M007 O sacrum convivium : O quam suavis est : Caro cibus sanguis potus

Standardised text incipit: 
O sacrum convivium : O quam suavis est : Caro cibus sanguis potus
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"F. Gaffor(us)" (I-Mfd 1)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 72v-73r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
65
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
D / D / G
Music incipit: 
gbagfgfa
gfedcdef
.....gba
.....gfe
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The passage "O quam suavis est, domine, spiritus tuus" possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 42-45
Literature: 
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
O sacrum convivium
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Corpus Christi
Full text: 

O sacrum convivium
In quo Christus sumitur.
Recolitur memoria
Passionis eius, 
Mens impletur gratia
Et futurae gloriae
Nobis pignus datur.

O quam suavis est, domine, spiritus tuus.

Veni sancte spiritus
Et emitte caelitus
Lucis tuae radium.

Caro cibus, sanguis potus,
Manet tamen Christus totus
Sub utraque specie.

English translation: 

O holy banquet, in which Christ is received. The memory of His Passion is renewed, the soul is filled with grace and a token of the future glory is given to us.

O how sweet your spirit is, o Lord.

Come Holy Ghost and emanate the ray of your light from above.

Flesh becomes food, blood becomes drink, yet, He still remains completely Christ in both natures.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

O sacrum ... datur = antiphon for Corpus Christi, Cantus ID 203576

O quam ... tuus = Incipit of the antiphon for Corpus Christi, Cantus ID 203554
O quam suavis est domine spiritus tuus qui ut dulcedinem tuam in filios demonstrares pane suavissimo de caelo praestito esurientes replens/reples bonis fastidiosos divites dimittens inanes.

Veni ... radium = Sequence for Pentecost, AH 54, No. 153, pp. 234-239, st. 1

Caro ... specie = Sequence for Corpus Christi Lauda Sion, AH 50, No. 385, pp. 584-585, st. 14

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 2, ff. 54v-55r, and I-Mfd [4], ff. 97v-98r, O sacrum convivium (F. Gaffurius) (= M067, T067)

MotettiC, S:19v A:20r-20v T:17r B:17v, O sacrum convivium (anon.)
O sacrum convivium in quo Christus sumitur recolitur memoria passionis eius mens impletur gratia et future glorie nobis pignus datur alleluya.

CZ-Ps MS D.G.IV.47 (“Strahov Codex”), No. 215, ff. 233v-235r, O sacrum convivium (anon.)
O sacrum convivium in quo Christus sumitur recolitur memoria passionis eius mens impletur gratia et future glorie nobis pignus datur alleluia.

Further notes: 

This specific combination of texts seems unique to I-Mfd 1.

Music incipit (MEI): 

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