M079 Beata et venerabilis virgo : Caeli terraeque maris

Standardised text incipit: 
Beata et venerabilis virgo : Caeli terraeque maris
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 162v-163r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
75
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G / G
Music incipit: 
..gfefga
.dcbabcd
gfefgagf
..gefdca
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 564-569
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Beata et venerabilis virgo : Caeli terraeque maris
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
St. Stephen (AR)
Full text: 

Beata et venerabilis virgo, quae sine tactu pudoris mater inventa es salvatoris. Iacebat in praesepio et fulgebat in caelo.

Caeli terraeque maris inferni creator, auctor perpetuus, dominus immensae maiestatis iacebat in praesepio et fulgebat in celo.

English translation: 

Blessed and venerable virgin, who without change in chastity, were found (to be) the mother of the Savior. He lay in the crib and shone in heaven.

The maker of heaven, earth, see and the nether world, the perpetual founder, the God of immense majesty lay in the crib and shone in heaven.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Beata ... salvatoris. Iacebat in praesepio et fulgebat in caelo = Responsory for the Octave of the Nativity of Christ, Cantus ID 006167

Caeli ... iacebat: see CRIT

 

Related texts in other sources: 

Ambrosian responsory for the feast day of St. Stephensung at matins, see PM 6, 75-76
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Music incipit (MEI):