M142 O sacra virginitas

Standardised text incipit: 
O sacra virginitas
Standardised composer: 
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 126v-127r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4c5
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
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dd-
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gecdefgf
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
-
Discography: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
O sacra virginitas
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

O sacra virginitas,
Alma paris nec est laesa
Tua castitatis integritas.
Ante partum virgo eras
Et post partum perseveras,
O pura virginitas.

English translation: 

O holy virginity, blessed you give birth and your integrity of chastity is untouched. You were a virgin before giving birth and you remain a virgin after birth, o pure virginity.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Alma ... integritas compare AH 54, No. 220, p. 349, st. 3
Virgo parit nec est laesa
virginis integritas

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd [4]
126v-127r
O sacra virginitas
ID: M142
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Anonymous
- C38 Beata es virgo
T142 O sacra virginitas