M061 Hodie nobis Christus natus est

Standardised text incipit: 
Hodie nobis Christus natus est
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Loyset" (I-Mfd 1, index; as part of C17)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 173v-174r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
64
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.ggaagfe
.ccdefbc
..ggaagg
ggaagfde
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, 51-54
Discography: 

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

Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Hodie nobis Christus natus est
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Christmas
Full text: 

Hodie nobis Christus natus est et per totum mundum de caelo pax vera descendit. Hodie nobis salvator noster et caelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est ut hominem perditum ad caelestia dona revocaret. Hodie in terra canunt angeli. Hodie beata dei genitrix filium genuit salvatorem saeculi.

English translation: 

Today Christ was born for us, and through the whole world true peace came down from heaven. Today our saviour and king of heaven deigned to be born of a virgin for us, to call the lost man back to heavenly gifts. Today the angels sing on earth. Today the blessed Mother of God bore her son, the saviour of time.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Compare the following items, in which the segments corresponding to our text are underlined:

Magnificat antiphon at Second Vespers for Christmas, Cantus ID 003093
Hodie Christus natus est hodie salvator apparuit hodie in terra canunt angeli laetantur archangeli hodie exsultent justi dicentes gloria in excelsis deo alleluia.

Responsory at Matins for Christmas, Cantus ID 006859
Hodie nobis de caelo pax vera descendit hodie per totum mundum melliflui facti sunt caeli.

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.

Responsory at Matins for Christmas, Cantus ID 006162
Beata dei genetrix Maria cujus viscera intacta permanent hodie genuit salvatorem saeculi.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
173v-174r
Hodie nobis Christus natus est
ID: M061
Loyset (index; as part of C17)
Compère, Loyset
loco patrem C17 Hodie nobis de virgine
T061 Hodie nobis Christus natus est