M268 Ecce Maria genuit

Standardised text incipit: 
Ecce Maria genuit
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 13v-15r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
72
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.dccddcb
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....dccd
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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: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Literature: 
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Ecce Maria genuit
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Octave of Christmas (RR)
Little Office of the BVM (RR; during Christmastide)
Full text: 

Ecce Maria genuit nobis salvatorem, quem Iohannes videns exclamavit dicens: 
Ecce agnus dei, ecce qui tollit peccata mundi, alleluia.

 

English translation: 

Behold, Mary gave birth to the Saviour for us, who John saw and called aloud: “Here ist the lamb of God, behold He who takes away the sins of the world, alleluia”.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Antiphon for the octave of Christmas (also used in the Little Office of the BVM during Christmastide), Cantus ID 002523

Music incipit (MEI):