M059 Hodie nobis de virgine

Standardised text incipit: 
Hodie nobis de virgine
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Loyset" (I-Mfd 1); "Loyset" (I-Mfd 1, index; as part of C17)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 171v-172r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
37
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gfgagaba
dfffdfed
gabcdcbc
gdgfbfgf
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Modern editions: 
CMM 15.2; AMMM 13, 45-47
Discography: 

Loyset Compère: Mass, Motets, Songs, Orlando Consort, Metronome 1002

Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Hodie nobis de virgine
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Christmas
Full text: 

Hodie nobis de virgine Christus nasci dignatus est. 

Hic praesens testatur dies 
Currens per anni circulum
Quod solus a sede patris 
Mundi salus advenerit.

Christus natus est nobis, venite adoremus. 

Parvulus filius hodie natus est nobis et vocabitur deus fortis et vocabitur nomen eius Emanuel.

Venite gentes et adorate dominum quia per ipsum omnia facta sunt.

English translation: 

Today for us Christ deigned to be born of a Virgin.

This present day bears witness, running through the cycle of the year, that the world’s salvation has come alone from the seat of the Father.

Christ is born for us: come let us adore him.

A little boy is born for us today and he will be called strong God and by the name Emmanuel.

Come, people, and adore the Lord, for through him everything was made.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Hodie ... est ≈ Responsory for Christmas, Cantus ID 006858
Hodie nobis caelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est ut hominem perditum ad regna caelestia revocaret gaudet exercitus angelorum quia salus aeterna humano generi apparuit.

Hic ... advenerit = from the Christmas hymn 'Christe redemptor omnium', Cantus ID 008277, st. 4
advenerit] adveneris

Christus ... adoremus = Invitatory for Christmas, Cantus ID 001055

Parvulus ... Emanuel ≈ Antiphon for Lauds on Christmas, Cantus ID 004221
Parvulus filius hodie natus est nobis et vocabitur deus fortis alleluia alleluia.

and the Advent or Annunciation antiphon, Cantus ID 005485
Vocabitur nomen eius Emmanuel quod interpretatur nobiscum deus.

Venite ... sunt ≈ Responsory for Matins on Christmas, Cantus ID 006444
Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis venite gentes et adorate dominum quia hodie apparuit lux magna in terris.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
171v-172r
Hodie nobis de virgine
ID: M059
Loyset, Loyset (index)
Compère, Loyset
loco introitus C17 Hodie nobis de virgine
T059 Hodie nobis de virgine