M093 Vidi speciosam

Standardised text incipit: 
Vidi speciosam
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
see Further notes
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 27v-28r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
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Final: 
[D]
Music incipit: 
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Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
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Literature: 
Discography: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

The Mass [La Bassadanza]  (which follows M092 and M093 in I-Mfd [4]) is attributed to Franchino Gaffurio in ANNALI 1885, 168; WARD 1986, 497 extends the attribution to M092 and M093.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Vidi speciosam
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Assumption of the BVM (RR and AR)
Full text: 

Vidi speciosam sicut columbam ascendentem sicut virgula fumi ex aromatibus mirrae et thurris.

Maria virgo assumpta est ad aethereum thalamum in quo rex regum stellato sedet solio.

 

English translation: 

I saw her beautiful, flying high like a dove, like a little branch of smoke from the odours of myrrh and incense.

The virgin Mary is received into the celestial marital bed and in a throne of stars the king of kings sits.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Vidi ... ascendentem ≈ responsory for the Assumption of the BVM, Cantus ID 007878:
Vidi speciosam sicut columbam ascendentem desuper rivos aquarum cujus inaestimabilis odor erat nimis in vestimentis ejus et sicut dies verni circumdabant eam flores rosarum et lilia convallium.

sicut ... turris ≈ Song of Songs 3:6: quae est ista quae ascendit per desertum sicut virgula fumi ex aromatibus murrae et turis et universi pulveris pigmentarii.

Maria ... solio = Antiphon for the Assumption of the BVM, Cantus ID 003707.

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

MotettiA, ff. 42v-43r, Vidi speciosam (G. van Weerbeke)
Vidi speciosam sicut columbam ascendentem super rivos aquarum cuius inestimabiis odor erat nimis in vestimenti eius circumdabant eam flores rosarum et lilia convallium

I-LUs MS 238 (“Mancini Codex or Lucca Codex”), f. 54r, Vidi speciosam (anon.)

Related texts in other sources: 

Ambrosian responsory sung during Vespers on the Assumption of the BVM, see I-Md 2D-4-11, f. 82v. 

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd [4]
027v-028r
Vidi speciosam
ID: M093
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[Gaffurius, Franchinus (?)]
- C26 Assumpta est Maria + Missa
T093 Vidi speciosam