M160 In amara crucis ara

Standardised text incipit: 
In amara crucis ara
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Josquin" (MotettiB; as part of C42)
Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 3, ff. 10v-11r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
70
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c2c3c4f4
Final: 
E
Music incipit: 
..egaag.
...eefed
egaag..g
.eefedcb
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The hymn Crux fidelis inter omnes (Cantus ID g00959) displays strong similarities with the melodic lines of T and C:

1--d---e--gh--hg--h--k--kj---hg---j--k--lm---hg---k--jh--h---4

"Crux fidelis inter omnes / arbor una nobilis

1--h--hkj---g---ge--f--dc--de--efe---d---dh---hg---ed--f--ed---d--4

nulla tamen silva profert / fronde flore germine." (GT 182)

Modern editions: 
NJE 22 (No. 3); DRAKE 1972
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
In amara crucis ara
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Passion rituals and observances
Full text: 

In amara
Crucis ara
Fudisti rivos sanguinis
Iesu Christe
Rex benigne
Consors paterni luminis.

Sanguis Christi
Qui fuisti
Peremptor hostis invidi
Fac nos ire
Et venire
Ad cenam agni providi.

English translation: 

On the bitter altar of the Cross
thou didst shed streams ofblood,
Jesus Christ, kindly king,
Sharer in thy Father's light.

Blood of Christ, that was
the slayer of the jealous foe,
make us depart and come
To the supper of the foresighted Lamb.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Officium de Passione (attr. to St. Bonaventure), AH 50, No. 382, pp. 568-571 (see also RH 2, No. 16483, p. 412 and JALLONGHI 1915), Ad vesperas, st. 4-5
Christe] digne
invidi] callidi
nos ire] sitire
et venire] nos venire

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
MotettiB
No. 3: 010v-011r
In amara crucis ara
ID: M160
Josquin (as part of C42)
Josquin des Prez
- C42 Qui velatus facie fuisti
T160 In amara crucis ara
PL-WRu 428
224v-225r
In amara crucis ara
ID: M160
-
Josquin des Prez
-
T160 In amara crucis ara