Category Archives: Pre-Tridentine Sequences

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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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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At The Cross Her Station Keeping

*At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last: Through her heart, his sorrow sharing, All his bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword has pass’d. Oh, how sad and sore … Continue reading

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This Day Let Solemn Strains

Today being the feast of St. Thomas Becket, here is the sequence hymn for his feast from the Sarum Missal: This day let solemn strains Resound on earth below, And o’er the Martyr’s palm Triumph the heavenly host. What do … Continue reading

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Christo Inclyto Candida

Here is the Sequence for All Saints Day from the Sarum Missal: Christo inclyto candida nostra canant melodia agmina, Laudes omnibus dantia sanctis per haec sacrata festalia. Mariam primum vox sonnet nostra, per quam nobis vitae sunt data praemia; Regina, … Continue reading

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