Congregational Propers sheet (pre-1955)
Congregational Propers Booklet (pre-1955)
Congregational Propers Booklet
From the 16th century Salzinnes Antiphonal
First Vespers Hymn, Magnum salutis gaudium
Terce Hymn, Jam surgit hora tercia
For other Hymns see Palm Sunday
A Processional Hymn in honour of St. Patrick
From the Analecta Hymnica Vol. 43 pg. 266
De Sancto Patricio
Salve, festa dies, toto venerabilis aevo,
Qua fert Patricium Christus ad astra pium.
Sidus praeclarum lumen dat in aethere clarum,
Quod Deus amplificat, mundus eoque micat.
Sidus hos est Phoebus ipsis lucendo diebus
Clarus et eximius lumine Patricius.
Hic non credentem, quam duxit Hibernia, gentem
Conjunxit fidei per sacra verba Dei.
Hic est vir mirus, quo nescit Hibernia, virus;
Praedicat ille Deum, morsque fugit per eum
Hujus in ore, Deus, tua se miracula palant,
Exta furis balant, paenitet ille reus.
Nos prece felici jungas, pater alme Patriti,
Perpetuo soli, qui micat arce poli.
Process. ms. Dublinese saec. ? Cod. Oxonien.
Music in preparation…
One of the many manuscripts that are still available to us is the Salzinnes Antiphonal. Not only is this manuscript beautifully scanned but also has a menu tab that gives the text in easy to read modern fonts.
For Passion Sunday the following Hymns are found therein,
Vespers and Matins Hymn, Hymnum dicamus domino laudes
Compline Hymn, Crux fidelis inter omnes
Terce Hymn, Vexilla regis prodeunt fulget
N.B. The Lauds Hymn uses verse 5 onwards of the Hymnum dicamus domino laudes
Other Passiontide Hymns can be found here, Passiontide
Our first Hymn is the famous hymn to St. Gregory Anglorum jam Apostolus, this is found in a number of books including Plainsong for Schools. It is also found with different melodies in the Antiphonale Monasticum. This Hymn is usually split V. 1-5 & 9 are used for Vespers and Matins and V 6-9 for Lauds.
Another Hymn found in the Analecta Hymnica, we have not found the melody used for this Hymn so have used one of the melodies used for the above hymn.