Conditor alme siderum. December 8, By Sr. Fidelis. The Advent hymn for Vespers is a wondrous combination of simplicity and depth. We do not know the. Gregorian chant notation from the Liber Usualis , p. Latin lyrics sung by the Choir of the. Conditor Alme Siderum. Creator of the Stars of Night. by Richard Robert Rossi. & Preview. Item #: G Status: Available. Image. Ship for $ Qty ADD TO.


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This, however, conditor alme siderum a faithful translation - perhaps because it would be difficult to improve on the beauty of the original, with its stars and chambers and bridegrooms and the world's 'evening hour'.

I like the run of rhymes in versesseven rhymes on 'ight' in just six lines or eight, if you count 'nigh' conditor alme siderum and 'drawing nigh unto night' finds an appropriately alliterative English echo of the Latin's 'vergente In verse 3 this translation also preserves the hymn's quotation of Psalm 18 more precisely than the most common modern translation does: See, for instance, the Old English poem based on 'O Oriens'which makes much of wordplay on the sun, the Son, the stars and the planets in an Advent context.


It's not surprising that this pun should have occurred to conditor alme siderum anonymous author of our second translation of 'Conditor Alme Siderum': This is from the manuscript of hymn translations British Library, MS. Additionalfrom which I've posted several pieces before.

They are conditor alme siderum and expansions more than translations, and very different in style from Ryman's simple carol-like diction: O first Founder and heavenly Creator Of stars shining in the spheres on high, Everlasting light, guiding from error, Christ, who would redeem us all and buy, Incline to us thine ears of mercy, Give gracious audience unto us all, Who aye for mercy to thee clepe and call.

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Through condoling pity in thy mercy pight Conditor alme siderum force of death this world embandownyng, [against the force of the death which had this world in thrall] Providing remedy by thy grace and might, Slumbering in sin and deathly languishing, This world from death to life reconciling, To guilty souls clear pardon and remedy, Sealing thyself the conditor alme siderum of mercy.

As night descends upon the world, you, like a bridegroom from the nuptial chamber, came forth, most honourable issue of a virgin mother: This entry was posted in AdventGregorian Chant by Sr.

Fidelis I am 46 conditor alme siderum old, and have been a Sister at the Community of Jesus for 26 years. Having grown up here, I have been singing Gregorian chant since I was 10!

I was very blessed to study Gregorian chant with Dr. This is especially obvious in the darkly sonorous Videns Conditor alme siderum, which tells the story of the raising of Lazarus, with its slow sustained evocation of Jesus's grief, and the climactic rising and falling scale figures symbolising the opening of the tomb.

Cinquecento makes this a triumphant debut recording, indicating that we can look forward conditor alme siderum more Renaissance polyphony of similar interest.


The six male voices, based in Vienna but coming from five countries, display a fine ensemble, doubtless a necessary result of working together without a leader.

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