M012 Salve mater salvatoris : Salve verbi sacra parens

Standardised text incipit: 
Salve mater salvatoris : Salve verbi sacra parens
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"F. Gaffor(us)" (I-Mfd 1), "Gaffori" (I-Mfd 1, index)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 84v-85r
Number of voices: 
G / G
Music incipit: 
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: 
AMMM 5, 75-77; MCE 4.1; MM 1, 167-170
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Salve mater salvatoris
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts
Full text: 

Salve, mater salvatoris,
Vas electum, vas honoris,
Vas caelestis gratiae.

Ab aeterno vas provisum,
Vas insigne, vas excisum
Manu sapientiae.

Salve verbi sacra parens,
Flos de spina, spina carens
Flos, spineti gloria.

Nos spinetum, nos peccati
Spina sumus cruentati
Sed tu spinae nescia.

English translation: 

Hail, mother of the Saviour, chosen vessel, vessel of honor, vessel of celestial grace.

Vessel foreseen from eternity, marked vessel, vessel carved by the hand of Wisdom.

Hail, holy mother of the Word, flower [bloomed] from a thorn, flower lacking any thorns,

Glory of the thicket.

We are the thicket, we are tortured by the thorn of sin, but you don´t know this thorn.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Marian sequence attr. to Adam of St. Victor, AH 54, No. 245, pp. 383-386, st. 1-4; Sequence for Conception, Annunciation, Visitation, Purification and the octave of Assumption and of the Nativity of the BVM, RH 2, No. 18051, pp. 513-514

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 3, ff. 132v-133r, Salve mater salvatoris (L. Compère) (= M077T077)

I-Mfd 1, ff. 179v-181r, Salve mater salvatoris : Inter natos mulierum (F. Gaffurius)
Salve mater salvatoris
vas electum vas honoris
vas celestis gratie.

Sancta Maria, sancta Dei genitrix, intercede pro nobis.

Salve regni princeps poli
Cunctis iustis dignus coli
Michael archangele.

Sancte Michael ora pro nobis.
Sancta virgo virginum ora pro nobis unigenitum.

Inter natos mulierum
Hic Joannes vas sincerum
Principatum tenuit.

Ora pro nobis,
sancte Petre ora pro nobis
sancte Paule intercede pro nobis
sancte Stephane ora nobis
sancte Laurenti ora pro nobis
sancta Tecla intercede pro nobis
sancte Ambrosi ora pro nobis
omnes sancti et sancte Dei intercedite pro nobis.

Further notes: 

T014 and T015 are the continuation of this text.
For a record of several biblical references, see GASSER 2001, 244-245.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
Salve mater salvatoris : Salve verbi sacra parens
ID: M012
F. Gaffor(us), Gaffori (index)
Gaffurius, Franchinus
- C06 Salve mater salvatoris
T012 Salve mater salvatoris