M147 O post partum munda

Standardised text incipit: 
O post partum munda
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
Loyset (ANNALI 1885, 181)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 131v-132r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The textually similar passage of the antiphon Sancta Maria succurre miseris (Cantus ID 004703) displays similarities with the C in the passage "sentiant omnes tuum iuvamen
quicumque celebrant tuum natalem":


"sentiant omnes tuum levamen"


"quicumque celebrant tuum natalem." (http://cantusindex.org/id/004703)

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

Modern editions: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
O post partum munda
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

O post partum munda
Plus quam de fontibus unda.

O virgo pura,
Pro nobis dulciter ora
Ut via secura
Sit nobis mortis in hora.

Beata virgo Maria quae dominum portasti creatorem mundi. 

Genuisti qui te fecit et in aeternum permanens virgo.

Sentiant omnes tuum iuvamen, quicumque celebrant tuam sanctam commemorationem.

English translation: 

O you, who after birth were more pure than a stream from a spring.

O pure virgin, pray for us gently, so that we may have safe passage at the hour of our death.

Blessed virgin Mary, you who carried the Lord, creator of the world.

You gave birth to the one who made you and remained chaste in eternity.

May all men that celebrate your holy remembrance feel your help.


Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Beata ... permanens virgo ≈ Responsory for the Purification of the BVM, Cantus ID 006163

Sentiant ... commemorationem = conclusion of the popular Marian prayer Sancta Maria succurre miseris

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd [4]
O post partum munda
ID: M147
[Compère, Loyset]
- C39 Beata dei genitrix
T147 O post partum munda