Exultet iam angelica turba coelorum, Exultent divina mysteria et pro tantis regis victoria, Tuba intonet salutaris gaudeat et tellus tantis irradiata. G. Gabrieli: “Exultet iam angelica turba caelorum (May the heavenly host of angels exult)” is a Paschal motet that dates from sometime after EXSULTET IAM ANGELICA TURBA The opening words of the praeconium, or hymn of praise, sung by the deacon in celebration of Christ’s Resurrection after.

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The affixing, in the pre form of the Roman Rite, of five grains of incense at the words incensi hujus sacrificium was removed in Pope Pius XII ‘s revision. The order is, briefly:.

On this, your night of grace, O holy Father, accept this candle, a solemn offering, the work of bees and of your servants’ hands, an evening sacrifice of praise, this gift from your most holy Church.

These “Exsultet Rolls” were decorated with illuminations and with the portraits of contemporary reigning sovereigns, whose names were mentioned in the course of the “Praeconium”.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. In the later form, white vestments are worn throughout. God is asked to accept this burning sacrifice, which Holy Church through its ministers offers by the oblation of a candle, a product of the industry of the bee.

Originally, there followed at this point an elaborate praise of the bee, which was later deleted. Evidences for this practice date from the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Don’t show me this message again. The regularity of the metrical cursus of the Exsultet would lead us to place the date of its composition perhaps as early as the fifth century, and not later than the seventh.


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In exuktet Liber Ordinumfor instance, the formula is of the nature of a benediction, and the Gelasian Sacramentary has the prayer Deus mundi conditornot found elsewhere, but containing the remarkable “praise of the bee”– possibly a Vergilian reminiscence—which is found with more or less modification in all the texts of the “Praeconium” down to the present.

Modern Language Association http: Nihil exulet nobis nasci profuit [Ambrose: Exultet iam angelica Composer: In some uses a long bravura was introduced upon the word accendit, to fill in the pause, which must otherwise occur while, in the pre form of the rite, the deacon is lighting the candle.

This latter date is certainly correct if St.

Augustinein his City rxultet God Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. What follows is an elaborate proclamation of this paschal festivity that commemorates the slaying of the true Lamb, a proclamation of this night that destroyed the darkness of sin and restores the faithful to grace and holiness.

And with your spirit. The Lord be with you. Since the revision of the Holy Week rites, the Roman Missal explicitly gives the title ” Praeconium ” to the Exsultetas it already did implicitly in the formula it provided for blessing the deacon before the chant: In Italy the Praeconium was sung from long strips of parchment, gradually unrolled as the deacon proceeded. Michael Gibson submitted From the fact that individual clerics were free to compose their own texts, it may be concluded that at one time variations of this hymn were fairly numerous.


The head of the Holy Roman Empire alone could be prayed for with this formula, and the resignation in of the prerogatives of that position by Emperor Francis II of Austrialeft that position unfilled thereafter, so that the prayer was in practice not used.

Retrieved from ” https: God is asked that this candle may continue unfailingly to destroy the darkness of this night, that it may mingle with the lights of heaven.

The chant is usually an elaborate form of the well-known recitative of the Preface. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Exultet iam angelica turba a 14 (Giovanni Gabrieli)

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Exsultet is in two sections, the first being a prologue, which constitutes about one-fifth of the entire composition and has the form of an elaborate invitatory of which the second half is an “apology” on the part of the deacon, who requests the aid of his listeners’ prayers.

angleica Laus consecratio, benedictio cerei, that is, “praise consecration, blessing of the candle,” is a not infrequent title of this hymn in the oldest MSS, since it is sung in connection with the blessing and offering of the paschal candle, the light of which symbolizes the glory of the risen Christ. This is the night of which it is written: