M232 Christe fili dei : Christe fili dei mundi verissima : Christe fili dei precibus

Standardised text incipit: 
Christe fili dei : Christe fili dei mundi verissima : Christe fili dei precibus
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Josquin de pres" (MotettiLQ; as part of C53)
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 28v (S), 92r (A), 59r (T), 124r (B)
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
83
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G / D / G
Music incipit: 
ggbafgab
...dffea
.ggbafga
....gfde
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet displays a structure similar to an Agnus Dei. The incipit of the following Agnus Dei displays similarities to the three passages of "Christe fili dei" in the C:

1--d--f--dce--e--4

"Agnus Dei" (GT 762)

The A is identical to the superius of the anonymous rondeau J'ay pris amour:

1--h--k--k--j---e----g--h--j--k--j--g--h--g---j--k---4
1---j--k--l--m--l--j--k--h--j--h--f--g--h--4
1---h---k--j--g--h--g--k--j--k--4
1---k--j--g--h--g--e--h--g--h--j--g---4
1---g--h--g--f--e--e--d--e---4
1---j--j--j--k--j--h--g--h--j--g--f--f--e--g---4
1---e--f--g--h--e--4
1--g--h--g--k--j--h--g--k--j--m--l--j--k--h---g--h-----4

"J’ay prins amours a ma devise / pour conquerir joyeuseté /heureux seray en cest’ esté /se puis venir a mon emprinse."
Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Département de la Musique, Ms. Rés. Vmc. 57 ("Nivelle de la Chaussée Chansonnier"), f. 71v.

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

Concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: I-Pc MS A.17, No. 120, ff. 178v-179r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Christe fili dei
Full text: 

Christe fili dei, mundi qui crimina tollis, miserere nobis.

Christe fili dei, mundi verissima salus, miserere nobis.

Christe fili dei, precibus sanctissimae matris adiuva nos et tollis tribulationem nostram.

English translation: 

Christ Son of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Christ, Son of God, most true salvation of the world have mercy on us.
Christ Son of God through the prayers of your most holy mother help us and take away our trials.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

No direct correspondence in a standard ref work could be found.

Further notes: 

The structure of the text is comparable to that of the Agnus Dei. For MACEY 2002, 5 this is a reason to use this motet as “loco Agnus”.​​​

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
MotettiLQ
S:028v(b) A:092r T:059r B:124r
Christe fili dei : Christe fili dei mundi verissima : Christe fili dei precibus
ID: M232
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T232 Christe fili dei