Alleluya. The Joy of Virgin Mary
Alleluya pro Virgine Maria
For Christmas, Epiphany
Words and melody
from the Selden MS. (Selden
MS. B.26 f.16), Bodleian Library.
English Translation by the Rev. J. O'Connor.
Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #179, pp. 16-17.
1. Joy divine of
2. As to God –
Man, Priest and King,
uncouth tryannic chain
3. Mortis vincla
Footnote 1 from Rev. Terry:
1. Aut in MS. Return
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #179, pp. 16-17.
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.
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).