Christmas Content in the Hymnal Noted
The primary source will be the 1856 edition of the Hymnal Noted, Parts I & II, supplemented by the 1889 edition of Hymnal Noted, which was the Tenth Edition. The latter contains the Combined Edition plus an Appendix and a Supplement, together with other additional material. The full length is nearly 800 pages. Some individual scans will come from an edition containing both Part 1 (1852) and Part II (1856).
In addition to the Hymnal Noted itself, additional resources include:
Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858). Contains notes as well as additional Latin resources for researchers of many of these hymns and carols.
Thomas Helmore and Thomas Morley, eds., Music of the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted. Containing nearly 250 Tunes for Long, Common, Short, and Peculiar Metres; together with several Gregorian Hymns and Antiphons; the Eight Gregorian Tones; the music of the Reproaches; the Seven Last Words; and Litany Tunes; &c. Second Edition. (Novello, Ewer & Co., No Date, ca. 1870). Also known as "The Tune Book as Used at St. Albans, Holborn."
A Short Commentary on the Hymnal Noted (London: Joseph Masters, 1852); Limited to Part I, Hymns 1-46. It's Introduction is a very good summary of the purposes behind the creation of Hymnal Noted.
The Words of the Hymnal Noted Complete With Scriptural References (London: J. A. Novello and J. Masters, no date, circa 1856). The handwritten date of 1855 in one scanned volume is likely erroneous as Part II was not published until 1856.
"The present edition illustrates the Hymns with references to Holy Scripture ; which, it is hoped may be found useful for several purposes, and especially for that of catechising."
John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology. Second Revised Edition with New Supplement. (1892, 1907)
|Epiphany And The Following Week-Evening||42||40||17|
|Jesu! The Very Thought Is Sweet! (Hymn)||Epiphany And The Following Week-Morning||43||41||18|
Jesu! The Very Thought Is Sweet! (Sequence)
|Epiphany At The Holy Communion||44||42||72|
|Sundays After Epiphany||45||44||73|
|Purification or Annunciation||88||89||93|
|Purification or Annunciation||89||90||94|
|St. John the Baptist||92||95||97|
|Second Advent And After the Burial of the Dead at Holy Communion||105||111||46|
O Sapientia-O Wisdom, Which Camest Forth
O Adonai-O Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel
O Radix Jesse-O Root of Jesse
O Clavis David-O Key of David
O Oriens-O Orient
O Rex Gentium-O King of the Gentiles
O Emmanuel-O Emmanuel
O Virgo Virginum-O Virgin of Virgins
|Advent-At Even-song During Eight Days Before Christmas (Dec. 16 ff)||NA||113-114||NA|
Some texts are pending.
|The Advent of Our God||Advent||119||128|
|What Terrors Shake My Trembling Soul!||Second Advent||120||129|
|When Christ the Lord Would Come On Earth||
|Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending||Second Advent||122||131|
|O Come, All Ye Faithful||Christmas||123||132|
|Hark! The Herald Angel Sing||
|Now Suspend The Wistful Sigh||Christmas||125||134|
|While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night||
|Prince of Martyrs! Thou Whose Name||St. Stephen||127||136|
|Yesterday, With Exultation||St. Stephen||128||138|
|The Life, Which God's Incarnate Word||St. John the Evangelist||129||139|
|O Blessed Day, When First Was Pour'd||Circumcision||130||140|
|Epiphany At Matins||131||141|
|Lo, The Pilgrim Magi||Epiphany||132||142|
|In Stature Grows The Heavenly Child||Epiphany||133||144|
|Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities||Epiphany||134||145|
|Now Jesus Lifts His Prayer On High||Epiphany||135||146|
|Sion, Ope Thy Hallowed Dome||Purification of St. Mary the Virgin||170||180|
|The Angel Spake The Word||
Supernus ales nuntiat
Caelestis ales nuntiat
|Annunciation of St. Mary the Virgin||171||181|
|In The Ending Of The Year||
Processional Hymn for Christmas-tide.
Other collections containing Christmas carols or hymns written or translated by John Mason Neale:
Christmas in Neale's
Hymns for Children
(Three Series; 1842, 1844, 1846 with subsequent editions)
Hymnal Noted (1852, 1856) [this page]
Carols for Christmas-tide (1853, 1854)
Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862)
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