M162 Christum ducem : Nostrum tangat

Standardised text incipit: 
Christum ducem : Nostrum tangat
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Josquin" (MotettiB; as part of C42)
Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 3, ff. 12v-14r
Number of voices: 
 
A / E
Music incipit: 
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: 
NJE 22 (No. 3)
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: RISM 1514/1, No. 25, RISM 1526/2, No. 25; CZ-HKm MS II A 6 (“Franus Cantionale”), ff. 353v-354v; CZ-HKm MS II A 7 (“Codex Speciálník”), pp. 296-299; I-Pc MS A.17, No. 22, ff. 36v-37r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Christum ducem
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Passion rituals and observances
Full text: 

Christum ducem
Qui per crucem
Redemit nos ab hostibus
Laudet coetus
Noster laetus
Exultet caelum laudibus.

Poena fortis
Tuae mortis
Et sanguinis effusio
Corda terant
Ut te querant
Iesu nostra redemptio.

Per felices
Sputa, flagella, verbera
Nobis grata
Sint collata
Aeterna Christi munera.

Nostrum tangat
Cor ut plangat
Tuorum sanguis vulnerum
In quo toti
Simus laeti
Conditor alme siderum.

Tuae donis
Salvator nos inebria
Ac etiam
Dare velis
Beata nobis gaudia.

English translation: 

Christ the commander, who by the Cross
redeemed us from our enemies,
let our joyful throng praise,
Let heaven exult in praises.

Let the intense pain of thy death
and the shedding of blood
subdue our hearts, that they may seek thee,
Jesus our redemption.

By thy auspicious scars,
spittings, scourgings, beatings,
may the pleasing
Eternal gifts of Christ be conferred onto us.

May thy blood touch our heart, that it may
weep for thy wounds,
in which may we all rejoice,
Life-giving creator of the stars.

With the gifts of thy passion,
Saviour, make us drunk,
and be pleased also to grant
as blessed joys.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Officium de Passione (attr. to St. Bonaventure), AH 50, No. 382, pp. 568-571 (see also RH 1, No. 3186, p. 189 and JALLONGHI 1915), Ad laudes
laeti] loti
ac etiam] Qua fidelis

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
No. 3: 012v-014r
Christum ducem : Nostrum tangat
ID: M162
Josquin (as part of C42)
Josquin des Prez
- C42 Qui velatus facie fuisti
T162 Christum ducem