M113 Diffusa est gratia

Standardised text incipit: 
Diffusa est gratia
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 90v-91r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
-
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...gfgab
gfefgdga
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Modern editions: 
-
Discography: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Diffusa est gratia
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Christmas (RR)
Nativity of St. John the Evangelist (AR)
Full text: 

Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis, virgo Dei genitrix Maria, propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum.

Venter tuus, virgo sacra, thalamus palatium; tuis servis impetra divinum auxilium ut consortes simus omnes supernorum civium.

 

 

English translation: 

Grace flowed from your lips, virgin Mary, mother of God, hence God blessed you in eternity.

Your womb, holy virgin, (is) a bed-chamber and a palace; procur divine help for your servants, so that we may join all the inhabitants of the celestial world.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Diffusa ... in aeternum = Antiphon for Christmas Day, Cantus ID 002216
virgo Dei genitrix Maria] deest

Related texts in other sources: 

Diffusa ... deus = Ambrosian antiphon for the nativity of St. John the Evangelist, sung ‘ad matutinum’, see PM 6, 84
Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis; propterea benedixit te Deus.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd [4]
090v-091r
Diffusa est gratia
ID: M113
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Anonymous
- C22b Diffusa est gratia
T113 Diffusa est gratia