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Baptism of our Lord Antiphons

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Pastor Weedon, browsing through the 1613 Magdeburg service book, found three antiphons he particularly enjoyed (free liturgical texts). He translated them here, here and here, and then pondered in his heart what it would be like to have them in English to sing. I capitulated, naturally. Here are three antiphons for use at the daily […]

A Long and Fruitful Honeymoon

Friday, July 17th, 2009

…at least productive musically. Here are the introits for the Sundays after Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, and the First-Eighth Sundays after. Hopefully we’ll remain caught up from here on out. After the completion of the summer introits I hope to begin transcribing the Alleluias & Verses for the Church Year. (I also intend to do […]

Easter Introit

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Here’s the introit for the Resurrection of our Lord. Apologies on not getting Maundy Thursday’s introit up in time. Next year! Easter

The Annunciation of Mary the Virgin

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Two introits are given in the texts of the common service for the Annunciation. The first corresponds to non-martyr virgins in the Roman liber usualis. The second is the introit for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Rorate coeli with a different verse. It is this second introit that is attested to in early Lutheran chant sources […]

Propers for Quadragesima (Lent)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Here are the introits for the six Sundays in Lent. Note on the text: Laetare features an antiphon drawn from Isaiah 66:10-11. The text of the common service omits a portion of verse 11 that is retained in the gregorian, though even this is edited slightly. It seems that even in the 16th century there […]