M090 Caeli quondam roraverunt

Standardised text incipit: 
Caeli quondam roraverunt
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
see the Further notes of C24 and C25
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 205v-206r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
50
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
..fgafba
..cdecfe
gabgcbcb
gfefdcbc
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 604-607
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Caeli quondam roraverunt
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Caeli quondam roraverunt
Ex quo nubes concreverunt
Concretaeque stillaverunt
Virginis in uterum.

Ioseph iustus vir expavit
Ista dum consideravit
Sciens quod non irrigavit
Florescentem virgulam.

English translation: 

The skies once dripped and thus clouds condensed and solidified they trickled down in the womb of the Virgin.

Joseph, a just man, was scared, when he considered these things, knowing that he did not nourish the little blossoming branch.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Sequence Imperatrix gloriosa, AH 54, No. 221, pp. 351-352, st. 7 and 5
ex quo nubes] nubes ex quo
in uterum] in situlam

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 1, ff. 90v-93r, Imperatrix gloriosa : Florem ergo : Res miranda (F. Gaffurius) ( = M016T016)

Further notes: 

Re-arranged continuation of T089.

Music incipit (MEI):