Category Archives: Pre-Tridentine Sequences

The Strain Upraise Of Joy And Praise

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia! To the glory of their King Shall the … Continue reading

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Cantemus Cuncti Melodium Nunc Alleluia!

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. Cantemus cuncti melodium nunc Alleluia! In laudibus Æterni Regis Hæc plebs resultet, Alleluia! Hoc denique cælestes chori Cantent in altum, Alleluia! Hoc beatorum Per prata Paradisiaca Psallat concentus, Alleluia! Quin … Continue reading

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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 Feasts 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 and on the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence … 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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