M183 De cruce deponitur

Standardised text incipit: 
De cruce deponitur
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Compere" (MotettiB; as part of C44)
Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 21, ff. 53v-54r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
61
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c2c4c4f4
Final: 
D
Music incipit: 
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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: 
CMM 15.4; DRAKE 1972; REICH 1990
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
De cruce deponitur
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Short Office of the Cross
Passion rituals and observances
Full text: 

De cruce deponitur
Hora vespertina,
Fortitudo latuit
In mente divina.

Talem mortem subiit
Vitae medicina,
Heu, corona gloriae
Iacuit supina

English translation: 

He is taken down from the cross at the evening hour, the strength hid in the mind of God.

Such a death suffered (our) life's medicine, alack, the crown of glory laid thrown down.

 

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Hymn 'De Passione Domini, ad vesperas', AH 30, No. 13, pp. 32-35, st. 6
 

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

MS 3154, ff. 47v-48r, Fortitudo latuit (anon. a 4) (= M255, T255)

Further notes: 

Continuation of T178-182, continued in T184.

Music incipit (MEI):