M062 Genuit puerpera regem

Standardised text incipit: 
Genuit puerpera regem
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Loyset" (I-Mfd 1, index; as part of C17)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 174v-175r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
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: 
AMMM 13, 55-59; CMM 15.2; MCE 1.4

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

Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Genuit puerpera regem
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Full text: 

Genuit puerpera regem quem laudant angeli throni et dominationes.

Christe, redemptor omnium, 
Ex patre patris unice, 
Solus ante principium 
Natus ineffabiliter.

Tu lumen, tu splendor patris, 
Tu spes perennis omnium,
Intende quas fundunt preces 
Tui per orbem famuli.

English translation: 

The pregnant woman bore the King, whom Angels, Thrones and Dominations praise.

Christ the redeemer of all, only son from and of the Father, the only born ineffably before the beginning.

You light, you splendour of the Father, you eternal hope of all: receive the prayers offered by your servants throughout the globe.


Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Genuit ... regem = antiphon at Lauds for Christmas, Cantus ID 002938
Genuit puerpera regem cui nomen aeternum et gaudium matris habens cum virginitate pudoris nec primam similem visa est nec habere sequentem alleluia.

quem ... dominationes ≈ the only known source for this exact string of text is a Mass preface included for instance in Grimald of St. Gall (9th cent.), Praefationes antiquae (Patrologia Latina 121, 0921C-D, see Corpus corporum: repositorium operum Latinorum apud universitatem Turicensem)
Aeterne Deus. Per Christum Dominum nostrum [...] praesta per eumdem sanctum et gloriosum et adorandum Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum Filium tuum, quem laudant angeli, throni et dominationes. Cum quibus, etc.

Christe ... famuli = Christmas hymn Christe redemptor omnium, Cantus ID 008277, st. 1-2

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
Genuit puerpera regem
ID: M062
Loyset (index; as part of C17)
Compère, Loyset
loco offertorii C17 Hodie nobis de virgine
T062 Genuit puerpera regem