M019 Imperatrix reginarum

Standardised text incipit: 
Imperatrix reginarum
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"F. Gaff(orus)" (I-Mfd 1)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 101v-102r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 123-124; MM 1, 93-94
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Imperatrix reginarum
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts
Full text: 

Imperatrix reginarum
Et salvatrix animarum,
Pretiosa margarita,
Rosa gelu non attrita.

Mater dei, virgo pia
Nos tuere in hac via,
O dulcis Maria.

English translation: 

Empress of Queens and saviour of souls, precious pearl, rose not attrited by the frost.

Mother of God, pious virgin, protect us on the path at hand, o sweet Mary.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Imperatrix ... attrita = AH 20, No. 197, pp. 154-155, st. 1 (melody on p. 247); De laudibus b. v. Mariae, MONE 2, No. 604, pp. 421-422, st. 1

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

E-SE Ms. s. s. (“Segovia Codex; Cancionero musical de Segovia; Cancionero del Alcázar”), No. 72, ff. 268-269, Imperatrix reginarum (anon., a 3)

Imperatrix reginarum
sanctarum animarum
vera salutrix earum
excellentissima regina celorum

flos florum
lilium convallium
rosa sine spina
stella matutina
virgo inviolata
virgo decorata
virgo mater
virgo pia
virgo dulcis
ave Maria

Further notes: 

MONE 2, p. 422, quotes I-Mb AD.IX.43 as the only source of Imperatrix reginarum; it appears there with the rubric “rithimi beati Leonis papae” (on this doubtful attribution see GASSER 2001, 385). AH 20, No. 197 gives two further sources.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
Imperatrix reginarum
ID: M019
F. Gaff(orus)
Gaffurius, Franchinus
- C07 Castra caeli dum transcendo
T019 Imperatrix reginarum