M177 Adoramus te Christe

Standardised text incipit: 
Adoramus te Christe
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Compere" (MotettiB; as part of C44)
Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 21, ff. 47v-48r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
45
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
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Final: 
D
Music incipit: 
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Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
CMM 15.4; DRAKE 1972; REICH 1990
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: CH-SGs MS 462 (“Heer Liederbuch”), No. 2, pp. 10-11.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Adoramus te Christe
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Holy Cross observances
Short Office of the Cross
Full text: 

Adoramus te Christe et benedicimus tibi, quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.

Qui passus es pro nobis miserere nobis.

English translation: 

We adore you Christ and we praise you, because you redeemed the world through your holy cross.

You who suffered for us, have mercy on us.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Adoramus ... mundum = multipurpose antiphon for the Holy Cross, used e.g. in the Short Office of the Cross, in Good Friday observances, for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Cantus ID 001287), etc.

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 167v-168r, Adoramus te Christe (L. Compère) ( = M056, T056)

I-Mfd 3, ff. 131v-132r, Adoramus te Christe (L. Compère) (= M076, T076)

I-Mfd [4], ff. 76v-77r, Bone Iesu dulcis Christe (Anon.) (= M110, T110)

D-Mbs 3154, ff. 46v-47r, Iugi est cruci conclavatus (anon. a 4) (= M254, T254)
Music incipit (MEI):