M074 Ave sponsa verbi summi

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave sponsa verbi summi
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Loyset" (I-Mfd 1, index; as part of C14a)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 3, ff. 128v-130r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

According to MACEY 1996, 171-73 and 208:
1st phrase of the hymn Ave maris stella (Cantus ID 008272) quoted in T1 (passage "gaude virgo salutata" ... end of folium):


"Ave Maris stella" (http://cantus.simssa.ca/manuscript/133/?folio=135v)

2nd phrase of the hymn Ave maris stella (Cantus ID 008272) quoted in T2 (passage "gaude mater iocundata...puerperio"):


"dei mater alma" (http://cantus.simssa.ca/manuscript/133/?folio=135v)

3rd phrase of the hymn Ave maris stella (Cantus ID 008272) quoted in T1 (passage "gaude mundi domina...omnia"):


"atque semper virgo" (http://cantus.simssa.ca/manuscript/133/?folio=135v)

4th phrase of the hymn Ave maris stella (Cantus ID 008272) quoted in T2 (passage "gaude caeli regina...tollens vitia"):


"felix caeli porta" (http://cantus.simssa.ca/manuscript/133/?folio=135v)

1st phrase of the hymn Ave maris stella (Cantus ID 008272) quoted in T1 (passage "o plena praeceteris...divina"):


"Ave Maris stella" (http://cantus.simssa.ca/manuscript/133/?folio=135v)

Modern editions: 
AMMM 13, 89-93; CMM 15.2; MCE 3.4
, 172-173
Further notes: 

The version of I-Mfd 1 is shorter than the one in I-Mfd 3 (the section starting with "Gaude virgo fruens delitiis" is missing).
The motet is presented on two openings in the sources, connected by "custodes" and by the rubric "verte cito": in I-Mfd 1 the second opening starts with "Gaude mundi domina", in I-Mfd 3 with "Gaude virgo fruens delitiis".

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave sponsa verbi summi
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Ave sponsa verbi summi,
Maris portus, signum dumi,
Aromatum virga fumi,
Angelorum domina.

Gaude virgo salutata
Gabriele nuntio,
Gaude mater iocundata
Iesu puerperio.

Gaude mundi domina,
Dulcis super omnia. 
Gaude caeli regina
Evae tollens vitia. 

O plena prae ceteris
Gratia divina.

De peccati vinculo
Hoste carne saeculo 
Libera nos, o Maria.

Gaude virgo fruens deliciis,
Expurga nos a nostris vitiis,
Iam rosa iuncta lilio,
Et iunge tuo filio.

Mater dei exaudi nos,
Ora deum tuum natum
Ne dampnet nos.

Et regnare fac renatos
A peccatis expurgatos
Pietate solita.

English translation: 

Hail, bride of the highest Word, haven of the sea, token of the bramble-bush, rod of the smoke of spices, lady of the angels.

Rejoice, virgin saluted by the messenger Gabriel, rejoice, mother delighted by the birth of Jesus.

Rejoice, lady of the world, sweet above all creatures. Rejoice, Queen of heaven, you who take away the vices of Eve.

O full of divine grace beyond all others!

Free us from the bond of sin, from the Enemy, the flesh and the world, o Mary.

Rejoice, virgin, you who enjoy delights, purge us from our vices, [You who are] already a rose joined to a lily, and unite [us] with your Son.

Hear us, Mother of God, pray God your Son, lest He condemn us.

And make the reborn reign, purged from sin, through your usual piety.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Ave ... Angelorum domina = Marian sequence Verbum bonum et suave, AH 54, No. 218, pp. 343-345, st.5
sponsa] mater (but sponsa is a widespread variant)

Gaude ... puerperio = Marian sequence, AH 54, No. 212, pp. 332-333, st. 1-2

Gaude ... divina ≈ Marian sequence Ave mater gratiae / virginale gaudium, AH 34, No. 114, pp. 95-96, st. 3a-b and 4a
3a. Gaude caeli domina / Mundi tollens crimina, / Mater orphanorum.
3b. Gaude, felix, femina, / Dulcis super omnia, / Sola spes lapsorum.
4a. O plena prae ceteris / Gratia divina, / Nos a culpae veteris / Expia sentina, / Dulcis Maria, / Virgo pia.

De peccati ... o Maria = Marian sequence Ave virgo virginum, st. 5
o Maria] Maria

Gaude ... filio ≈ Marian prayer Gaude virgo gloriosa / verbum (on the Five Joys of the BVM), AH 29, No. 43, p. 31, st. 3 (see also AH 9, No. 66, p. 54, st. 3a-b)
Gaude fruens deliciis
Nunc rosa iuncta lilio
Emunda nos a vitiis
Et tuo iunge filio.

Et regnare ... solita = Marian sequence Salvatoris mater pia, AH 54, No. 280, pp. 424-426, st. 10
peccatis] reatu

Further notes: 

In I-Mfd 1 the text ends after “libera nos o Maria”.

Music incipit (MEI): 

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