M088 Magnum hereditatis mysterium

Standardised text incipit: 
Magnum hereditatis mysterium
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 172v-173r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
58
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c1c3c3c4
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
cbagggab
cdedeefd
..edcbbb
..cdefgf
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 600-603
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Between this motet and the previous ones are two empty folio-sides.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Magnum hereditatis mysterium
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
St. Stephen (AR)
Little Office of the BVM (RR; during Christmastide)
Full text: 

Magnum hereditatis mysterium: templum dei factus est uterus nesciens virum: non est pollutus ex ea carnem assumens. Omnes gentes venient dicentes: 
“Gloria tibi domine”.

English translation: 

The great mystery of (the holy) birth: the womb, that did not know man was made into a temple for God, and the one who received the human body from her was not polluted. All folks will come and sing: “Glory to you Lord”.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Antiphon for the Octave of Christmas (also used in the Little Office of the BVM during Christmastide), Cantus ID 003677

Related texts in other sources: 

Transitorium for the nativity of St. Stephen, see PM 6, 80-81

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
172v-173r
Magnum hereditatis mysterium
ID: M088
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Anonymous
- C23 Ave regina caelorum mater
T088 Magnum hereditatis mysterium