M034 Anima mea liquefacta est

Standardised text incipit: 
Anima mea liquefacta est
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Gaspar" (I-Mfd 1, index; as part of C12a)
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 129v-130r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 24-27; CMM 106.3; MCE 5.4
Further notes: 

Concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: B-Br MS 228, ff. 47v-48r; CH-SGs MS 463 (“Tschudi Liederbuch”), No. 102; E-Bbc M 454 (“Cancionero musical de Barcelona”), ff. 130v-131r; I-Fn MS Banco Rari 229, ff. 161v-162r; I-Fn MS Magl. XIX.178, ff. 72v-73r; PL-Wu 5892 (olim 2016), ff. 10v-11r; US-Wc M2.1.M6 Case (“Wolffheim Fragment”), ff. 86v-87v.

See also the Gaspar van Weerbeke Project.

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Anima mea liquefacta est
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Marian feasts (Nativity; Assumption)
Full text: 

Anima mea liquefacta est ut dilectus meus locutus est. Quaesivi illum et non inveni, vocavi et non respondit mihi. Invenerunt me custodes civitatis et percusserunt me et vulneraverunt me, tulerunt pallium meum custodes murorum. Filiae Ierusalem, nuntiate dilecto meo quia amore langueo.

English translation: 

My soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Marian antiphon, mainly associated with the Assumption or the Nativity of the BVM, Cantus ID 001418
Quaesivi illum et non inveni] quaesivi et non inveni illum
et percusserunt] percusserunt
dilecto meo] dilecto


Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

CZ-Ps MS D.G.IV.47 (“Strahov Codex”), ff. 205v-206r, Anima mea liquefacta est (anon.)
text as in Cantus ID 001418

Music incipit (MEI): 

Sources with this motet

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
Anima mea liquefacta est
ID: M034
Gaspar (index; as part of C12a)
Weerbeke, Gaspar van
- C12a Ave mundi domina
T034 Anima mea liquefacta est