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Patapan

This is a traditional Burgundian Christmas carol by Bernard de la Monnoye. Willie, get your little drum, Robin, bring your flute and come. Aren’t they fun to play upon? Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan; When you play your fife and drum, How can … Continue reading

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Patapan

This is a traditional Burgundian Christmas carol by Bernard de la Monnoye. This is the standard French text as it appears in the 1842 edition of Bernard de la Monnoye’s Noëls Bourguignons (originally published 1720): Guillot, prends ton tambourin, Toi, … Continue reading

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To The Name Of Our Salvation

This hymn was used in some regional breviaries for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. According to Hymns Ancient and Modern the source was the Liège Breviary, but according to the Thesaurus Hymnologicus and The Latin Hymn Writers … Continue reading

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Gloriosi Salvatoris

This hymn was used in some regional breviaries for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. According to Hymns Ancient and Modern the source was the Liège Breviary, but according to the Thesaurus Hymnologicus and The Latin Hymn Writers … Continue reading

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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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From The Eastern Mountains

From the eastern mountains, pressing on, they come, Wise men in their wisdom, to His humble home; Stirred by deep devotion, hasting from afar, Ever journeying onward, guided by a star. Refrain: Light of life that shineth ere the worlds … Continue reading

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