M089 Imperatrix gloriosa

Standardised text incipit: 
Imperatrix gloriosa
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
see the Further notes of C24 and C25
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 206v-207r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
68
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
...gabgc
..gabgcb
..gabgcb
defdgfgf
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 608-612
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Not a concordance to M016.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Imperatrix gloriosa
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Imperatrix gloriosa
Potens et imperiosa,
Iesu Christi generosa
Mater atque filia.

Radix Iesse spetiosa,
Virga florens et frondosa
Quam rigavit copiosa
Deitatis gratia.

Florem ergo genuisti
Ex quo fructum protulisti
Gabrieli cum fuisti
Paranympho credula.

 

English translation: 

Glorious empress, powerful and imperious, generous mother and daughter of Jesus Christ.

Splendid root of Jesse, flowering and leafy branch, which the abundant grace of God nourished.

Thus you bore the flower from which you brought forth the fruit, when you, trusting <him> were with Gabriel the bridesman.

 

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Sequence Imperatrix gloriosa, AH 54, No. 221, pp. 351-352, st. 1, 2, 4
ex quo fructum] fructum atque

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 1, ff. 90v-93r, Imperatrix gloriosa : Florem ergo : Res miranda (F. Gaffurius) (= M016, T016)

Further notes: 

T090 is the (re-arranged) continuation of this text.

Music incipit (MEI):