Category Archives: Sequences from the Sarum Missal

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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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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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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