FORM Antiphon for the Virgin
DIFFICULTY Easy
LENGTH Short
SOURCE Riesencodex f.467 recto

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"Nunc aperuit," Antiphon for the Virgin, Riesencodex f. 467 recto

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Text and Translation

Nunc
aperuit nobis clausa porta
quod serpens in muliere suffocavit,
unde lucet in aurora
flos de Virgine Maria.
Now
a bolted gate has opened for us
that which the serpent closed off in Eve,
whence the flower of the Virgin Mary
shines in the dawn.

 


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Editorial Notes

Other version (concordance) in Dendermonde f. 154 verso with the alternate title “Hodie aperuit.”

 

Musical transcription by Allison Mondel
Latin translation by Hugh McElroy

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