M023 Ave cella novae legis

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave cella novae legis
Standardised composer: 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 106v-107r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
82
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
..ggagba
gfefdcde
gagbagfg
gdg.gdga
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet possibly quotes pre-existing material (see GASSER 2001, 400), but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Modern editions: 
GASSER 2001, 546-552
Literature: 
, 296; 400
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Attributed to Gaffurius by GASSER 2001, 296, on account of the strong textual and musical connections to M024 Promissa mundo gaudia, which is attributed to Gaffurius in I-Mfd 2.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave cella novae legis
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts
Full text: 

Ave cella novae legis,
Ave parens novi regis
Sine viri semine.

Ave virgo mater facta,
Mater felix et intacta
Decus omnis feminae.

Flos productus est de spina
In quo sedet mens divina
Regens omne saeculum.

Ave mater Deo digna
Placa nobis, o benigna,
Tua prece filium.

English translation: 

Hail, chamber of the new law, hail, mother of the new king without the seed of man.

Hail virgin made mother, happy and virginal mother, splendor of every woman.

A flower was brought forth from a thorn, wherein sits the Divine Mind, reigning for all eternity.

Hail mother, worthy of God, placate your Son for us, o kind one, with your prayer.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Ave cella ... feminae and Ave mater ... filium = Sequence de Beata Maria v., AH 54, No. 227, pp. 361-362, st. 1-2, 6

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
106v-107r
Ave cella novae legis
ID: M023
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[Gaffurius, Franchinus]
- C09 Ave cella novae legis
T023 Ave cella novae legis