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Hymns and motets 

Ps. 95, 1. Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * cantáte Dómino, omnis terra.

Quick jump:
Blessed Sacrament  →  Adore te devote, ... .
Advent  →  Rorate caeli desuper, Creator alme siderum, ... .
Lent  →  Attende Domine, ... .
Passion  →  Vexilla Regis, ... .
Pentecost  →  Veni Creator, ... .
Our Lady  →  Salve Regina, Regina Caeli, ... .

Intr. = Introitus, Introit
Grad. = Graduale, Gradual
All. = Alleluia
Tract. = Tractus, Tract
Seq. = Sequentia, Sequence
Offert. = Offertorium, Offertory
Comm. = Communio, Communion
Ant. = Antiphona, Antiphon
Ps. = Psalmus, Psalm
Hymn. = Hymnum, Hymn
Cant. = Canticum, Canticle

LU = The Liber Usualis 1961 - PDF
GR = Graduale Romanum 1961 - PDF
AR = Antiphonale Romanum 1949 - PDF
PBC = Parish Book of Chant 2008 - PDF
M F T     Mode color, Final, Tenor + examples M F T
 1  D A serious Kyrie XI, Jesu dulcis, Ave maris stella, Gaudeamus, Inclina, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Dies irae 1A A E
 2  D F sad/content Dominus dixit, Qui habitat, Jerusalem (surge), Vir erat, De profundis, Justus (ut palma) 2A A C
 3  E C mystic Pange lingua, Exsurge, Eripe me, Omnia, Gaudens, Dignus, Benedicite 3A A F
 4  E A harmonious Credo I, Creator alme siderum, Resurrexi, Laetentur, Confirma, Various Alleluias 4B B E
 5  F C glad Credo III, Adoro te, Salve Regina, Attende Domine, Cogitationes, Tribulationes, Timebunt 5C C G
 6  F A devout Ave verum, Ave Regina, Regina caeli, Ubi caritas, In splendoribus, Pascha nostrum, Requiem 6C C E
 7  G D angelic Asperges, Hosanna, Oculi mei, Factus est repente, Ecce panis, Signum, In paradisum
 8  G C perfect Ad te levavi, Veni Creator, O salutaris Hostia, Introibo, Jubilate Deo, Pater, Lux aeterna

   Proper:  Mode:  

Hymn mode
/
tone
LU
1961
PBC
2008
Comments
Blessed Sacrament
Hymn. Adoro te devote
5
5C
LU1855

MV1894
PBC90
D
This piece can be written in mode 5 with final C instead of the common final F (see table at the top of this page).
- As the melody is not always written for each verse, I underline any syllable on double note (podatus, clivis), it helps a lot!

Adoro te devote, latens Deitas,
Quae sub his figuris vere latitas;
Tibi se cor meum totum subjicit,
Quia te contemplans totum deficit.
Hymn. Adoremus in aeternum
5 LU1853

MV1986
PBC89
D
Hymn. Ave verum
6 LU1856

MV1896
LB600

PBC92
F
Hymn. Anima Christi
8 PBC91
A
Article on Wikipedia.
Hymn. Anima Christi
P
o
l
y
Superb polyphonic version.
Seq. Lauda Sion
7 LU945

MV795
GR315
B/C
Sequence from Corpus Christi mass.
Seq. Ecce panis (angelorum)
7 LU948

MV799
GR318

PBC99
B
Last 4 verses of the sequence Lauda Sion from Corpus Christi mass.
Hymn. Jesu dulcis memoria
1 LU452

MV374
AR300

LB601

PBC101
A/B
Vespers hymn for the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
There is a different opinion regarding the last note D on the "a" of memoria: both Liber Usualis and Parish Book of Chant (as well as Antiphonale Romanum) do not show any rhythmic sign but the Mass & Vespers and Liber Brevior have an episema on this note. The singer on the first video shows an interpretation without any pause or lengthening.
Ant. O sacrum convivium
5a LU959
F
Antiphon for Vespers at Corpus Christi.
It was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Hymn. O salutaris Hostia
8 LU941

MV810
PBC103
G
Conclusion of Lauds hymn on Corpus Christi.
Hymn. Panis angelicus
4 LU922
PBC107
D
Last two verses of hymn Sacris solemnis at Matins of Corpus Christi.
Hymn. Pange lingua
3 LU957

MV818
GR152*

PBC105
D/F
To be sung at the procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
Repeat the first 4 verses until the procession has come back to the altar then launch verses 5 and 6: Tantum ergo (see below) and kneel at the same time.
There are a few melodies for this hymn but the well-known one is to be found page 957 in the Liber Usualis.
Also sung at Vespers on the feast of Corpus Christi.
Hymn. Tantum ergo
3 LU958

MV819
PBC106

GR152*
D
Verses 5 and 6 of the previous hymn Pange lingua.
Kneel during the Tantum ergo.
Hymn. Te Deum
(solemn tone)

3 LU1832

MV1972
PBC110

GR141*
D/E
Kneel at Te ergo.
Cf. Introibo.
Hymn. Te Deum
(simple tone)

3 LU1834

MV1976
GR144*

AR69*
D/E
Kneel at Te ergo.
Cf. Introibo.
Hymn. Ubi caritas
6 LU675
PBC147
F
Info: sometimes the word amor is replaced by vera.
Advent
Hymn. Rorate caeli desuper
1 LU1868

MV1904
PBC131
F
Hymn for Advent. (Wikipedia)
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

PBC130
G
Lovely hymn sung at Vespers during Advent:
« Bright builder of the heavenly poles,
Eternal light of faithful souls,
Jesus, Redeemer of mankind,
Our humble prayers vouchsafe to mind. »
- Unusual to find a F clef for the mode 4. The version in the Parish Book of Chant has a C clef but the notes are a bit low on the staff.
Nativity
Hymn. Jesu Redemptor omnium
1 LU365

MV326
AR260
D
Vespers hymn at Christmas.
Epiphany
Hymn. Crudelis Herodes
3 LU464
MV386
AR308
D
Vespers hymn at Epiphany.
Hymn. O lux beata
2 LU475

MV400
E
Hymn for Vespers at Holy Family.
Lent
Hymn. Attende Domine
5C LU1871

MV1916
LB609

PBC141
C
- Watch out the additional note (and syllable) on impiis at verse 5.
Hymn. Audi benigne conditor
2 LU539

MV473
AR362
F
Hymn for Vespers during Lent.
Passion
Hymn. Vexilla Regis
1 LU575

MV504
PBC152
F
Paschal Time
Hymn. Salve festa dies
4 MV1928
AR166*
Hymn. Ad regias Agni dapes
8 LU812

MV685
AR453

F
Hymn for Vespers during Paschal time, from Low Sunday.
Pentecost
Hymn. Veni Creator Spiritus
8 LU885

MV768
PBC115

GR150*
E/F
All kneel for the first verse.
Hymn. Veni Creator Spiritus (monastic)
8 Hymn
E/F
This is the monastic version with an additional distropha on the words Spiritus, altissimi, and pectora.
It can be found in the 1934 Antiphonale Monasticum page 518 or 1254.
Trinity
Hymn. Tu Trinitatis unitas
8 LU907
A
Hymn for Lauds at Trinity.
Hymn. Jam sol recedit igneus
8 LU915

LU312
A
Hymn for Vespers at Trinity.

Also a hymn for 1st Sunday Vespers (Saturday evening), Liber Usualis page 312.
Corpus Christi
Hymn. Verbum supernum
8 LU940
G
Hymn for Lauds at Corpus Christi.
Hymn. O salutaris Hostia
8 LU941
PBC103
G
Conclusion of Lauds hymn on Corpus Christi.
Hymn. Pange lingua
3 LU957

MV818
GR152*

PBC105
D
To be sung at the procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
Repeat the first 4 verses until the procession has come back to the altar then launch verses 5 and 6: Tantum ergo and kneel at the same time.
There are a few melodies for this hymn but the well-known one is to be found page 957 in the Liber Usualis.

Also sung at Vespers on the feast of Corpus Christi.
Sacred Heart
Hymn. Cor arca
3 LU967
E
Hymn for Lauds at Sacred Heart.
Hymn. En ut superba
3 LU978
E
Hymn for Vespers at Sacred Heart.
Other season
Hymn. Lucis creator
8 LU256

MV119
AR48
E
Hymn for Sunday Vespers, ordinary time.
Hymn. Lucis creator (2)
8 LU257 AR49
D
Hymn. Lucis creator (3)
1 LU258 AR51
D
St Michael
Hymn. Te splendor et virtus Patris
2 LU1661
AR854
F
Vespers hymn of St Michael the Archangel, 29 Sep.
St Gabriel
St Raphael
Hymn. Christe sanctorum (Raphael)
1 LU1702
A
Vespers hymn of St Raphael the Archangel, 24 Oct.
St John the Baptist
Hymn. Ut queant laxis
2 LU1504

MV1229
Vespers hymn of St John the Baptist, 24th June.
Actually the videos give the new melody, I think taken from the Liber Hymnarius...
Hymn. Ut queant laxis
(monastic)

2 AM922
Monastic version.
The second video shows the wrong square notes but the melody is the right one.
St Joseph
Hymn. Te Joseph celebrent
1 LU1447

MV702
AR650
D
Vespers hymn of St Joseph the workman, 1st May.
Martyr
Hymn. Deus tuorum militum
8 LU1126
B
Vespers hymn for One Martyr.
Confessor Bishop
Hymn. Iste Confessor (1)
8 LU1177

MV1651
AR[49]
G
Vespers hymn for a Confessor Bishop.

Read in this 1965 French Breviary: « L'hymne Iste Confessor (d'un Confesseur Pontife) est l'hymne propre de Saint Martin (11 Nov). Elle célèbre dans la troisième strophe les miracles accomplis près de son tombeau, qui fut au Moyen Age un des plus célèbres lieux de pélerinage. ». For those who do not read French: « The hymn Iste Confessor (of a Confessor Bishop) is the proper hymn for St Martin (11 Nov). Through the 3rd paragraph it celebrates the miracles accomplished near his tomb, which was one of the most famous places of pilgrimage during Middle Age. »
Hymn. Iste Confessor (2)
8 LU1178

MV---
AR[51]
G
Vespers hymn for a Confessor Bishop.
Hymn. Iste Confessor (3)
8 LU---
MV---
AR[52]
Vespers hymn for a Confessor Bishop.
Hymn. Iste Confessor (4)
1 LU1179
MV1566
AR[53]
A
Vespers hymn for a Confessor Bishop.
From the feast of St Martin (Mass & Vespers). Mass & Vespers mentions this hymn was first written in honour of St Martin.
Confessor not a Bishop
Hymn. Iste Confessor (5)
2 LU1196
MV1663
AR[68]
F
Vespers hymn for a Confessor not a Bishop.
Hymn. Iste Confessor (6)
1 LU1198
MV1370
AR[69]
D
Vespers hymn for a Confessor not a Bishop.
From the feast of St Joachim (Mass & Vespers).
Hymn. Iste Confessor (7)
1 LU---
MV---
AR[71]
Vespers hymn for a Confessor not a Bishop.
Hymn. Iste Confessor (8)
4 LU---
MV---
AR[72]
Vespers hymn for a Confessor not a Bishop.
Our Pope
Hymn. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro
1 LU1866
G
« Let us pray for our Pope Francis ».
Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary
Anth. Alma Redemptoris Mater (solemn tone)
5 LU273

MV238
PBC119
C/D
Compline anthem from Vespers of Saturday before 1st Sunday of Advent to 2nd Vespers of the Purification.
Anth. Ave Regina Caelorum (solemn tone)
6C LU274
PBC121
F
Compline anthem from Compline of Feb. 2nd (even if the Feast of the Purification be transferred) until Compline of Wednesday in Holy Week.
Anth. Regina Caeli (solemn tone)
6 LU275
PBC122
F
Compline anthem from Compline of Easter Sunday to Compline of Friday after the Feast of Pentecost inclusively.
Anth. Salve Regina (solemn tone)
1 LU276

MV243
PBC117
A/B
Compline anthem from 1st Vespers of the Feast of the Blessed Trinity to None on Saturday before the 1st Sunday of Advent.
Anth. Salve Regina (solemn tone, monastic)
1 LU---
MV---
PBC118
A/B
Similar to the solemn tone in the beginning, but then slightly different.
Anth. Salve Regina (solemn tone, Carthusian)
1 LU---
MV---
Carth.
A/B


From this NLM article.
Anth. Alma Redemptoris Mater (simple tone)
5C LU277

MV239
PBC119
C
Compline anthem from Vespers of Saturday before 1st Sunday of Advent to 2nd Vespers of the Purification.
Anth. Ave Regina Caelorum (simple tone)
6 LU278
PBC120
F
Compline anthem from Compline of Feb. 2nd (even if the Feast of the Purification be transferred) until Compline of Wednesday in Holy Week.
Anth. Regina Caeli (simple tone)
6 LU278
PBC121
F
Compline anthem from Compline of Easter Sunday to Compline of Friday after the Feast of Pentecost inclusively.
Anth. Salve Regina (simple tone)
5C LU279
PBC116
C
Compline anthem from 1st Vespers of the Feast of the Blessed Trinity to None on Saturday before the 1st Sunday of Advent.
Anth. Alma Redemptoris Mater - Palestrina
P
o
l
y
Alma

E
From Palestrina.
Anth. Regina Caeli
KV 108 Mozart

P
o
l
y
KV108

PDF
G
KV 108 from Mozart.
Anth. Regina Caeli
KV 276 Mozart

P
o
l
y
KV276

PDF
C
KV 276 from Mozart.
Ant. Angelus Domini
4A* Angelus
PDF
D
« The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary... »


An article about the Angelus. (archived)
Ant. Angelus Domini
(variant)

4A* Angelus
D
Hymn. Ave Maria
1 LU1861
PBC122
F
Hymn. Ave maris stella
1 LU1259

MV1360
AR[117]

PBC123

PDF
D
Vespers hymn for Immaculate Conception and Assumption.
The name Mary is said to mean "Star of the Sea" = stella maris.
The first verse is said kneeling.
There is a little mistake on the word semper page 1260 of the Liber Usualis: the notes should be GA, not EA, as indicated by the custos on the previous page. All the other verses are correct.

Promises to those who sing Ave maris stella: During a riot at Rome, a mob came to the house where St. Bridget lived; a leader talked of burning Bridget alive. She prayed to Our Lord to know if she should flee to safety. Jesus advised her to stay: "It doesn't matter if they plot Thy death. My power will break the malice of Thy enemies: if Mine Crucified Me, it is because I permitted it." Our Blessed Mother added: "Sing as a group the AVE MARIS STELLA and I'll guard you from every danger."

Lovely polyphonic setting: by Grieg.
Hymn. Ave mundi spes Maria
 7 
&
 8 
Hymn
This hymn is flagged as mode 7 and 8, don't know why... It seems more a mode 7 with the recitation note on D.
Hymn. Sub tuum praesidium
7 LU1861
PBC127
E
Probably the oldest prayer to the BVM.


* Article in French.
Seq. Inviolata
6 LU1861
PBC124
E
Hymn. O quam glorifica
2 LU1864
F
The videos do not give the exact melody but close enough. For example the first one is the melody from the Liber Hymnarius, which adds a D at the end of caeligenas.
Seq. Stabat Mater
2 LU1634v

MV1423
GR597
G
Hymn. Salve Mater
5C LB627

PBC126

PDF
G
This hymn can also be found page 396 of the book "Magnificat".



















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