M011 Gaude mater luminis : Te honorant superi

Standardised text incipit: 
Gaude mater luminis : Te honorant superi
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 78v-80r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
70
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f3
Final: 
D
Music incipit: 
.dfedagf
...aabcd
dfedabcd
daafedc.
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 59-63
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Gaude mater luminis
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts
Full text: 

Gaude, mater luminis,
Quam divini numinis
Visitavit gratia,
Maria.

Virga dei regia
Flore, fructu candida
Divina potentia,
Maria.

Tu, virtutum speculum,
Perlustrasti saeculum
Luce claritatis,
Maria.

Plena Dei munere
Meruisti gignere
Prolem sanctitatis,
Maria.

Te honorant superi
Matrem omnis gratiae,
Maria.

Ad te clamant miseri
De valle miseriae,
Maria.

Audi preces, terge fletus,
Nos commenda filio,
Maria,

Ut nos tua prece suo
collocet in solio,
Maria.

Amen.

English translation: 

Rejoice, mother of Light, you whom the Grace of the divine will visited, o Mary.

Royal rod of God, pure with a blossom, [pure] with a fruit through the divine power, o Mary.

You, mirror of virtues, have illuminated the ages with the radiance of your brightness, o Mary.

Full of God's gift, you deserved to bear the offspring of Sanctity, o Mary.

The mighty honour you, Mother of all grace, o Mary.

To you cry out the miserable from the valley of misery, o Mary.

Hear the prayers, dry the tears, commend us to your Son, o Mary,

So that through your prayer He may lay us in His throne, o Mary. Amen.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Marian sequence, AH 54, No. 225, pp. 358-360:
Virga dei] Salve virga
voces] preces
tua prece suo] only in Grad. ms. Sedlicense saec. 15. ex. Cod. Prägen. XIII A 5 c., otherwise suo prece tua

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

PL-Kj Berlin MS Mus. 40098 (“Glogauer Liederbuch”), No. 69, Gaude mater luminis (anon., a 3); modern edn. in EdM 85, 111
Virga dei] Salve virga
voces] preces

Further notes: 

AH 54, p. 360: “Der Ursprung der Sequenz wird im Gebiete der großen alten Salzburger Erzdiözese zu suchen sein; von dort drang sie nach Norditalien hinunter und durch Mähren und Böhmen bis nach Skandinavien hinauf; die übrigen Ausläufer sind ganz vereinzelt. — Beachtenwert ist hier abermals der wohl nur in deutschen Sequenzen vorkommende Refrain”.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
078v-080r
Gaude mater luminis : Te honorant superi
ID: M011
F. G.
Gaffurius, Franchinus
- C05 Prodiit puer de puella
T011 Gaude mater luminis