M031 Ave mundi domina

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave mundi domina
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Gaspar" (I-Mfd 1, index)
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 126v-127r
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: 
AMMM 11, 13-17; CMM 106.3; MCE 5.1
Further notes: 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Ave mundi domina
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts and observances
Full text: 

Ave mundi domina et caeli regina,
Mater dei integra, rosa sine spina.

Tua sit conceptio nostra medicina
Et tua nativitas via matutina. 

Tua praesentatio nostra sit oblatio 
Et annuntiatio […]

Et purificatio nostra sit purgatio.

Tua sit assumptio nostrae salutis via,
Tu nos tecum astrue  in vera sophia. 

Quae regnas cum filio, o clemens, o pia, 
Fac nos tecum vivere, o dulcis Maria.

English translation: 

Hail, mistress of the world and Queen of heaven, Mother of God unspoilt, rose without thorn.

May your conception be our medicine and your birth our path of dawn.

May your presentation to the temple be our own offering and the Annunciation and your purification be our cleansing.

May your ascension be our path of salvation. Uphold us with you in true wisdom.

You who reign with your son, o compassionate, o kind, let us live with you, o sweet Mary.


Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Marian hymn, MONE 2, No. 322, pp. 4-5, from ms. Venezia, Biblioteca del Museo Correr, Cicogna 2239
Ave] Salve

Tua sit conceptio] Sit tua conceptio

the subsequent two stanzas in Cicogna 2239 read as follows:
Tua praesentatio nostra sit oblatio
et annuntiatio nostra sit salvatio.

Tua parturitio nostra sit redemptio
et purificatio nostra sit purgatio.

astrue] attrahe

Related texts in other sources: 

A Salve mundi domina (with at least concordant first stanza) is recorded in ms. D-W Cod. Guelf. 18.30 Aug. 4°, f. 46v, as "Hymnus ad b. virginem cum notis musicis", according to HEINEMANN 1966, 253254 (see http://diglib.hab.de/?db=mss&list=ms&id=18-30-aug-4f&catalog=Heinemann).

Similarly in the miscellaneous ms. D-Ju Sag. o. 2 (Hildesheim [?], 3rd third of the fifteenth century), f. 150v, within a section of "Orationes de BMV"; see KLEIN-OTT 2009, 349-365: 356.

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
Ave mundi domina
ID: M031
Gaspar (index)
Weerbeke, Gaspar van
- C12a Ave mundi domina
T031 Ave mundi domina