Companion to Missal-B: Sanctorale

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November 29: Vigil of St. Andrew, Apostle
Officium. Dominus secus mare Galilee (after Mat. 4:18 and Mark 1:16; Ps. 18:2.)

Communion. Dixit Andreas Symoni (after John 1:41-42.)

November 30: Saint Andrew, Apostle

Alleluya. Dilexit Andream Dominus

Sequence. Sacrocancta hodierne festivitas

Communion. Venite post me (after Mat. 4:19-20.)

December 8: Conception of Blessed Mary
Frere (The Sarum Gradual, xxix.) places the general establishment of this Feast in the 11th century. This would align with the re-invigoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin at Chartres in the same era. See Margot Fassler, ‘Mary’s Nativity, Fulbert of Chartres, and the Stirps Jesse: Liturgical Innovation circa 1000 and Its Afterlife’ Speculum LXXV (2000):389-434.
However, this Feast does not appear in the ‘Old Ordinal’ (The Use of Sarum II:106; 177), nor in The Sarum Missal Edited from Three Early Manuscripts: 235.  In the Kalendar of the latter (xxxii), the entry indicates ‘Conceptio sancte marie.  ix. lec.  Sarum nichil.’  Presumably the introduction of this Feast into the Sarum books coincided with the broader dissemination made possible through printing in the late 15th. century.
The texts, with the exception of the Sequence, are taken from the Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Mary, September 8.
The York Use borrows the same texts from the Nativity, including also the Sequence, ‘Alle celeste’.
The Roman Missals generally have different texts, presumably reflecting the initiatives of Popes Sixtus IV, Pius V, and Pius IX.
The Dominican Missal (Venice: Herzog, 1494) omits this Feast entirely, perhaps due to the teachings of Thomas Aquinas, himself a Dominican.

Prayer. Supplicationem servorum tuorum.
Most Roman Missals have ‘Deus qui per immaculatam Virginis’.
The Roman Missal (1744) has ‘Famulis tuis quesumus Domine’.

Secret. Unigeniti tui Domine
The Roman Missal (1500 and 1543) has ‘Suscipe digneris per temetipsum’.
The Roman Missal (1744) has ‘Unigeniti tui Domine’.
The Liber Usualis and modern Roman Missal have ‘Salutarem hostiam’.

Postcommunion. Sumpsimus Domine celebritatis
The Roman Missal (1500 and 1543) has ‘Odorem Domine sacrificii hujus’.
The Roman Missal (1744) has ‘Sumpsimus Domine celebritatis’.
The Liber Usualis and modern Roman Missal have ‘Sacramenta quae sumpsimus’.

December 13: Saint Lucy

Secret. Gratanter Domine quesumus
The Roman Missal (1500 and 1543) has ‘Accepta tibi sit’.

Postcommunion. Lucie virginis et martyris
The Roman Missals have ‘Satiasti Domine familiam tuam’.

December 21: St. Thomas, Apostle

Communion. Mitte manum tuam (after John 20:25, 27.)

Postcommunion. Prosit plebi tue
The Roman Missals have ‘Adesto nobis misericors Deus’.

January 22: St. Vincent, martyr
Sequence. Stola jocunditatis
This text, with alterations, is reworked from for St. Lawrence (August 10).
Trans. © 2015 by Matthew Carver.

January 25: Conversion of Saint Paul.
Officium. Letemur omnes in Domino.
This is by no means a common Introit for this day. It is found in CANTUS only in one source, a Gradual from Sens, ca. 1400: P-Ln (Lisboa) Instituto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro Iluminado 84:164v.
The ‘Psalm’ is a continuation of the text of the Antiphon, and is not from the Psalter.

February 2: Purification of Blessed Mary

Sequence. Hac clara die
10th. c.; Melody ‘Post partum’
Trans. © 2013 by Matthew Carver.

March 25: The Annunciation of Blessed Mary

Sequence. Ave mundi spes Maria
Adam of St. Victor.

May 3: Invention of the Holy Cross

Sequence. Salve crux sancta, arbor digna
The melody, known as ‘Dulce lignum minor’, is based on the melody of the preceding Alleluya.  See David Hiley, ‘Dulce lignum maior et minor‘, in Daniel Saulnier et al, Lingua mea calamus scribe(Solesmes, 2009), 159-172.

June 9: The Translation of Saint Edmund

The Alleluya is in rhyme.

July 2: The visitation of Blessed Mary
The York Use omits this Feast.

Alleluya V. Mater mirifica summa
The Alleluya is in thyme.

Sequence. Celebremus in hac die
‘probably composed at Salisbury {Daniel, v. 258), . . . and which has this strophe —

Visitatrlx in montanls,
Visitatrix in his planis,
Sis matris ecclesiae,

which seems to have been written after the removal of the cathedral to its present site.’ (Julian, A Dictionary of Hymnology, 649.)

July 4: Translation and Ordination of St. Martin

Sequence. Sacerdotem Christi Martinum

July 16: Translation of St. Osmund
Officium. Gaudeamus omnes
The basis of this text is used for a number of Saints, especially Thomas Becket, and Feasts of the Virgin. The Sarum sources provide no music for this particular text, but it should obviously use the same music as provided for the Feast of the Assumption. This is provided in the Appendix.

Sequence. Gaudeamus Messia
This Sequence is not provided with music in the Sarum sources. However, it adapts perfectly to the familiar melody of Lauda Syon, and is thus set in the Appendix.

July 22: St. Mary Magdalene

Sequence. Mane prima sabbati
Trans. Hymn Melodies for the Whole Year (Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, 1896): vi.
This Sequence is also used on Saturday of Easter Week.
Another translation appears in Hymns From the Ancient English Service Books (1882): 112 (#122).
A partial translation by J. M. Neale appears in The Hymnal Noted, #80.

July 26: Saint Anne

Alleluya V. Salve sancta mater Anna
The Alleluya is in meter and rhyme

Sequence. Testamento veteri Anna
AH-VIII: #125 (p. 101).
This sequence appears in a handful of late-medieval sources.

August 7: The Most Sweet Name of Jesus

The Tract is versified.

The Communion is versified.

August 10: St. Lawrence, martyr

Sequence. Stola jocunditatis
This text, with alterations, is reused for St. Vincent (January 22).
trans. © 2015 by Matthew Carver.

August 14: Vigil of the Assumption of Blessed Mary
Officium. Salve sancta Parens
This Officium is in hexameters.

August 15: Assumption of Blessed Mary

Sequence. Area virga prima matris
11th c.  Melody ‘Hodie Maria virgo’.
Trans. © 2013 by Matthew Carver. Used by permission.

August 16: Second Day

Sequence. Post partum virgo Maria
Trans. © 2013 by Matthew Carver. Used by permission.

August 17: Third Day

Sequence. Ave Maria gratia plena
Trans. © 2013 by Matthew Carver. Used by permission.

August 21: Seventh Day

Sequence. Hodierne lux diei
Adam of St. Victor

August 22: Octave Day

Sequence. Ave preclara maris stella
trans. © 2013 by Matthew Carver. Used by permission.

September 8: Nativity of Blessed Mary

Alleluya. Nativitas gloriose virginis
The text of the Alleluya foreshadows the Gospel Lesson.

Sequence. Alle celeste necnon
Late 9th. c.  Melody ‘Mater sequentiarum’.

September 14 Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sequence. Laudes crucis attollamus
Adam of St. Victor.
‘that which Dr. Neale has denominated “the masterpiece of Adam,”‘. (Julian, A Dictionary of Hymnology, 649.)

Misse votive

In commemoratione Sancti Spiritus

Sequence. Veni Sancte Spiritus
This sequence has been attributed to Stephen Langton (d. 1228), Archbishop of Canterbury. (See F. J. E. Raby, The Oxford Book of Medieval Latin Verse, Oxford, 1959: 496.) It has also been attributed to Pope Innocent III (d. 1216). Called the ‘Golden Sequence’, in the Roman Use it is found on Pentecost Sunday.