Art. 108, Cely que fra ces messes chaunter

ART. 108, CELY QUE FRA CES MESSES CHAUNTER: EXPLANATORY NOTES


Abbreviations: AND: Anglo-Norman Dictionary; ANL: Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (R. Dean and Boulton); BL: British Library (London); Bodl.: Bodleian Library (Oxford); CT: Chaucer, Canterbury Tales; CUL: Cambridge University Library (Cambridge); DOML: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library; FDT: French Devotional Texts of the Middle Ages (Sinclair 1979); FDT-1French Devotional Texts of the Middle Ages, . . . First Supplement (Sinclair 1982); IMEV: The Index of Middle English Verse (Brown and Robbins); MED: Middle English Dictionary; MWME: A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050–1500 (Severs et al.); NIMEV: A New Index of Middle English Verse (Boffey and Edwards); NLS: National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh).

1 seint Gyle. Saint Giles (ca. 650–ca. 710). Born in Athens, this saint was a hermit whose legend is centered in Provence and southern France. He was a guardian saint, one of the fourteen “holy helpers” (compare explanatory note to Occasions for Angels [art. 100], line 9), invoked for protection against the Black Death.

3 “Rorate cely.” Introit for the Advent Mass, taken from Isaiah 45:8.

4 “Puer natus.” Either the plainsong chant Puer natus est nobis, Introit of the Third Mass in Christmas Day, or the Christmas chant Puer natus in Bethlehem.

5 “Nos autem gloriari [oportet].” Introit for the Holy Thursday Mass, drawn from Galatians 6:14 and Psalm 66:2.

6 “Resurexi.” Introit for Easter Mass, drawn from Psalm 139:18, 5–6, 1–2.

7 “Viri Galiley.” Introit for the Mass of Christ’s Ascension, based on Acts of the Apostles 1:11 and Psalm 46:2.

8 “Spiritus Domini.” Introit for the Mass of Whitsunday (Pentecost), based on Wisdom 1:7 and Psalm 67:2.

9 “Gaudeamus” etc. The Gregorian chant Gaudeamus omnes in Domino (Let us all rejoice in the Lord), based on Psalm 31:11.


ART. 108, CELY QUE FRA CES MESSES CHAUNTER: TEXTUAL NOTES


ABBREVIATIONS: As: Aspin; : Böddeker; Br: Brook; BS: Bennett and Smithers; BZ: Brandl and Zippel; B13: Brown 1937; Dea: J. M. Dean; Do: Dove 1969; Fl: Flood; : Förster; Fu: Furnivall; HB: Hunt and Bliss; Kem: Kemble; Ken: Kennedy; Mi: Millett; Mo: Morris and Skeat; MS: MS Harley 2253; Mu1: H. J. R. Murray; Mu2: J. A. H. Murray; NB: Noomen and van den Boogard; Pa: Patterson; Rev: Revard 2005a; Ri: Ritson 1877; Ro: Robbins 1959; SP: Short and Pearcy; Si: Silverstein; St: Stemmler 1970; Tu: Turville-Petre 1989; Ul: Ulrich; W1: Wright 1839; W2: Wright 1841; W3: Wright 1842; WH: Wright and Halliwell.

2 ov. So MS. HB: en.

3 premere. So MS (re abbreviated). HB: primere.
Annunciacion. So MS. HB: Anunciation.

5 gloriari [oportet]. MS: gloriari.

 
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¶ Cely que fra ces messes chaunter en le honour de Dieu e de seint Gyle yl avera ce     
qu’il ov dreite fey demaundera:

La premere serra de l’Annunciacion Nostre Dame: “Rorate cely.”

La secounde de Noel: “Puer natus.”

La tierce: “Nos autem gloriari [oportet].”

La quarte de Pasche: “Resurexi.”

La quinte de l’Ascencion: “Viri Galiley.”

La sisme de Pentecoste: “Spiritus Domini.”

La septisme de le Assumpcion de Nostre Dame: “Gaudeamus” etc.
¶ One who has these masses sung in honor of God and Saint Giles will have what
he asks for with true faith:

The first will be of the Annunciation to Our Lady: “Drop down ye heavens.”

The second of Christmas: “A child is born.”

The third: “But it behooves us to glory.”

The fourth of Easter: “I am risen.”

The fifth of the Ascension: “Men of Galilee.”

The sixth of Pentecost: “Spirit of the Lord.”

The seventh of the Assumption of Our Lady: “Let us rejoice” etc.


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