M267 Germinavit radix Iesse

Standardised text incipit: 
Germinavit radix Iesse
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 12v-13r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
66
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.....gab
....defg
.gabcabc
defgegaf
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The incipit of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) quoted in all voices, most precisely in the C and T:

1--d--ef--g--g--f--e--cd--defdd--4

"Germinavit radix Jesse" (http://cantusindex.org/id/002941)

The next part of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) quoted in C and T (passage "orta ... Jacob"):

1--dc--f--g--h--f--gh--g--f--4

"orta est stella ex Jacob" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) more loosely quoted in C and T (passage: "virgo ... salvatorem"):

1--f--g--h--g--f--gf--f--fg-fed--d--4

"virgo peperit salvatorem" (ibid.)

The last part of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) verly loosely quoted in C and T (passage "te laudamus"... end):

1--hk---g--ge--de--g--ghggf--e---e--4

"te laudamus deus noster." (ibid.)

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

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Germinavit radix Iesse
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
Little Office of the BVM (RR; during Christmastide)
Full text: 

Germinavit radix Iesse, orta est stella ex Iacob, virgo peperit salvatorem. Te laudamus deus noster.

English translation: 

The root of Jesse germinated, a star arose from Jacob, a virgin gave birth to the saviour. We praise you, our God.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Antiphon for the Octave of Christmas (also used in the Little Office of the BVM during Christmastide), Cantus ID 002941

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):