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Ecce virgo concipiet

Lo, a Virgin Will Be with Child

Cristóbal de Morales

Editor: Mike McFerron

Translator: Ronald Krisman

Tr. and Ed. © 2013 GIA.

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Item #: G-7318     Status: Available

Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Reduction

Text Source: Isaiah 7:14; 9:6–7

Series: Ars Antiqua

Difficulty Level: E/M


A classic example of a Renaissance motet, your choir will enjoy the harmonic interplay of the voices. Some very effective text painting is present, especially at “God Almighty.” Prepare this piece to highlight the first reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year A; then use the piece again as part of your Christmas choral offerings.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Advent 4 A, Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English; Latin

Format: Octavo