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Ockeghem Alma Redemptoris Mater Arranged for Cello Quartet

Arranged by Hans Erik Deckert


Title: Alma Redemptoris Mater (for Cello Quartet)
Composer: Johannes Ockeghem
Instrument: Violoncello
Edited By: Hans Erik Deckert
Instrumentation: Violoncello Ensemble
Pages: 4 for the score and 8 for the violoncello parts

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This almost 600-year-old piece of music is a striking testimony to Ockeghem’s wonderful polyphonic writing. Its origins are from a Gregorian chorale, which in itself was inspired by its musical surroundings. The chorale melody is played by the second cello as a cantus firmus. The basis for this motet is a prayer to Mary, the mother of Christ. The dialogue of the voices requires a highly transparent sound. In addition, the dynamics should be very subtle and always follow the increasing and decreasing level of intensity of the individual voices. 

-Hans Erik Deckert

Italian text:
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. 

English translation:
Loving Mother of the Redeemer, 
who opens the gate to heaven,
and star of the sea, 
help those who have fallen and wish to rise:
You who gave birth, 
in the wonderment of nature, 
to your own Creator:
Virgin before and after, 
Receiving from the angel Gabriel that joyful news 
have mercy on our sins.


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