M245 Gaude mater miserorum : Domine Iesu : Meruisti maxima

Standardised text incipit: 
Gaude mater miserorum : Domine Iesu : Meruisti maxima
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
NOBLITT 1963, 144-50 and 1968 proposed an attribution to Johannes Martini. The same scholar renounced the attribution in EdM 83, 364.
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, ff. 41v-42r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
 
Length: 
98
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c1c3c3c4
Final: 
C / C / C
Music incipit: 
cbagcbag
gegfagef
ccccbgcb
cdecfecd
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: 
EdM 80-83, vol. 1, No. 31, 144-147
Discography: 
Further notes: 

The part of the motet starting with “Domine Iesu propitius esto” is considered as an independent piece in Noblitt’s edition. There is, however, no sign in the manuscript supporting this subdivision.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Gaude mater miserorum
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Gaude mater miserorum
Quia pater praemiorum
Dabit te colentibus

Congruentem hic mercedem
Et felicem poli sedem 
Sursum in caelestibus.

Domine Iesu propitius esto mihi peccatori.

Gaude humilis beata,
Corpore glorificata,
Meruisti maxima

Fore, tantae dignitatis
Ut sis sanctae trinitatis
Sessione proxima.

English translation: 

Rejoice mother of the unhappy, because the Father of all rewards will give to those who venerate you a fitting recompense and the happy home of heaven high in the Heavens.

Lord Jesus be propitious to me sinner.

Rejoice humble blessed, glorified in the body, you deserved to be the grandest, of such dignity that you are the nearest to the holy Trinity in the sitting order.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Gaude mater...caelestibus = Sequence De 7 gaudiis caelestibus BMV, ascr. to Thomas Becket, AH 31, No. 189, pp. 198-199, st. 5
praemiorum] saeculorum
dabit] dedit
felici] fulgentem

Domine...peccatori: compare for instance the Responsory Domine deus propitius, Cantus ID 006491
Domine deus propitius esto populo tuo et converte tribulationem nostram in gaudium

Fore...proxima = Sequence De 7 gaudiis caelestibus BMV, ascr. to Thomas Becket, AH 31, No. 189, pp. 198-199, st. 6, lines 4-6
Fore] Esse

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Fn Panc. 27, No. 48, Gaude flore virginali (anon.) 

I-Mb Braidense AD.XIV.49, No. 7, f. 84v, Gaude flore virginali (anon.) 

I-TRbc MS 1563, No. 2, Gaude flore virginali (anon.) 

I-Vnm MS It. IX. 145, ff. 127-128, Gaude flore virginali (anon.) 

Further notes: 

Interpolated continuation of T241-244, continued in T247.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
D-Mbs 3154
041v-042r
Gaude mater miserorum : Domine Iesu : Meruisti maxima
ID: M245
-
Anonymous
loco sanctus C55 Gaude flore virginali
T245 Gaude mater miserorum