The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Medieval Carol Book

Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MSS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932).

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Source: Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #n, pp. x-y.

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #n, pp. x-y.

Table of Contents

I. From the Selden Manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Selden MS. B.26 is the primary source for songs, however, some songs are from MS. Eng. Poet e. I.

Question: Is there any relationship between the Selden MS. and  John Audelay?

 

No. Title

Source

Page

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Alleluia, Now Well May We Merthes Make

Now Well May We (Our) Merthis Make (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

Identical. Add Sheet Music and these needed notes or changes:

Verse 2, Line 2:

(All) of a maid that sinnčd (in) nought,

To the “Refrain” – add “Sung before each verse.”

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

Editor's Note:

The word “bis” does not occur in A Medieval Carol Book.

But ... New?: Now Well May We Merthis Make

 

 

Fix:

3. An angel of counsel this day is bornk,

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #1, pp. 2-3.

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.10.

Selden MS. B.26 f.10.

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An Heavenly Song

An heavenly song (This Day) (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

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The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

Add “Refrain” before:
An heavenly song, I dare well say

All the noted changes to verse 3 are already there.

Add note of this difference:

Verse 4:

Heavčn and earth are in His cure

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #2, pp. 4-5.

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.23v.

Selden MS. B.26 f. 23v,

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As I Lay Upon A Night

As I Lay Upon A Night (#174) (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

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Verse 1:

I beheld a bird

Also Verse 2, Line 3:

He seemčd by his semblance

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #3, pp. 6-7.

Selden MS. B.26 ff.18 and 18v.

Selden MS. B.26ff.18. Selden MS. B.26 f. 18v

 

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What Tidings Bringest Thou, Messinger?

What Tidings Bringest Thou Messenger? (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

 

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

Identical. Add Sheet Music and appropriate notes.

Correction to Note at bottom:

This note [the second note in the fourth measure

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #4, pp. 8-9.

Selden MS. B.26 f.15v.

Selden MS. B.26 f.15v

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Of A Rose Sing We

(This Rose Is Railed On A Ryse) (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

Identical. Add Sheet Music and appropriate notes.

Amended Footnote:

3. "Prys" (which means 'peace') in Terry. Return

Indent the fourth line of each verse.

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #n, pp. x-y.

 

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.9v.

Selden MS. B.26 f.9v

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Part I. From the Royal Shepherd's Line | David ex progenie (Selden MS., Bodleian Library);

Part II. "See the Word Our Flesh Become” (“Verbum caro factum est”) (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

Part I.

Error in first verse, first line of Latin text; should be:

David ex progenie,

Error. Third verse, first line:

Natus es de virgine,

Verse 4, line 3:

Omnium redempcio.

 

Part II is "See the Word Our Flesh Become” (“Verbum caro factum est”)

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

Same for both:

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #6, pp. 12-13.

 

 

Selden MS. B.26 ff.24v and 25.

(Selden MS. B.26 f. 24v & Selden MS. B.26 f. 25 )

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amcb25 & amcb26

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√ √ √ 7 Psallius Cantantes

Cast Away the Olden

Cast Away The Olden
Psallimus cantantes (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

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Note:

Psallimus cantantes Domino nova cantica dantes ?

Nope. That one from Thomas Wright.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #7, pp. 14-15.

 

 

MS. Eng. Poet e. I., ff.40Y & 41.

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√ √ √ 8 Alleluya. The Joy of Virgin Mary
Alleluya pro Virgine Maria (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

Identical. Add the sheet music. Formatting of verses is as follows:

1. Joy divine of Christmas Day,
Does our very Sins away
.....Alleluya.
No longer can Hell's peril stay.
.....Alleluya.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #8, pp. 16-17.

 

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.16

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√ √ √ 9 Though They Cannot Palter
Ecce quod natura (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #9, pp. 18-19.

 

 

MS. Ashmole 1393 f.69.

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√ √ √ 10 √ √ Omnes Una Gaudeamus

Let Us All Be Glad Together

New.

Let Us All Be Glad Together

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #10, pp. 20-21.

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.11.

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√ √ √ 11 √ √ Hail Mary Full of Grace

New

Hail Mary Full of Grace-Terry

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #11, pp. 22-23.

Selden MS. B.26 f. 23.

 

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√ √ √ 12 √ √ Sing We To This Merry Company

Sing We To This Merry Company

(Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols)

Identical. Add sheet music, etc.

Fix error in verse 4:

…..Regina celi letare.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #12, pp. 24-25.

Sing We To This Merry Company (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

Selden MS. B.26 f.10v

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√ √ 13 √ √ Ave Domina

 

Worshipt Be The Birth Of Thee
Ave Domina Celi Regina (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

Identical (from 200 Folk Carols). Add sheet music, etc.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #13, pp. 26-27.

 

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.14.

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√ √ 14 √ √ Make We Joy Now In This Fest

Make We Joy Now In This Fest (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

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Date about 1450.

Refrain; to be sung before each verse.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #14, pp. 28-29.

 

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.15v

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√ √ √  15 √ √ Nowel. This Is The Salutation.

Nowel, This Is The Salutation (Richard R. Terry, ca. 1923, from MS. Eng. poet. e. 1)

(from 200 Folk Carols)

Add sheet music, etc.

Add a link to the Selden M.S. version of this carol at 200 Folk Carols.

Nowel, This Is The Salutation (Selden MS., Bodleian Library

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #15, pp. 30-31.

MS. Eng. Poet e. I., ff.41v and 42.

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√ √ √ 16 Nowel Sing We Both All And Some

From 200 Folk Carols:

Nowel Sing we both all and some (Exortum Est in Love and Lysse) (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

Identical. Add sheet music, etc.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #16, pp. 32-33.

Selden MS. B.26 f.7.

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√ √ 17 Nowel. Out of your Sleep Arise

Nowel. Out of your sleep arise (Out Of Your Sleep Arise) (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

from 200 Folk Carols (and Rickert). Sheet music is identical.

Add sheet music.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book.

 

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #17, pp. 34-35.

Selden MS. B.26 f.14v.

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√ √ 18 Nowel. To Us Is Born Our God Emmanuel

Nowel. To Us Is Born Our God Emmanuel (Selden MS., Bodleian Library)

(from 200 Folk Songs)

Identical. This is three verses.

Add sheet music.

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book by Rev. Terry. Scans of the manuscript pages are on-line at the Bodleian Library; see Selden MS B26 (opens in a new window at an exterior site).

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #18, pp. 36-37.

Selden MS. B.26 f. 27v..

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19 √ √ Ah Man, Ah Say

New.

Ah Man, Ah Say

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book by Rev. Terry. Scans of the manuscript pages are on-line at the Bodleian Library; see Selden MS B26 (opens in a new window at an exterior site).

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #19, p. 38.

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.7v.

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√ √ 20 Good Day, Sir Christmas

New!

Good Day Sir Christmas-Terry (Selden MS.)

The Selden Manuscript was one of the sources for A Medieval Carol Book by Rev. Terry. Scans of the manuscript pages are on-line at the Bodleian Library; see Selden MS B26 (opens in a new window at an exterior site).

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #20, p. 39.

In 200 Folk Carols, there is a copy of Sir Christmas from the British Museum, Addl. MS 5665.

 

 

Selden MS. B.26.f.8.

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Selden B26 is the primary source for songs, however, some songs are from Eng. Poet e. I, which was one source for Songs and Carols Now First Printed, From a Manuscript of the Fifteenth Century by Thomas Wright for The Percy Society, 1847. Although it was lost for a time, it was later found in an estate and purchased by the Bodleian Library.

Available at the Bodleian:

Collection Level Description: Selden Manuscripts, http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/1500-1900/seldenCLD/seldenCLD.html

Collection Level Description: Manuscripts of John Selden, http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/1500-1900/seldenCLD/seldenCLD2.html

Electronic Catalogue of Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts,

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/medieval/selden/selden.html

About the collection

John Selden (1584-1654) matriculated at Oxford from Hart Hall in 1600, but left the University without a degree. He entered Parliament in 1621, and from 1640 to 1653 represented Oxford University in Parliament. 8,000 volumes of manuscripts and printed books which he bequeathed to the Library were received in 1659 and housed in the newly built West End. The manuscripts are divided into four series: Arch. Selden. A, Selden Superius (nearly all oriental), Arch. Selden. B, and Selden Supra.

MSS. Arch. Selden. A.
MSS. Arch. Selden. B.
MSS. Selden Supra
MSS. Selden Superius (nearly all Oriental)

 

Shelfmark

MS. Arch. Selden. B. 26

Summary Catalogue no.3340

Composite A || fol. 34 || C || D || E

Summary of contents 'The Selden carol-book': carols with polyphonic music. || Gregory the Great, Pastoral Care (fragment). || Wycliffite pieces. || Calendar. || William Cartwright, The royall slaue.

Language Latin and English || Latin || English || Latin || English

Origin English Date 15th century, second quarter || 8th century, second half || 15th century, first half || 1463 (?) || c. 1636-1638

Material parchment || parchment || parchment || parchment || paper

Decoration

Penwork initials. || Minor initials. (P&A iii. 3) || - || - || -

Alternative form available

full digital facsimile

http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=bodleian&manuscript=msarchseldenb26

The Manuscript Itself.

Images

Catalogue image (a description of the collection)

Vol. 2 Part 1, p. 609

Catalogue image

Vol. 2 Part 1, p. 610

Manuscript image

fol. 9v Of a rose synge we.

See also Sir John Stainer, Early Bodleian Music (1901).

 

II. From a 15th Century parchment roll in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge

 

No. Title   Page
√ √ 21 \Hail Mary Full of Grace*

Hail Mary Full of Grace (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #21, pp. 40-41.

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√ √ 22 Nowel. To Us Is Born Our God Emmanuel*

In Beth'lem This Berd Of Life

(Five verses from Maitland, Selden MS, but very close except for 2 verses. Do a second comparison and notation. #18 is three verses, the same as 200 Folk Carols).

Footnote the differences.

AMCB56-Nowel Nowel Nowel.
Differences from the version from Maitland (also five verses).

V1. L4&5. "This Prince of Peace shall setyn all strife
And dwell with us perpetuelle."

V2. L.5. "To slay so gentle a jewel?"
Also the unique "e" in lines 2 and 4.

V3. "By His power He His emprise
Shall take from hell, at His uprise
And save mankind upon this wise [Maitland in error: is "wise"]
Thus telleth us the prophecies,
That He is King of Heaven and Hell"
(Last line only is the same)

V. 4 This maiden's Son to His empire
Shall rise, to heaven by His power;
The Holy Ghose us all shall lere
Nowel, Nowel.
(For lo the Son) and the Father in fere,
Shall reign, One God; this leve I well.


5.2.That at our...
5.4....of this testament
5.5. Brought unto us

Is there a copy of Maitland with the Old Form?
No such pages. They need to be added.

Also double-check the Maitland text (couple of unusual characters).

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #22, pp. 42-43.

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√ √ 23 Alma Redemptoris. As I Lay Upon A Night

As I Lay Upon a Night (#189)
Alma redemptoris mater (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #23, pp. 44-45.

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√ √ 24 Now May We Singen As It Is

Now May We Singen As It Is (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #24, pp. 46-47.

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√ √ 25 Be Merry, Be Merry

Be Merry, Be Merry (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #25, p. 48.

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√ √ 26 Nowel Sing We Now All And Some *

Nowel Sing We Now All And Sum

This is an updated version; language is modernized, but the words are essentially unchanged. Add sheet music.

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #26, p. 49.

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√ √ 27 Now Make We Merthe All and Some

Now Make We Merthe (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #27, pp. 50-51.

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√ √ 28 What Tidings Bringest Thou, Messenger?*

New. Links to the versions from the Selden MS.

What Tidings Bringest Thou, Messenger

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #28, pp. 52-53.

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√ √ 29 Eya Marrtyr Stephane

Eya martyr Stephane (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #29, p. 54.

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√ √ 30 Pray For Us The Prince of Peace

Pray For Us The Prince of Peace (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #30, p. 55.

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√ √ 31 There Is No Rose of Such Virtue

There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue (Trinity College Library. Cambridge)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #31, p. 56.

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* “Versions of those marked with an asterisk are in the Bodleian collection.”

 

III. Miscellaneous.

 

No. Title

Source

Page
√ √ 32 Sir Christmas

 

Sir Christmas (British Museum Addl. MMS. 5665)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #32, pp. 57-59.

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√ √ 33 This Enders Night

This Enders Night (British Museum Royal App.)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #32, pp. 60-62.

British Museum, Royal App. 58. f. 52 b.

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√ √ 34 Angelus Ad Virginem

Gabriel To Mary Went

Gabriel To Mary Went
Angelus Ad Virginem British Museum (Cotton MS.)

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Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #34, pp. 63-64.

From a Sequentiale (Vellum MS., earth 14th C.

British Museum, Cotton App. XXIX, f. 36 b.

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√ √ 35 Laetabundus

Faithful People Sweeten all your song with gladness

New.

Faithful People, Sweeten All Your Song With Gladness

 

Sheet Music from Sir Richard Runciman Terry, A Medieval Carol Book: The Melodies Chiefly from MMS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932), Carol #35, pp. 65-66.

Plainsong Sequence, before 11th C. from a Dominican Graduale.

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From the Selden Manuscripts

full digital facsimile

http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=bodleian&manuscript=msarchseldenb26

 

MS. Ashmole 1393 f.69.

MS. Eng. Poet e. I., ff.40Y & 41.

MS. Eng. Poet e. I., ff.41v and 42.

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.7.

http://image.ox.ac.uk/images/bodleian/msarchseldenb26/7r.jpg

Selden MS. B.26 f.7v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.8.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.9v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.10.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.10v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.11.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.14.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.14v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.15.

 

Selden MS. B.26 f.15v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f.16.

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Selden MS. B.26ff.18.

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Selden MS. B.26 f. 18v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f. 23.

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Selden MS. B.26 f. 23v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f. 24v.

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Selden MS. B.26 f. 25.

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Selden MS. B.26 f. 27v.

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Rev. Terry compiled a number of volumes that richly contributed to the preservation of Christmas prose and poetry. See:

Twelve Christmas Carols
London: J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd., 1912

Old Christmas Carols
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., n.d., ca. 1923

Gilbert and Sandys' Christmas Carols
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1931; With Music

A Medieval Carol Book
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1932; With Music

Two Hundred Folk Carols
London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933; With Music

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