M266 Rubum quem viderat Moyses

Standardised text incipit: 
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 11v-12r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
63
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
A
Music incipit: 
...gabcc
....cdef
..gabccc
defgggef
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The incipit of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in the opening of all voices, most precisely in the C:

1--d-e--f--g--g--g--g--fedef--f--f---4

"Rubum quem viderat Moyses" (http://cantusindex.org/id/004669)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in C and T successively in the next phrase:

1--e--f--g--g--g--g--g--f--gh--h--gh--e--4

"incombustum conservatam agnovimus" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in C and T successively in the next phrase:

1--dh--h--hg--hj--hg--g--f--g--hg--e--e---4

"tuam laudabilem virginitatem" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in T and C successively in the next phrase:

1--h--gf--g--fe--d--4

"dei genetrix" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) loosely quoted in T and C in the last phrase:

1--e--f--h--g--f--g--e--4

"intercede pro nobis" (ibid.)

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

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
Little Office of the BVM (RR; during Christmastide)
Full text: 

Rubum quem viderat Moyses incombustum conservatam agnovimus tuam laudabilem virginitatem. Dei genitrix intercede pro nobis.

English translation: 

The bramble-bush that Moses saw unburnt, we recognize as your preserved praiseworthy virginity. Mother of God intercede for us.

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 004669

Music incipit (MEI):