The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Paranymphus adiit

Source: Guido Maria Dreves and Clemens Blume, eds., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, Vol. 1.  Cantiones Bohemicae. (Leipzig: O. R. Reisland, 1886), p. 88, #43.

1. Paranymphus adiit
Virginem laetanter,
Verbum summi nuntians
Nymphulae gratanter.

2. Inquit: Ave Coelica,
Virgo gravidata,
Exstans mater deica,
Deicis umbrata.

3. Psallat ergo concio
Tota cleri cum jubilo
Nato regi neophyto
Jacenti in cunabulo
regenti cuncta verbulo.

Dreves notes:

B zweimal fur Diskant und Tenor von spaterer Hand zugeschrieben. Ein einstrophiger Leich aus 2 V. und 1 R., obschon alle 3 Teile verschiedene Melodie haben. – 3, 3 neophico verschrieben.

Sheet Music and Notes from Rev. George R. Woodward, ed., Pić Cantiones. A Collection of Church & School Song, chiefly Ancient Swedish, originally Published in A. D. 1582 by Theodoric Petri of Nyland. (London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for the Plainsong & Medieval Music Society, 1910), Carol #69, pp. 167-170, Notes p. 260.

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See: The Christmas Songs in Woodward's Pić Cantiones (1910)

See generally: Theodoric Petri, ed., Pić Cantiones Ecclesiasticae et Scholasticae Veterum Episcoporum. (Gyphisuualdić: Augustinum Ferberum, 1582)

Also found in G. E. Klemming, ed., Piae Cantiones. S. Trinitas. Iesus Christus. S. Spiritus. S Maria. (1886), p. 40, with the first line of “Paranymphus adiens.”

Some sources of Latin hymns found in Piae Cantiones:

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