M100 Spiritus alme illustrator

Standardised text incipit: 
Spiritus alme illustrator
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 64v-65r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
-
-
gfefdfga
gcdcbbbe
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

Verse 3a and 3b of the sequence Sancti spiritus assit nobis gratia (Cantus ID ah53070) T, first and second phrase:

1--g---f---e---fe---d--f--g--h--g--f--g--g----4

"Spiritus alme illustrator hominum
horridas nostrae mentis purga tenebras."
(GOEDE 1965, No. 25)

Verse 6a of the sequence Sancti spiritus assit nobis gratia (Cantus ID ah53070) T, third phrase:

1--k--l--k--h--h--k--l--k--j--g--h--g--g--f--g----4

"Ut videri supremus genitor possit a nobis."
(GOEDE 1965, No. 25)

Modern editions: 
-
Literature: 
, No. 25
Discography: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Spiritus alme illustrator
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Pentecost
Easter
Full text: 

Spiritus alme illustrator cordium,
Infunde unctionem tuam clemens nostris sensibus, 
Ut videri supremus genitor possit a nobis. 

Credendum est magis soli 
Mariae veraci 
Quam Iudeorum turbae fallaci. 

Scimus Christum surrexisse 
Ex mortuis vere. 
Tu nobis victor rex, miserere. 

English translation: 

Spirit dispenser of blessing, illuminator of the hearts, pour, merciful, your anointment into our senses, so that the highest parent may be seen by us.

More should one believe in the only true Mary, than in the wrongful lot of the Jews.

We know that Christ truly resurrected from the dead. Have mercy on us, triumphant king.

 

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Spiritus ... a nobis = Sequence for Pentecost Sancti Spiritus assit nobis gratia, ascr. to Notker, AH 53, No. 70, pp. 119-122, st. 4, 7 and 10
cordium] hominum

Credendum est ... miserere = Sequence for Easter Victimae Paschali laudes, AH 54, No. 7, pp. 12-14, st. 6-7

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd [4]
064v-065r
Spiritus alme illustrator
ID: M100
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Anonymous
- C28 Sancti spiritus adsit
T100 Spiritus alme illustrator