M039 Quam pulchra es

Standardised text incipit: 
Quam pulchra es
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Gaspar" (I-Mfd 1, index, as part of C13a) (I-Mfd 2)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 134v-135r
Number of voices: 
4
Mensuration: 
Length: 
59
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gggffdef
dgabgge
gcddcbc
geedgcgf
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 44-47; CMM 106.3
Discography: 
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Quam pulchra es
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Assumption of the BVM (RR)
Full text: 

Quam pulchra es et quam decora, carissima, in deliciis tuis. Statura tua assimilata est palmae et ubera tua botrus. Caput tuum ut carmelus, collum tuum sicut turris eburnea. Veni, dilecte mi, egrediamur in agrum et videamus si flores fructus parturierunt, si floruerunt mala punica. Ibi dabo tibi ubera mea.

English translation: 

How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, Thy neck is as a tower of ivory. Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us see if the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Antiphon for the Assumption of the BVM and other Marian feasts, Cantus ID 004436
botrus] botris
et videamus] videamus

Music incipit (MEI):