M094 Nativitas tua dei genitrix

Standardised text incipit: 
Nativitas tua dei genitrix
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
Franchino Gaffurio (ANNALI 1885, 168)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 40v-41r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment. The motet Nativitas tua in I-Mfd 1, ff. 154v-155r is a textual but not a musical concordance.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Nativitas tua dei genitrix
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Nativity of the BVM (RR)
Full text: 

Nativitas tua, dei genitrix virgo Maria, gaudium annuntiavit universo mundo. Ex te enim ortus est sol iustitiae Christus deus noster, qui solvens maledictionem dedit benedictionem et confundens mortem donavit nobis vitam sempiternam.

English translation: 

Your birth, mother of God virgin Mary, announced a joy to the whole world. In fact from you arose the sun of justice Christ our Lord, who broke the evil curse and gave blessing and who won over death and gave us eternal life.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Responsory for the Nativity of the BVM, Cantus ID 007199
dei genitrix virgo Maria] dei genitrix virgo

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

I-Mfd 1, ff. 154v-155r Nativitas tua (anon.)

Music incipit (MEI): 

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