Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Latin-English Office Hymn Translations: The State of the Question

Here is a catalog of the hymn translations I have made so far from Latin to English, listed with their usage, according to the Liber Hymnarius.

Most are not on the internet, for various reasons. If on occasion you need one or two of these for your parish or other institution, drop me a line (email on sidebar) and I'll send you the text.

I really enjoy translating these. I feel like the discoverer of pristine cave paintings, and am learning so much about our Catholic culture.

A Solis Ortus Cardine: Christmastide, Lauds
Ad cenam Agni provide: Eastertide, Vespers
Adorna, Sion, thalamum: Presentation, Lauds
Adoro Te Devote
Aeterna caeli Gloria: Lauds Friday
Aeterna Christi munera, Several Martyrs, Lauds
Aeterne rerum Conditor, Sunday Lauds
Aeterne rerum conditor...mare, Guardian Angels, Readings
Agnes beata virginis, St Agnes, Lauds
Anglorum iam Apostolus, St Gregory the Great, Lauds
Antra deserti, Birth of SJB, Readings
Apostolorum passio, Sts Peter and Paul, Lauds
Aptata, virgo lampade, One Virgin, Lauds
Auctor perennis gloriae, Sat, Readings, Day
Aurea luce, Sts Peter and Paul, 1 Vespers
Aurora iam spargit, Lauds, Saturday
Aurora lucis rutilat, Eastertide Lauds
Aurora velut fulgida, Assumption, Readings
Beata Dei genetrix, Birth of BVM, Vespers
Christe pastorum, One Pastor, Readings
Consors paternis luminis, Morning Readings, Tuesday
Custodes hominum, Guardian Angels, Vespers
Deus Creator Omnium, Sunday Vespers
Deus tuorum, One Martyr, Vespers II
Dulci depromat carmine, One Virgin, Readings
Excelsam Pauli Gloriam, Conversion St Paul, Vespers
Gaudium mundi, Assumption, Vespers
Haec est dies, St Teresa of Avila, Vespers
Haec femina, One Holy Woman, Readings
Iesu corona celsior, One Holy Man, Lauds
Iesu, corona virginum, Virgins, Vespers
Iesu, redemptor omnium, One Holy Man, Vespers II
In caelesti collegio, St Francis, Lauds
Inclitus rector, One Pastor, Lauds
Iste Confessor, St Martin of Tours, Vespers
Martyr Dei, One Martyr, Lauds
Nocti succedit lucifer, Sts Joachim + Anne, Lauds
Nunc tempus acceptabile, Lent, Readings
O Gloriosa Domina, BVM, Lauds
Orbis Patrator optime, Guardian Angels, Lauds
Petrus beatus, Chair of Peter, Lauds
Primo dierum omnium, Sunday Readings
Regis superni nuntia, St Teresa of Avila, Lauds
Stabat Mater Dolorosa, OLSorrows
Virginis virgo venerande custos, St John Evangelist, Readings