As commonly found in hymnals today, it comprises twelve stanzas of the form: O filii et filiæ. Rex cælestis, Rex gloriæ. Morte surrexit hodie. Alleluia. It was written . O sons and daughters, let us sing by John Mason Neale, ; Ye sons and daughters of the Lord by Edward Caswall, ; Easter Alleluia by. Alleluia O filii et filiae (Cherubini, Luigi). Movements/SectionsMov’ts/Sec’s, Composition Year, Genre Categories, Sacred hymns; Hymns; Religious.

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The first line of a hymn celebrating the mystery of Easter. As commonly found in hymnals today, it comprises twelve stanzas of the form:.

It was written by Jean Tisserand, O. The hymn is still very popular in France, whence it has spread to other countries.

O Filii et Filiæ

As given in hymnals, however, this triple Alleluia is sung also between the stanzas see “The Roman Hymnal”, New York,p. The triple Alleluia is sung by one voice, is repeated by the choir, and the solo takes up the first stanza with its Alleluia.

The choir then sings the triple Alleluia, the second stanza with its Alleluia, and repeats the triple Alleluia. The alternation of solo and chorus thus continues, until the last stanza with its Alleluia, followed by the triple Alleluia, is sung by one voice. Peter’s being oustripped by St. It seems to speak of the majesty of that event, the smallest portions of which are worthy to be so chronicled” Neale, “Medieval Hymns and Sequences”, 3rd ed. The rhythm of the hymn is that of filoae and not of accent or of classical quantity.


The melody to which it is sung can scarcely be divorced from the modern lilt of triple time. As a result, there is to English ears a very frequent conflict between the accent of the Latin words and the real, however unintentional, stress of the melody: A number of hymnals give the melody in plain-song notation, and theoretically, at least this would permit the accented syllables of the Latin text to receive an appropriate stress of the voice.

Commonly, however, the hymnals adopt the modern triple time e. Perhaps it was this conflict of stress and word-accent that led Neale to speak of the “rude simplicity” of the poem and to ascribe the hymn to the twelfth century in the Contents-page of his volume although eet note prefixed to his own translation assigns the hymn to the thirteenth century.

It is only very recently that its authorship has been discovered, the “Dict.

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There are several translations into English verse by non-Catholics. The Catholic translations comprise one by an anonymous author in the “Evening Office”, “Young men and maids, rejoice and sing”Father Caswall’s “Ye sons and daughters of the Lord” and Charles Kent’s “O maids and striplings, hear love’s story”, all three being given in Shipley, “Annus Sanctus”.

The Latin texts vary both in the arrangement and the wording of the stanzas; and the plain-song and modernized settings also vary not a little. The End of the Year: Reading 1, First John 2: Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope The California Network Inspiring streaming service. Advertise on Catholic Online Your ads on catholic. Catholic Online Email Email with Catholic feel. Catholic Online Singles Safe, secure Catholic dating.


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