M264 O admirabile commercium

Standardised text incipit: 
O admirabile commercium
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 7v-9r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
103
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
B
Music incipit: 
abgg.gag
.decc.cd
........
........
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The first half of the antiphon O admirabile commercium (Cantus ID 003985) is quoted in the T (passage: "O admirabile ... et procedens homo") and partially in the C (incipit):

1--efd-dc--f--f--fg--g--g--gf--gh---gf--f--f--gh--f--g--f--g--gh--f--f--4

"O admirabile commercium creator generis humani"

1--f--f--fhijh--g--j--h--g--f--f--g--f--f--4

"animatum corpus sumens de virgine"

1--g--f--f--fhij--h--g--g--g--gh--g--fg--f--4

"nasci dignatus est et procedens homo" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003985)

The next part of the antiphon O admirabile commercium (Cantus ID 003985) is quoted in the C (passage "sine semine")

1--fe--df--fg--fe--dc---4

"sine semine" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003985)

The last part of the antiphon O admirabile commercium (Cantus ID 003985) is quoted in the T (passage "largitus est" ... end)

1--cd--f--f--f--gh--g--h--hk--hg--h--f--f---4

"largitus est nobis suam deitatem" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003985)

Modern editions: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Literature: 
Discography: 

I Fiamminghi IV: O admirabile commercium. Brumel, Regis, Mouton, Josquin. Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart, Ricercar 207572

Further notes: 

Clefs vary in the sources.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
O admirabile commercium
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
Annunciation of the BVM (AR)
Little Office of the BVM (RR; during Christmastide)
Full text: 

O admirabile commercium, creator generis humani, animatum corpus sumens de virgine nasci dignatus est et procedens homo sine semine largitus est nobis suam deitatem.

English translation: 

O admirable exchange: the creator of the humankind, taking on a living body deemed worthy to be born of a virgin, and, coming forth without seed as a man, gave us his deity.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Antiphon at Lauds for the Octave of Christmas (also used in the Little Office of the BVM during Christmastide), Cantus ID 003985

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 1, ff. 178v-179r, O admirabile commercium, (L. Compère) (= M066, T066)

I-Mfd [4], ff. 65v-66r, O admirabile commercium, (L. Compère) (= M101, T101)

Related texts in other sources: 

Psallenda for the feast of Annunciation, see PM 6, 45

Further notes: 

LU lists the antiphons whose texts are used in T085-T088 to be sung in consecutive order at 2nd vespers on the feast of Circumcision.

Music incipit (MEI):