Category Archives: Sequences

Lætabundus Exultet Fidelis Chorus

This hymn was widely used as the Sequence hymn for Christmas in the Middle Ages, and was used as such in the Sarum Missal. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feast of the Purification … Continue reading

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Altissima Providente

This hymn is a medieval sequence hymn used for the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21). From what I can ascertain it was widely used in different late medieval Missals. It was used for this … 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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Oh, That Day Of Wrath Dismaying

This is the traditional Sequence hymn for the Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form).In the Ordinary Form, it has been retained and sung optionally in three sections for Office of Readings, Lauds and Vespers during the weekdays of the 34th Week of … Continue reading

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Spouse Of Christ, To Whom ‘Tis Given

This hymn comes from the 1665 Paris Missal for All Saints Day. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Spouse of Christ, to whom ’tis given, For thy Lord to strive … Continue reading

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Missus Gabriel De Cælis

This hymn was used in the Sarum Missal for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Missus Gabriel de cælis, Verbi baiulus fidelis, Sacris disserit loquelis Cum beata Virgine. Verbum bonum et suave Pandit intus in conclave, Et ex Eva format* Ave, Evæ … Continue reading

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Day Of Wrath And Doom Impending

This is the traditional Sequence hymn for the Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form).In the Ordinary Form, it has been retained and sung optionally in three sections for Office of Readings, Lauds and Vespers during the weekdays of the 34th Week of … Continue reading

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