From the Royal Shepherd's Line
David ex progenie
Part II is “See the Word Our Flesh Become” (“Verbum caro factum est”)
Compare: Verbum caro factum est de virgin
& In hoc anni circulo
Words and melody from the Selden MS. (Selden MS. B.26 f. 24v & Selden MS. B.26 f. 25 ), 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 #177, p. 12.
From the royal
From the briar
buds the rose
Ex spina rosa
Thou art Son of
Natus es de
bloodshed and His pain
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #177, pp. 12-13.
Note by Rev. Terry.
* As the tune of Part I is uninteresting I have set both parts of the carol to the tune of Part II.
Notes by Rev. Terry Concerning The Music:
1. This chord is for verse 2 (Latin) only. [See sheet music.]
2. This extra line is to be sung by repeating the music of the previous one. Return
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.
The Selden Manuscript was the source 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).