M228 Intemerata virgo

Standardised text incipit: 
Intemerata virgo
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Josquin de pres" (MotettiLQ; as part of C53a)
Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 27v (S), 91r (A), 58r (T), 123r (B)
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The antiphon Intemerata virgo (Cantus ID 003360) displays strong similarities with the melodic lines of C and T (passage from "quae redemptorem ... permansisti"):


"Intemerata virgo quae redemptorem Israel peperisti"


"et post partum virgo permansisti dei genetrix intercede pro nobis" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003360)

Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: E-SE, Ms. s.s. (“Segovia Codex; Cancionero musical de Segovia; Cancionero del Alcázar”), No. 18, ff. 85v-87r; F-CA MS 125-128, No. 93, ff. 86v-87r; E-Bbc M 454 (“Cancionero musical de Barcelona”), No. 59, ff. 128v-129r; I-Pc MS A.17, No. 2, ff. 4v-5r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Intemerata virgo
Full text: 

O intemerata virgo quae redemptorem saeculi peperisti et post partum virgo inviolata permansisti, dei genitrix intercede pro nobis et ne despicias preces nostras quia ore indigno nomen sanctum tuum invocavimus. O gloriosa domina, pro nobis semper Christum exora.

English translation: 

O pure virgin, who gave life to the redeemer of the world and remained an untouched virgin after his birth. Mother of God, intercede for us and do not despise our prayers because we invoked your holy name with unworthy words. O glorious mistress, pray always for us to Christ.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Compare: antiphon for the octave of the Assumption of the BVM, Cantus ID 003360
Intemerata virgo quae redemptorem Israel peperisti et post partum virgo permansisti dei genetrix intercede pro nobis.

Related texts in other sources: 

Compare: antiphon for the Assumption of the BVM in the Ivrea and Monza antiphoners, see NJE 25.14, p. 215
Intemerata virgo que redemptorem israel peperisti et post partum virgo permansisti Dei genitrix intercede pro nobis.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
D-Usch 237 (a-d)
S:009v-010r A:010r-010v T:007r-007v B:008v-009r
Intemerata virgo
ID: M228
Josquin des Prez
- C53c Sancta dei genitrix
T228 Intemerata virgo
I-Mfd [4]
Intemerata virgo
ID: M228
Josquin des Prez
- C53b Ora pro nobis virgo
T228 Intemerata virgo
S:027v(b) A:091r T:058r B:123r
Intemerata virgo
ID: M228
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T228 Intemerata virgo