M054 Ave domine Iesu Christe vita dulcis

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave domine Iesu Christe vita dulcis
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
Attributed to Compère by FINSCHER 1964 as part of C16, on account of the cycle’s musical style and its being listed in I-Mfd 1, index between two cycles by Compère (C14a and C17).
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 165v-166r
Number of voices: 
5
Mensuration: 
Length: 
47
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c4c4c4f4
Final: 
F
Music incipit: 
........
ffagfacb
...abcdc
...fefec
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

A typical melodic formula commonly used for litanies is quoted in T1, T2, B and C in the passage "Sancte Augustine ... ora pro nobis"

1--k--k--k--l--j-----j--h--j--k--k---4

"Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis." (LU 836)

Modern editions: 
CMM 15.2; AMMM 13, 24-28
Literature: 
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave domine Iesu Christe vita dulcis
Liturgical/devotional association: 
the Blessed Sacrament
Christmastide
Full text: 

Ave domine Iesu Christe, vita dulcis et mitis, praemium nostrum, caritas summa, fons amoris, pax, dulcedo, requies nostra, vita perennis.

Verbum patris hodie
Processit de virgine
Virtutes angelicae
Cum canore iubilo:
Benedicamus domino.

Sancte Augustine ora pro nobis.

English translation: 

Hail Lord Jesus Christ, life sweet and gentle, our prize, highest love, source of love, peace, sweetness, our repose, everlasting life.

The Word of the Father came forth from a virgin today. The angelical virtues (say) singing melodiously: We praise the Lord.

Holy Augustine, pray for us.

 

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Ave domine ... perenniCIP 

Verbum ... domino = Benedicamus trope for Christmas and Christmastide (compare AH 20, No. 21, p. 226)

Sancte ... nobis = standard litanic invocation

Further notes: 

The first part of the text (Ave ... perennis) is the continuation of T051-053 (see T051 for details).

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
165v-166r
Ave domine Iesu Christe vita dulcis
ID: M054
-
[Compère, Loyset]
loco offertorii C16 Ave domine Iesu Christe
T054 Ave domine Iesu Christe vita dulcis