M141 Beata es virgo

Standardised text incipit: 
Beata es virgo
Standardised composer: 
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 125v-126r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4c5
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
-
.gbaacdb
ggb---
gfgagfed
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
-
Discography: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Beata es virgo
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Beata es,
          Virgo puerpera,
Nam qui sedet
          In patris dextera,
Caelum, terram
          Regit et caetera,
Infra tua
          Se clausit viscera.

Benedicta tu
          In mulieribus
Quae de tuis
          Castis visceribus
Peperisti
          Pacem hominibus.

English translation: 

You are blessed, virgin mother, because the one, who sits at the right of the Father (and) reigns over heaven and earth and so all things enclosed himself in your womb.

You are blessed among women, you who brought peace to men through your chaste womb.

 

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Iubilus aureus BVM (incipit: Salve, mater / misericordiae), AH 32, no. 136, pp. 176-185, st. 9 and 26
terram / regit et caetera] regens, / terram et aethera (but a version from the Moravian monastery of Rahjrad has “terram(que) / regens et caetera”, see ibid., p. 189, st. 19)
Infra] Intra
Benedicta tu] Benedicta
(st. 26 ends with the additional lines: “Plena semper / donis caelestibus”)

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd [4]
125v-126r
Beata es virgo
ID: M141
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Anonymous
- C38 Beata es virgo
T141 Beata es virgo