Category Archives: Ancient & Mediaeval Hymns

Omnes Fideles Plaudite

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21) in the Sarum Breviary. Omnes fideles plaudite, Et Virginis infantiam Devoto corde colite Mirantes eius gratiam. Nam in puella tenera Vernat … Continue reading

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Sacræ Parentes Virginis

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21) in the Sarum Breviary. Sacræ parentes virginis Steriles naturaliter: Hanc dono summi numinis Susceperunt feliciter. Votum solventes filiam Ad templum trimam … Continue reading

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O Dei Sapientia

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21) in the Sarum Breviary. O Dei sapientia Attingens cuncta fortiter: Humana lapsus vicia Sublevasti suaviter. Sumpsisti formam hominis In qua mortem … Continue reading

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Nos Imago Trinitatis

This hymn was used for Vespers for a unique feast from the Sarum Breviary. The Latin title of the feast, as it appears in the 1531 Folio edition of the Sarum Breviary, is “Festum Yconiæ (Iconiæ) Domini Salvatoris.” This may … Continue reading

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O Pater Sancte Mitis Atque Pie

This hymn was used for Lauds on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. O Pater Sancte mitis atque pie, O Iesu Christe Fili venerande, Paracliteque Spiritus, O Alme Deus æterne. Trinitas Sancta, Unitasque firma, Deitas vera, Bonitas immensa, Lux angelorum, … Continue reading

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Adesto Sancta Trinitas

This hymn was used for Vespers and Matins on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Adesto Sancta Trinitas, Par splendor, una Deitas, Qui extas rerum omnium Sine fine principium. Te cælorum militia Laudat, adorat, prædicat, Triplexque mundi machina Benedicit per … Continue reading

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Alma Chorus Domini

This hymn is a sequence which was used for Compline on Pentecost and the three days afterwards in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence for nuptial Masses in the Sarum Missal. Alma Chorus Domini nunc pangat … Continue reading

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