M028 Christi mater ave

Standardised text incipit: 
Christi mater ave
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Gaspar" (I-Mfd 1)
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 114v-115r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

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

Modern editions: 
CMM 106.4; AMMM 11, 1-3; DRAKE 1972

Compère: Missa Galeazescha: Music for the Duke of Milan. Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col, Arcana-Outhere, 2017.

Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Christi mater ave
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Christi mater ave, sanctissima virgo Maria,
Partu, post partum sicut et ante manens;
Virgo, quae Christum peperisti, lacte educasti.
Me rege, me serva, me tueare, potens,
Me tibi commmendo, me, virgo, <re>linquere noli.
Ne peream, Christo funde, Maria, preces.

English translation: 

Hail mother of Christ, most holy Virgin Mary, who in birth, after birth just like before remained; you, virgin, who gave birth to Christ, who nourished him with milk. Govern me, protect me, defend me, o mighty, I commend myself to you, do not abandon me, o virgin. So that I may not perish, give your prayers to Christ, o Mary.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Devotional prayer to the BVM, AH 46, No. 122, p. 168 
Christi mater ave] Mater ave Christi
manens] manes
Me rege] mergere (recte: me regere?)
potens] potes
<re>linquere] relinquere/derelinquere

Related texts in other sources: 

Ne peream ... preces occurs as line 18 in the prayer Mater digna Dei included in a ms. formerly at the Certosa of Pavia (I-Mb AD.IX.43, f. 193v).

Baroffio’s CIP lists a prayer "Mater ave Christi sanctissima virgo Maria / Partu post partum sicut et ante manes" from a book of hours (Parma, Bibl. Palatina, Pal. 000 [sic]: f. 100v, "dopo le litanie e l’orazione").

In the church of Ss. Pietro e Apollinare at Poggio alla Lastra (Bagno di Romagna, Forlì-Cesena, Italy) a mid-fifteenth-century fresco includes the following prayer: "Mater ave Christi Sanctissima Virgo Maria / partu et post partum sicut et ante manens / Virgo quae Christum peperisti lacte ducasti / me rege me serva me tuare potens / me tibi commendo me Virgo relinquere noli / ne peream Xsto funde Maria preces".

Music incipit (MEI): 

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