M184 Hora completorii

Standardised text incipit: 
Hora completorii
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Compere" (MotettiB; as part of C44)
Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 21, ff. 54v-55r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
65
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c2c4c4f4
Final: 
D
Music incipit: 
...eedgg
ddcffgab
..aagccd
.ddcfga
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: 
Hora completorii
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Short Office of the Cross
Passion rituals and observances
Full text: 

Hora completorii
Datur sepulturae
Corpus Christi nobile,
Spes vitae futurae.

Conditur aromate
Complentur scripturae
Iugis sit memoria
Mortis mihi curae.

English translation: 

At the close of day the noble body of Christ, hope of future life, is given to the grave.

(His body) is treated with the good smelling oil, the scriptures are fulfilled. May the never ending memory of (His) death be my cure.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Hymn 'De Passione Domini, ad completorium', AH 30, No. 13, pp. 32-35, st. 7
memoria] memoriae
mortis] mors haec

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

D-Mbs 3154, f. 48v, Datur sepulture corpus (anon. a 4) (= M256, T256)

Further notes: 

Continuation of T178-183.

Music incipit (MEI):