The Aeterna Christi munera is the oldest of the hymns In natali martyrum, and so is the source and inspiration of all other hymns for martyrs. We have set the original verses of this hymn to two Dominican melodies.
From the Liturgical Year, Gueranger
“St Peter Damien has consecrated a hymn to the doctor of the Gentile in strains of energetic piety.”
N.B. We have not found an original melody for this hymn so have set this to an Ambrosian melody.
Congregational Propers sheet
The following hymns have been found in the Analecta Hymnica,
Georgii militia, Matins Hymn from the Analecta Hymnica Vol.43 Hymn. ms. S. Petri Mart. Utinen. saec. 16. Cod. Civit. Utinen.
Salve festa Dies, Georgi, Processional Hymn for the Feast of St. George, from Analecta Hymnica Vol 43. Process. ms. Londinense ann. 1413-1422. Cod. Oxonien. Lat. Lit. e 7. Abschrift von Rev. H. M. Bannister.
And the following Hymns from an unpublished work on Hymns
Ad festum tanti martyris,
Strenui athletae canimus triumphos.
The Sequence for Easter Sunday in the Roman Rite is well known, but the modern version is missing a line from the original. This line was omitted in the Trent Missal.
Another Sequence is more commonly given for Easter Sunday in many manuscripts,
Lessons for Tenebrae set to the Common tone,
Lessons set in another of the three suggested Tones can be found here,
These lessons have been set thanks to the brilliant programme found here,
and the texts found here, http://www.fidelitybooks.com.au/Hugh/
The Crux Fidelis and the Vexilla Regis can be found in the Graduale and are used Liturgically on this day. Both these Hymns have been revised, but the older versions below can also be used. The scan of the Crux… is from the 1961 G.R. the scan of the Vexilla is from the 1910 L.U.
Below is the ‘original’ version of the Vexilla Regis not the modern version used for Vespers during Passiontide, for feasts of the Holy Cross, and as a processional Hymn on Good Friday.
Congregational Propers booklet pre-1955 Rite