M020 Eia mater

Standardised text incipit: 
Eia mater
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
Franchino Gaffurio (ANNALI 1885, 169)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 102v-103r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
36
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gabacbag
....dfed
.gagcbag
....gbag
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 543-545.
Literature: 
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Although ANNALI 1885 list this motet after the other three motets of cycle C07 among Gaffurius' works, it is excluded from AMMM 05 and it is often considered anonymous in the literature.
GASSER 2001, 384, was the first to include this motet in cycle C07.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Eia mater
Full text: 

Eia mater summi dei,
Iesu Christi Nazarei,
Nos clamamus ad te rei.

Surrexit tuus filius,
Praedulcis virgo virginum,
Non moriturus amplius.

Quem laudamus dominum
Tu nobis fac propitium.

English translation: 

Behold, mother of the highest God, Jesus Christ the Nazarene, we culpable cry out to you.

Your son has risen, o sweetest virgin of virgins, no longer will he perish.

Make the one we praise as our Lord be favorable to us.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Eia ... Dei = AH 1, No. 192, p. 173, st. 5, line 1

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
102v-103r
Eia mater
ID: M020
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[Gaffurius, Franchinus (?)]
- C07 Castra caeli dum transcendo
T020 Eia mater