M082 Virgo verbum concepit

Standardised text incipit: 
Virgo verbum concepit
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 165v-166r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
46
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gabcdbag
defgfdef
gbcdcbcd
gfegfedd
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: 
GASSER 2001, 577-580
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Virgo verbum concepit
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts (Nativity; Annunciation) (AR)
Full text: 

Virgo verbum concepit, virgo permansit, virgo genuit regem omnium regum, virgo post partum quem genuit adoravit.

English translation: 

A virgin received the Word, she remained a virgin, as a virgin she gave birth to the king of all kings, a virgin after birth, she adored the one she gave birth to.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

No direct correspondence in a standard ref work could be found.

Related texts in other sources: 

Ambrosian sources:

psallenda in 2nd vespers for the Nativity of the BVM, see I-Md 2D-4-11, f. 84v;

psallenda for matins in Commune Sanctae Matronae, see I-Md 2D-4-11, f. 95r;

psallenda for the feast of Annunciation, see PM 6, 38

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet