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  • Don't forget, this is the same tune as that for the Latin hymn A solis ortus cardine, sung in English on this mp3 by the LLPB cantor.

    The Epiphany Office

  • This hymn is a continuation of the hymn A solis ortus cardine and is used for Vespers on Epiphany.

    The Epiphany Office

  • Simply for interest, I include a recording of a choir singing a song labeled Hostis Herodes impie; it is indeed the same tune as A solis ortus cardine.

    The Epiphany Office

  • As a result of a question Derek asks on his blog, I've finally found the "longer alphabetic hymn" from which the Christmas and Epiphany Office hymns, A solis ortus cardine and Hostis Herodes impie were created.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The second hymn for Christmas Day as listed at LLPB is, in the English version, sung as From East to West, From Shore to Shore, which is, according to Derek, the Latin hymn A solis ortus cardine, which is also used at Lauds throughout the season.

    An Office Hymn Tune Compendium, Part VI

  • Here's the score to Hymn 27, listed above as the hymn Lauds & 2nd Evensong: A solis ortus cardine:

    The Christmas Office

  • Lauds & 2nd Evensong: A solis ortus cardine ... ... ...

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Obj. 3: Further, the cardinal virtues are about those things upon which human life is chiefly occupied, just as a door turns upon a hinge (_cardine_).

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Homely, kindly, a lover of children, he had a deep feeling for the festival of Christmas; and not only did he translate into German "A solis ortus cardine" and "Veni, redemptor | 71 | gentium," but he wrote for his little son Hans one of the most delightful and touching of all Christmas hymns -- "Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her."

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • Other early hymns are "A solis ortus cardine" ( "From east to west, from shore to shore"), by a certain Coelius Sedulius (d. _c. _ 450), still sung by the Roman Church at Lauds on Christmas Day, and "Jesu, redemptor omnium" (sixth century), the office hymn at Christmas Vespers.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan


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