Some Hymns in honour of the Holy Innocents,
From the Liturgical Year, Gueranger, Vol.2, pg. 444. “Prudentius, the Poet of the Mysteries and the Martyrs, from whom the Church has taken her beautiful stanzas for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Salvete, Flores Martyrum, celebrates the immolation of these lovely Babes of Bethlehem in his exquisite Hymn for the Epiphany. It is to this Hymn that the Roman Liturgy has had recourse for several great Feasts; and we now extract from it the strophes which refer to our dear Innocents.”
We have typeset the stanzas from Gueranger to the melody found in the Liber Usualis for the Salvete, Flores Martyrum.
The Augsberg Antiphonal has a version of this Hymn, set to an unusual melody. Please note, For ease of use, we have written the latin text without the abbreviations found in the manuscript. In the second version below we have set the Hymn in the modern style with elisions.
Hymn in Honour of St John
Hymns in Honour of St Stephen
Hymn from the Hymnarium of B. Joseph-Maria Tommasi
Sol, Astra, Terra, æquora,
Compline Hymn for Advent from the Augsberg Antiphonal
Advent Hymns part 2 (under construction)
Hymns from the Mozarabic Breviary, We have been unable to find authentic melodies for these Hymns, so have set them to melodies used for Advent Hymns found in the Augsberg Antiphonal 1580 A.D.
Christi Caterva Clamitet
Cunctorum Rex Omnipotens Alternative melody