This text is used at all times in the Roman rite except during Advent as the Communion motet of the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin. A longer version of the same also forms the 7th Respond at Matins on Christmas Day.
Musical settings at CPDL
Other settings possibly not included in the manual list above
- Anonymous — Beata Viscera V (D-Ju MS 35)
Texts with same incipit are Beata viscera (Pérotin) and Beata viscera (Worcester fragments) (Anonymous) "Beata viscera Mariae virginis, quae fructu…")
Text and translations
The text below in bold is common to both Communion and Respond; that in normal font belongs only to the Respond, while the Alleluia is used for the Communion during Paschal Time.
Beata viscera Mariae Virginis,
Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary,