Siena in 1646. In the absence of music theatre in Milan until after mid-century, the prince could well have visited the institutions best known for singing - the convents.

The wide variety of topics in the collection point to no single specific occasion for the performance of its contents, other than Matthias's putative visit. The motets represent the most modern style of Lombard vocal writing of the the 1630s and 40s, while the setting of the mass ordinary displays some of the most elaborate imaitative writing found in her music.

Beginning in 2000, Magnificat and Musica Omnia embarked on a project to record the complete surviving works of this remarkable and neglected composer. Magnificat's initial releases reflected the ensemble's commitment to the performance of sacred music within the liturgical context for which it was originally composed. On the triple CD set Vespro della Beata Vergine released in 2001, Magnificat integrated four of Cozzolani's psalm settings, one of her settings of the Magnificat, and six of her motets into the liturgy for Second Vespers for the Feast of Annunciation. On their second CD Messa Paschale released in 2002, Magnificat placed Cozzolani's setting of the Mass and five motets within a liturgy for the Mass for Easter Day. On each CD, Cozzolani's extraordinary music is heard in the context of the chants, prayers and readings proper to the respective feast, as intended by the composer.

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released 02 April 2013
Peter Watchorn, producer
Joel Gordon, engineering & mastering
David Corcoran, assistant engineer
Nika Korniyenko, cover artwork

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Track Name: O quam bonum, o quam iocundum
Text & English Translation

O quam bonum, O quam iocundum, quam suave, quam delectabile habitare in corde tuo, O bone Iesu.

Venite, omnes animæ sanctæ, intrate per regiam portam, intrate per latus Salvatoris, ad gaudia cœlestia. Venite, intrate, venite ad consolationem angelorum, venite, intrate, et videte quam benignus sit Dominus diligentibus se. O fideles, O populi Dei, ingredemini cum lætitia, quia hæc porta Domini; iusti tantum intrabunt in eam, et ibi pascua læta inveniunt. Ibi gustabunt dulcedinis Paradisi.

O quam bonum, O quam iocundum, quam suave, quam delectabile habitare in corde tuo, O bone Iesu.

Aspice, respice, Domine, populum iustum; fac illum intrare in corde tuo. Dicat semper populus iste tuus: Hic habitabimus, quoniam elegimus illum. Alleluia.

O how good, O how joyous, how sweet, how delightful it is to live in Your heart, O good Jesus.

Come, all you holy souls, enter by the royal gate, enter through the Saviour’s side, to heavenly joys. Come, enter; come to the angels’ consolation, come, enter, and see how good the Lord is to those who seek Him. O you faithful, O people of God, enter with joy, for this gate is the Lord’s, and only the just will enter it; there they will find joyous pasture, there they will taste of Paradise’s sweetness.

O how good, O how joyous, how sweet, how delightful it is to live in Your heart, O good Jesus.

Lord, look upon this people; make them enter Your heart; let this Your people always say: “Here we shall dwell, for we have chosen Him.” Alleluia.
Track Name: Ecce annuntio vobis
Text & English Translation

Ecce annuntio vobis gaudium magnum; quia natus est nobis hodie Salvator mundi, qui est Christus.

Ecce natus est nobis hodie angelus consilii, ecce natus est nobis hodie pater futuri sæculi, ecce natus est nobis hodie princeps pacis, qui est Christus. Alleluia.

Audite, quia facta est multitudo cælestis exercitus laudantium et dicentium gloriam parvulo, qui est Christus.

Videte, quia pastores currunt venerari natum de virgine, qui est Christus.

Venite ergo, venite gentes, adoremus infantem pannis involutum et positum in præsepio, adoremus infantem, qui est Christus.

Venite gentes mecum, properate, et vestris suspiriis calefacite membra tenella pueri, qui est Christus. Alleluia.


Behold, I announce to you a great joy; for to us is born today the Savior of the world, who is Christ.

Behold, born to us today is the angel of counsel, behold, born to us today is the father of the world to come, behold, born to us today is the Prince of Peace, Who is Christ. Alleluia.

Listen, for there was a multitude of the heavenly host, praising and saying, “Glory to the infant, who is Christ.”
See how the shepherds run to adore the virgin’s child, who is Christ.

So come, you peoples, let us adore the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in the manger, let us adore the infant who is Christ.

So come, you peoples, with me, hurry; and with your breath warm the delicate limbs of the baby boy, who is Christ.
Track Name: Concinant Linguae
Text & English Translation

Concinant linguæ verbum bonum, verbum melleum, verbum lacteum; iubilent corda, stillent labia dulcedinem amoris divini, et gaudio cuncta exiliant tanto irradiata Mariæ plaendore.

Frondeant arbores, floreant lilia, rubeant rosæ, germinant campi, rideant prata. Surgat Auster, perflent venti, flumina plaudant, resonent valles cantibus avium.

Vos principes cæli, pompa solemni ducite choreas, agite triumphum, dum nos in terris modulantes ter canimus himnum.

Te laudamus, te benedicimus, te adoramus, virgo fæconda, intacta sponsa, casta puerpera; gaudia matris habens, O Maria, cum virginitatis honore.

Te laudamus, O Maria, te benedicimus, O Maria, te adoramus, O Maria.


Let tongues soound a good word, a honeyed word, a milky word; let hearts rejoice, let lips drip the sweetness of divine love, and, filled with joy, let them be gladdened because of Mary’s radiant splendor.

Let trees put forth leaves, let lilies flowers, let roses grow red, let the fields bud, let the meadows laugh. Let the South Wind arise, let the winds blow, let the rivers rejoice, let the valleys resound with the songs of birds.

You princes of heaven, lead your choirs in a solemn procession, celebrate a triumph, while we musicians on earth sing a hymn:

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, fertile virgin, untouched spouse, chaste child-bearer. You have the joys of a mother, O Mary, with the honor of virginity.

We praise you, O Mary, we bless you, O Mary, we adore you, O Mary.
Track Name: O Maria, tu dulcis
Text & English Translation

O Maria, tu dulcis, tu pia, tu Clemens, tu dulcis, tu pia, tu mater Dei, O Maria.

Tu vera infirmorum salus, tu vera peccatorum refugium, O Maria, tu vera afflictorum consolatrix, O Maria, tu vera spes omnium fidelium, O Maria.

O Maria, tu sponsa, tu virgo, tu mater, tu Spiritus Sancti sacrarium, O Maria, O advocata nostra, respice in nos oculis misericordiæ tuæ, O clementissima regina, respice in nos in hac lachrymarum valle gementes et flentes, respice in nos qui suspiramus ad te clamantes, clamamus ad te suspirantes.

O Maria, tu via, tu stella, tu lumen, tu stella, tu via, tu mater Dei, O Maria.


O Mary, sweet and good, you who are merciful, sweet, good, the mother of God, O Mary.

You true health of the sick, you true refuge of sinners, O Mary, you who truly consoles the afflicted, O Mary, you true hope of all the faithful, O Mary.

O Mary, you spouse, you virgin, you mother, you temple of the Holy Spirit, O Mary, O our advocate; look to us with your eyes of mercy, O most kindly queen, look to us in this vale of tears, us who are weeping and mourning, look to us who sigh crying to you, who cry sighing to you.

O Mary, you path, you star, you light, you star, you path, you mother of God, O Mary.
Track Name: Surgamus omnes
Text & Translation

Surgamus omnes, cantemus et laudemus Deum nostrum in solemnitate sanctæ Mariæ virginis, de cuius festivitate iubilet terra nostra, lætatur cœlum, Paradisus exultat, et nos unanimes cum devotione gaudemus. Laudemus ergo Deum nostrum in solemnitate Beatæ Mariæ Virginis.

O mundi splendor, O cœli decus, O Maria peccatorum advocata. Te corde et cantu, te ore ac votes hodie honoramus, cuius memoria terra nostra triumphat.

Nos igitur in tuo honore hodie congregatos adiuva, et recinente tuba per mare tranquilla, per terras benigna, sit gloriosa tui memoria; et omnes qui in te sperant tibi laudes ac triumphos decantent.


Let us all arise, let us sing and praise our God on this feast-day of the holy Virgin Mary, on whose festival our land is jubilant; heaven rejoices, Paradise exults, and we with one soul rejoice with devotion. Let us then praise our God on this feast-day of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

O splendor of the world, O glory of heaven, O Mary, you advocate for sinners, with our heart and song, with our tongue and vows today we honor you, you in whose commemoration our land triumphs.

So aid us who are gathered together today in your honor, and with a sounding trumpet, let your recollection be glorious, tranquil at sea, kindly on land; and let all who hope in you sing praises and triumphs to you.
Track Name: Bone Jesu, fons amoris
Text & English Translation

Bone Iesu, fons amoris, Iesu, vita cordium, bone Iesu, purioris animæ solatium; nos æternæ fac bonitati, nos divinæ fac voluntati in hoc mundo subici.

O beata mellitudo, Iesu cor amantium, increata pulchritudo, dulcis esca mentium, da dulcidine beatorum, da pulchritudine archangelorum sempiternum perfrui.

Et ad supernæ regna sortis, ad theatra fortium, felicissimæ cohortis fac habere premium; ut cantemus, ut jubilemus, ut te laudemus in æternum.

Good Jesus, the source of love, Jesus, the life of our hearts, good Jesus, solace of the most pure soul; make us in this world subject to eternal goodness, and to the divine will.

O blessed sweetness, Jesus, the heart of lovers, uncreated beauty, sweet food of our minds, give us the sweetness of the blessed, give us the beauty of the archangels to enjoy forever.

And, in the realms of celestial destiny, amid the display of the strong, make us gain the prize of that most happy host, so that we may sing and rejoice, that we may praise you in eternity.
Track Name: Colligite pueri flores
Text and English Translation

Colligite pueri, flores; floribus sternite terram. Inducite, pueri, cantus; iuvenes, psallite citharis, pulsate, virgines, cimbala digitis. O quam læta dies,
O quam festiva et plena gaudiis, in qua recolitur panis ille suavissimus, de cælo præstitus solis esurientibus bonis.


Epulemur in hac mensa novi regis, impinquamur in hoc pane novæ legis, et inebriamur a torrente voluptatis, O carissimi.

Ibi sit nostra dilectio, ibi nostra refectio, ibi mansio nostra, ubi multitudo dulcedinis cum tanta deliciarum affluentia.

Iocundemur, delectemur, celebremus, et parili concentu hilari cantemus: “O quam læta dies, O quam festiva, O quantis plena gaudiis.”

Salve panis angelorum,
Factus cibus viatorum,
Panis vere, panis care,
Ave mundi salutare.

O quam dulce te laudare,
Laudes tuas decantare,
Panis vere, panis care,
Vere mundi salutare.
Ave, salve.

Servants of the Lord, collect flowers, strew the ground with flowers. Strike up your song, you servants; young people, sing psalms to the citharas; virgins, strike the lyres with your fingers. O what a happy day, O how festive and full of joy, on which that sweetest bread lent from heaven is gathered for only the virtuous hungry.

Let us be sated at this table of the new king, let us be driven to this bread of the new law, and let us get drunk from this torrent of joy, O dearest ones.

Let there be our pleasure, there our refreshment, there our resting place, where there is a multitude of delight with such abundance of delicious things.

Let us rejoice, enjoy, celebrate, and in shared harmony joyfully sing together: “O what a happy and festive day, full of so many joys.”

Hail, bread of the angels,
Made the food for travelers,
True bread, dear bread,
Hail, Salvation of the world.

O how sweet it is to praise You,
To sing Your praise,
True bread, dear bread,
True salvation of the world.
Hail, hail.
Track Name: O dulcis Jesu
Text & English Translation

O dulcis Iesu, tu es fons pietatis, tu es fons bonitatis, fonsque amoris, et apud te est fons vitæ, O dulcis Iesu.

Bibat ergo in te solo anima mea, ad te solum confugiat, ad te die nocteque clamet, quia in te solo vera est quies, vera dulcedo, veraque pax et vita.

Præbe mihi, amantissime Iesu, tuum dulcissimum lumen; infunde, suavissime Domine, infunde in animam meam amabilissime tuæ lucis scintillam, ut sic illustrata irradiataque valeat te videre, te amare, amando te frui, fruendo te possidere, cum sanctis tuis in æternum. O dulcis Iesu.


O sweet Jesus, You are the source of devotion, You are the source of goodness, and the source of love, and in You is the source of life, O sweet Jesus.

So let my soul drink only from You, let it seek refuge only in You, let it cry to You day and night; for in You alone is true rest, true sweetness, and true peace and life.

Most beloved Jesus, grant me your sweetest light; lovingly infuse, most pleasant Lord, infuse the ray of Your light into my soul, so that, thus illuminated and radiant, it may be worthy to see You, to love You, to enjoy You in love, to possess You in enjoyment with your saints forever. O sweet Jesus.
Track Name: Ave mater dilectissima
Text & English Translation

Ave mater dilectissima, ave mater pietatis, iam cessa mærere, iam cessa dolere. Post flagra, post crucem devicta morte, ecce quam amas factus immortalis; iam cessa mærere, iam cessa dolere.

Salve, unigenite dilecte mi, fili mi, in auribus meis! Iam læta vivam, iam læta moriar, quia te video triumphantem. Valete, lachymæ, venite, gaudia; quia quem diligit anima mea apparuit mihi. Valete, lachrymæ, venite, gaudia.

Te salutant et venerantur sanctorum patrum animæ quas mecum vides, mater, virgo, et sponsa, Maria. Lætantur tecum et gaudent et mecum dicunt: “Cara mater, iam cessa mærere, iam cessa dolere.”

O amanda societas, O felix cætus, O nobilis corona, avete; congaudio vobis, congratulor mihi de triumpho unigeniti.

Dicamus omnes: “Valete, lachrymæ, venite, gaudia.”
Alleluia.


[Risen Christ]
Hail, most beloved mother, hail, mother of devotion, now cease to mourn, now cease to grieve. After the whips and the cross, death has been overcome, behold Him Whom you love made immortal. Now cease to mourn, cease to grieve.

[Mary]
Hail, my only-born, my beloved, my Son, hail. O how sweet, how soft is Your voice, my Son, in my ears! Now I shall live happy, now I shall die happy, for I see You in triumph. Farewell, tears; come, joys, for He Whom my soul sought has appeared to me. Farewell, tears; come, joys.

[Risen Christ]
The souls of the holy fathers whom you see with me, greet and honor you, mother, virgin, and wife, Mary. They are glad and rejoice with you, and say with me: “Dear mother, now cease to mourn, cease to grieve.”

[Mary]
O loving consort, O happy assembly; O noble circle, hail; I rejoice with you, and call myself happy for the triumph of my only-born Son.

[a 2]
Let us all say: “Farewell, tears; come, joys.”
Alleluia.
Track Name: Regina caeli
Text & English Translation

Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia, quia quem merusisti portare, alleluia, resurrexit sicut dixit. Ora pro nobis, O regina cæli, Deum, alleluia.

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia, for He Whom you were worthy to bear, alleluia, has risen as He said. Pray to God for us, O queen of heaven, alleluia.
Track Name: Salve, o Regina
Text & English Translation

Salve, O regina, mater misericordiæ: vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus, exules, filii Hevæ. Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lachrymarum valle. Eia ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exilium ostende. O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Hail, O queen, mother of mercy; our life, sweetness, and hope, hail. To you we cry, the exiled children of Eve. To you we sigh, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. So, our advocate, turn your merciful eyes to us. And show us Jesus, the blessed fruit of your womb, after this our exile, O merciful, O good, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Track Name: O mi Domine
Text & English Translation

O mi domine, O mi Angele, O mi fidissime custos, ecce ego, Anima, Dei imagine insignita, decorata similitudine, lumine ipsius signata, ut essem bona et iusta, munda et sancta, ac immaculata; nunc deformata peccato, instabilis in bono, undique vaga, semper profuga, similis folio quod a vento movetur et circumfertur.

Differo de die in diem converti ad Dominum meum; quamdiu ergo ponam in me consilia, et obdormiam in morte? Rueso, mi domine, spiritus superne, da consilium, da robur, fer auxilium.

O Anima, ad altissimo Deo mihi credita, intellige dignitatem tuam, attende tuam excellentiam, divinam in te agnosce imaginem, repara pulchritudinem tuam. Age viriliter, indue arma fortitudinis, abiice opera mortis; surge, solve vincula peccati, et misericordia miserentis Dei obviabit tibi.

Equidem, amabillisime Angele, sed circumdederunt me iniquitates, comprehenderunt me mala, et facta sum mihimetipsi gravis, ne audeam levare oculos ad cælum.

Audi, carissima, licet sis onerata vitiis, captiva peccatis, at tamen erige te in spem veniæ. Clama ad Dominum, plora, confitere, ingemisce, suspiria emitte, lachrymas effunde.

Heu me paccatrix, O lachrymæ, ubi estis? Fluite super faciem mean, currite præcipites, me astigate maxillas, date mihi planctum amarum. Peccavi, Domine sancte, culpas confiteor, Domine fortis. Parce malis, ignosce criminibus, magne et immortalis.

Felix Anima, beata Anima, illa quæ flectit Deum ad miserationem; nunquam deest misricordia, ubi adest pœnitentia.

Iam audio, splendissime Angele, vocem Dei mei pulsantis et dicentis: “Aperi, amica, mihi; deliciæ meæ esse cum filiis hominum.” Iam sentio ad amorem provocari et trahi. O magna caritas, mira benignitatis, O incomprehensa bonitas, fac ut amore tuo langueam et toto corde ardeam, teque semper diligam; in te sit mea delectatio, meique amoris consumatio.

Postquam, O dilecta, induisti devotam confessionem, induit te Dominus decorum maximum. Post lachrymas, post suspiria, ad laudes ergo lætentur ora tacentia. Mecum benedic Domino et verba cantus et exultationis misceamus:

Non est sanctus, non est magnus, et qui faciat admiranda nimis ut est laudabilis Deus noster. Ipsum laudare semper gratum, in ipso sperare semper bonum, in ipso iocundari semper dulcissimum, semper frui suavissimum. Ipse est vita cordis, mentis suavitas, refectio animæ; ipse amor semper amans, semper amabilis, cuncta felicitans. Qui non amat accedat, festinet, et currat, amorem eius poscat, quærat, et inardescat.

Sit laus Patri immensæ gloriæ, sit gloria Filio immensi numinis, Numini Spiranti sit immensus honor, unitrinoque Domino sit laus sine modo, sit gloria sine termino, sit honor in omni sæculo.

[Soul]
O my Lord, O my Angel, O most faithful guardian; behold me, the Soul, singled out in the image of God, adorned with His likeness, marked with His light, that I might be good and just, healthy, holy, and immaculate; now I am deformed by sin, inconstant in goodness, always and everywhere fickle and fleeing, like a leaf tossed and turned by the wind.

From day to day I delay being turned back to my Lord. How long will I bear pain, and then sleep the sleep of death? I beg, my lord, heavenly spirit, give your counsel, grant strength, bring help.

[Angel]
O soul, entrusted to me by the most high God, perceive your own dignity, hearken to your excellence, know the divine image in yourself, recover your beauty. Act courageously, take on the arms of fortitude, abandon the works of death, arise, cast off the chains of sin, and the mercy of the pitiful God will receive you.

[Soul]
Yes, sweetest Angel, but my iniquities have surrounded me, evil has overcome me, and I have become a burden unto myself; nor do I dare raise my eyes to heaven.

[Angel]
Listen, dearest one, you may be burdened by vices, captive by sins, but arouse yourself in the hope of grace. Call to the Lord, weep continuously, groan, mourn, release your sighs, let flow your tears.

[Soul]
Woe to me, the sinner; O tears, where are you? Flow down my face; fall quickly, stain my cheeks, give me a bitter lament. I have sinned, holy Lord, and I confess my great faults, mighty Lord; spare my evil, forgive my crimes, you great and immortal One.

[Angel]
Happy is that soul, blessed is that soul which implores God for pity; never is mercy lacking where penance is present.

[Soul]
Most radiant Angel, now I hear my Lord’s voice knocking and saying to me: “Open to me, my beloved, for my delights are with the children of men.” Now I feel myself moved and given over to love. O great charity, wonderful kindness, O unmeasured goodness, make me melt for your love and burn with my whole heart, that I may always seek you, that my joy and the fulfillment of my love be always in you.

[Angel]
O beloved, when you clothed yourself in devout confession, the Lord adorned you with the greatest beauty. After tears, after sighs, let silent lips be loosened in praise. Bless the Lord with me, and let us join our words of song and exultation:

[Tutti]
There is none as holy and great, and who works marvels, like our praiseworthy God. To praise Him is always pleasing; to hope in Him is always good, to rejoice in and enjoy Him always most sweet. He is the life of the heart, the sweetness of the mind, the refreshment of the soul; He is Love always loving, always lovable, gladdening all. Whoever does not love, let them approach, hurry, and hasten; let them cherish, seek, and inflame His love.

Praise be to the Father of boundless glory; glory be to the Son of boundless divinity; the divine Spirit be boundless honor, to the one and triune Lord let there be praise without measure, let there be glory without end, let there be honor in al eternity.
Track Name: Alma redemptoris Mater
Text and English Translation

Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli
Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,
Surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,
Natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

Mother of Christ, hear thou thy people's cry
Star of the deep and Portal of the sky!
Mother of Him who thee made from nothing made.
Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid:
Oh, by what joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.
Track Name: Obstupescite gentes
Text & English Translation

Obstupescite, gentes, auribus percipite, omnes populi. Quis loquetur potentias Domini, auditas faciet omnes laudes eius? Quis pastor oves proprio pascit cruore? O prætiosum et admirandum convivium salutiferum et omni suavitate repletum. Quid hoc convivio prætiosius, in quo Christus Dei filius sumiter? Quid hoc sacramento mirabilius, in quo deliciæ Paradisi nobis parantur? Quid hoc cibo suavius, per quod dulcedo spiritualis in suo fonte gustatur?

Lauda ergo Sion salvatorem,
Lauda ducem et pastorem
In himnis ac canticis,
Quia maior omni laude,
Nec laudare sufficis.

Be amazed, you nations; listen with your ears, all you peoples. Who can tell the Lord’s powers, who can make all of His praises heard? Which shepherd feeds his sheep with his own blood? O precious and wondrous, life-giving banquet filled with all sweetness. What is more precious than this banquet in which Christ, the Son of God, is contained? What is more wondrous than this sacrament, in which the delights of Paradise are given to us? What is sweeter than this food, in which spiritual sweetness is enjoyed in its source?

So Zion, praise your Savior,
Praise your Lord and shepherd
With hymns and canticles,
For He is greater than all praise,
Nor can you praise Him enough.
Track Name: O gloriosa Domina
Test & English Translation

O gloriosa domina, excelsa super sidera.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum,
benedicta tu in mulieribus.

O gloriosa domina, excelsa super sidera.

Ne timeas Maria, invenisti gratiam apud Dominum;
ecce concipies et paries filium.

O gloriosa domina, excelsa super sidera.

Dabit ei Dominus sedem David patris eius,
et regnabit in æternum.

O gloriosa domina, excelsa super sidera.

O glorious lady, exalted over the stars.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you,
blessed are you among women.

O glorious lady, exalted over the stars.

Do not fear, Mary, for you have found favor with the Lord; behold, you shall conceive and bear a son.

O glorious lady, exalted over the stars.

The Lord will give Him the throne of David his ancestor, and He shall reign for all eternity.

O glorious lady, exalted over the stars.
Track Name: O quam suavis est Domine
Text & English Translation

O quam suavis est, Domine, spiritus tuus, qui ut dulcedinem tuam in filios demonstrares, pane suavissimo de cælo præstito, esurientes reples bonis, fastitiosos divites dimittens inanes.

Venite, omnes populi esurientes et sitientes, venite, gustate, bibite, comedite, et inebriamini, carissimi.

Venite, qui laboratis et onerati estis, et ille reficiet vos, et confortabit vos.

Quare appenditis argentum non in panibus, et laborem vestrum non in saturitate?

Venite, reficite vos et ambulabitis in fortitudine cibi istius, et non deficietis in via.


O panis angelorum,
O esca viatorum,
O fons deliciarum,
Ad te confugio.
Tu me pasce,
Tu me recrea,
Tu me conforta,
Tu me pasce, me tuere,
Tu me bona fac videre
In terra viventium.

O esca, O sapor, O vita, O esca, O sapor, O suavitas infinita. O esca gentium, O sapor mentium, O vita amantium, quam dulcis es et quam amabilis. Venite et admiramini, et cantate:

Panis angelicus fit cibus hominum,
Dat panis cælicus figuris terminum.
O res mirabilis! manducat Dominum
Pauper servus et humilis.

O res mirabilis, O res mirabilis! Gaudete et cantate et collaudate eum in æternum.

O Lord, how sweet is Your spirit, who, so as to show Your goodness to Your children in this sweetest bread lent from heaven, fills the empty with good things, sending the haughty away empty.

Come all you hungry and thirsty people, come, taste, drink, eat, and let us become drunk, O dearest ones.

Come, you who labor and are burdened, and He will refresh and comfort you.

Why do you spend your riches for that which is not bread, and you labor for that which does not satisfy?

Come, refresh yourselves and you will walk in the strength of this food, and you will not lack on your journey.

O bread of the angels,
O food of travelers,
O source of delights,
To you I flee.
You feed me,
You restore me,
You comfort me,
You feed me and support me;
You make me see good things
In the land of the living.

O food, O taste, O life, O food, O taste, O infinite sweetness. O food of the peoples, O delicacy of minds, O life of lovers, how sweet and lovable you are. Come and adore, and sing:

The angelic bread becomes the food of humans,
This heavenly bread puts an end to figures.
O wonderful thing! A lowly and humble
Pauper eats the Lord.

O wonderful, lovable thing! Rejoice and sing and praise Him in eternity.
Track Name: Ave Regina Caelorum
Text & Translation

Ave Regina cælorum, ave domina angelorum; salve radix, salve porta, ex qua mundo lux est orta. Gaude virgo gloriosa, super omnes speciosa. Vale, O valde decora, et pro nobis Christum exora.

Hail, Queen of heavens, hail, lord of angels; hail, you root, you door through which light arose for the world. Rejoice, glorious virgin, lovely above all others. Farewell, O most beautiful, and implore Christ for us.
Track Name: Psallite superi
Test & English Translation

Psallite, superi; plaudite, cœlites; canite, angeli; iubilate.

Quæ est ista, quæ ascendit quasi aurora consurgens?

Maria est, quæ noctem peccati depulit, gratiæ diem protulit, iustitiæ solem peperit.

Psallite, superi; plaudite, cœlites; canite, angeli; iubilate.

Quæ est ista, quæ ascendit pulchra ut luna?

Maria est, humore fecunda cœlitium gratiarum, ut soli Deo placeat; Spiritu Sancto superimpleta, ut terra gratias influat, ut miseris mortalibus depluat.

Psallite, superi; plaudite, cœlites; canite, angeli; iubilate.

Quæ est ista, electa ut sol?

Maria est, sola peccati nescia, ignara noctis tartari, virtutem luce fulgida, vitæ cœlestis radiis coronata.

Psallite, superi; plaudite, cœlites; canite, angeli; iubilate.

Quæ est ista, terribilis ut castrorum acies ordinata?

Maria est, singularis inimica diaboli; Maria virguncula, tenellula, placidula, metuenda; diabolo invisa, terribilis, formidabilis; expugnatrix, triumphatrix Maria diaboli.

Quæ est ista?

Maria est.

Psallite, superi; plaudite, cœlites; canite, angeli; iubilate.


Sing, you above; rejoice, you heavenly ones; sing you angels, rejoice.

Who is this woman, who ascends like the rising dawn?

It is Mary, who took away the night of sin and gave the day of grace; she has given birth to the sun of justice.

Sing, you above; rejoice, you heavenly ones; sing you angels, rejoice.

Who is this woman who ascends, fair like the moon?

It is Mary, filled with the dew of heavenly grace, that she alone might please God; brimming over with the Holy Spirit, that she might bring grace to the earth, that she might succour miserable mortals.

Sing, you above; rejoice, you heavenly ones; sing you angels, rejoice.

Who is this woman, chosen like the sun?

It is Mary, alone free from sin, ignorant of Hell’s night, full of the light of virtue, crowned with the rays of heavenly life.

Sing, you above; rejoice, you heavenly ones; sing you angels, rejoice.

Who is this woman, frightful like a deployed battle-line of military encampments?

It is Mary, the matchless enemy of the devil, Mary the young girl, the tender and pleasing one, the venerable one; hated by the devil, frightful, imposing; the expiator, the conqueror, Mary, the one who triumphed over the devil.

Who is this woman?

It is Mary.

Sing, you above; rejoice, you heavenly ones; sing you angels, rejoice.
Track Name: Regna terrae, cantate Deo
Text & English Translation

Regna terræ, cantate Deo, psallite Domino.

Psallite Deo, qui ascendit super cælum cæli
ad orientem.

Regna terræ, cantate Deo, psallite Domino.

Cantate Deo, ecce dabit vocem suam virtutis.

Date gloriam Deo, super Israel magnificentia eius
et virtus eius in nubibus.

Cantate Deo, psallite Domino.

Mirabilis Deus in sanctis suis, Deus Israel. Ipse
dabit virtutem et fortitudinem plebis suæ;
benedictus Deus.

Regna terræ, cantate Deo, psallite Domino.


You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God, sing psalms
to the Lord.

Sing psalms to God, who has ascended over the
heavens in the east.

You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God, sing psalms
to the Lord.

Sing to God, for He will give you His voice,
the voice of strength.

Give glory to God, for his splendor is over Israel
and his strength in the clouds.

Sing to God, sing psalms to the Lord.

The Lord is wonderful in His holy places, the God of
Israel. He shall give power and fortitude to His
people; blessed be the Lord.

You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God, sing psalms
to the Lord.
Track Name: Quid miseri, quid faciamus?
Test & English Translation

Quid miseri, quid faciamus in hac vita, privati vultu tuo, suavissima virgo, clementissima Maria?

Invocabitis unigenitum Dei Filium, quem ego genui, quem semper adoro, qui potens fecit, fecit mihi magna, et ipse erit vobiscum in tribulatione, ipse vos exaudiet, ipse vos eripet et glorificabit; clamate ad eum.

Invocabimus unigenitum Dei Filium, quem tu genuisti, quem semper adoras, qui potens fecit, fecit tibi magna. O stella maris fulgida, tu vero exalta es super choros angelorum, ne nois derelinquas.

Intercedam ego semper pro vobis in clis, quos mala tanta prmunt in terries; ne dubitetis, filii, ne timeatis dilecti, succurram vobis, resovebo vos, orabo pro vobis.

O nos felices, quibus tu sucurris, O nos felices, quos tu resoves, O nos felices, pro quibus tu oras.

Alleluia. Salve virgo sancta, salve virgo pulchra, virgo pia, virgo Clemens, virgo dulcis, salve. Alleluia.

[The Faithful]
What, what shall we miserable ones do in this life, deprived of your gaze, sweetest virgin, most clement Mary?

[Mary]
You shall invoke the only-born Son of God, Whom I bore, Whom I always adore, the powerful one Who has done great things for me, and He will be with you in your trial, He will hear you, He will save you and glorify you; cry to Him.

[The Faithful]
We will invoke the only-born Son of God, Whom you bore, Whom you always dore, the powerful one Who has done great things for you. O shining star of the sea, You truly are exalted above the angelic choirs, do not abandon us.

[Mary]
I will always intercede in heaven for you, who are oppressed on earth by so many evils; do not doubt, my children, nor fear, my beloved; I will help you, I will succor you, I will pray for you.

[The Faithful]
O happy we whom you help, O happy we whom you aid, O happy we for whom you pray.

[Chorus]
Alleluia. Hail, holy virgin, hail, lovely virgin, good virgin, merciful virgin, sweet virgin, hail. Alleluia.
Track Name: Messa a 4: Kyrie
Text & English Translation

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Track Name: Messa a 4: Gloria
Text & English Translation

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
et in terra pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis.
Laudamus te, benedicimus te,
adoramus te, glorificamus te,
gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam:
Domine Deus, rex cœlestis,
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe;
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris:

Qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis;
qui tollis peccata mundi,
suscipe deprecationem nostram;
qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,
miserere nobis.
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dominus,
tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe,
cum Sancto Spiritu: in gloria Dei Patris.
Amen.


Glory to God in the highest,
and on earthy peace to men of good will.
We praise You, we bless You,
we adore You, we glorify You,
we give thanks to You for Your great glory.:
O Lord God, King of heaven,
God the Father Almighty.
O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father:

You, who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
You, who take away the sins of the world,
hear our prayer;
You, who sit at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For You alone are holy, You alone are the Lord,
You alone are high above all: Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.
Track Name: Messa a 4: Credo
Text & English Translation

Credo in unum Deum
Patrem omnipotentem, factorem cœli et terræ, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum,
Filium Dei unigenitum,
et ex Patre natum ante omnia sæcula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero,
genitum, non factum, consubstatialem
Patri;
per quem omnia facta sunt.
Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram
salutem descendit de cœlis.

Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto
ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est.

Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato;
passus et sepultus est.
Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas.
Et ascendit in cœlum, sedet ad dexteram Patris.
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria,
judicare vivos et mortuos,
cuius regni non erit finis.

Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem:
qui ex Patre Filioque procedit.
Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur
et conglorificatur.
Qui locutus est per Prophetas.
Et in unum, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.

Confiteor unum baptisma
in remissionem peccatorum.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum,
et vitam venturi sæculi.
Amen.


I believe in one God
The Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only begotten Son of God.
Born of the Father before all ages.
God of God, Light of Light,
true God of true God.
Begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made.
Who for us and for our salvation
came down from heaven.

And was incarnate by the Holy Spirit
of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

He was crucified for us: suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried.
And rose on the third day, in fulfillment of Scripture.
And ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.
And he will come again in glory,
To judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, Lord and giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father.
Who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified.
Who has spoken by the prophets.
And in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

I confess one baptism
for the remission of sins.
And I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.
Track Name: Messa a 4: Sanctus
Text & English Translation

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Track Name: Messa a 4: Agnus Dei
Text and English Translations

Angus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Angus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Angus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona nobis pacem.


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.