M085 O admirabile commercium

Standardised text incipit: 
O admirabile commercium
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 168v-169r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
53
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c1c3c3c4
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
.gcbcde.
..gafegg
gcbcdedg
gefgefdc
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 590-593
Literature: 
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
O admirabile commercium
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
Annunciation of the BVM (AR)
Little Office of the BVM (RR; during Christmastide)
Full text: 

O admirabile commercium, creator generis humani, animatum corpus sumens de virgine nasci dignatus est et procedens homo sine semine largitus est nobis suam deitatem.

English translation: 

O admirable exchange: the creator of the humankind, taking on a living body deemed worthy to be born of a virgin, and, coming forth without seed as a man, gave us his deity.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Antiphon at Lauds for the Octave of Christmas (also used in the Little Office of the BVM during Christmastide), Cantus ID 003985

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 1, ff. 178v-179r, O admirabile commercium, (L. Compère) (= M066, T066)

I-Mfd [4], ff. 65v-66r, O admirabile commercium, (L. Compère) (= M101, T101)

Related texts in other sources: 

Psallenda for the feast of Annunciation, see PM 6, 45

Further notes: 

LU lists the antiphons whose texts are used in T085-T088 to be sung in consecutive order at 2nd vespers on the feast of Circumcision.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 3
168v-169r
O admirabile commercium
ID: M085
-
Anonymous
- C23 Ave regina caelorum mater
T085 O admirabile commercium