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Post by mightyfelix » December 6th, 2020, 9:49 am

Mediaeval hymns and sequences by John Mason Neale (1818 - 1866).

This book is a collection of English translations of medieval Latin hymns. It contains interesting historical and/or liguistic facts about each hymn, some of which are still used in one form or other in the modern Christian church.<br><br>Note: An asterisk implies a belief that the piece so marked has not previously appeared in an English translation. (The Author) -Summary by Devorah Allen
  • NOTE: All of these sections contain at least a little Latin, as each title is given in Latin. Some of them also contain a few additional lines of Latin, either in the introduction to the piece or in a footnote. (While we're on the subject, please DO read footnotes!) If you need a guide to Latin pronunciation, click here. Don't let the Latin scare you! It's easier than you think!

    ALSO: Some of these hymns end a line or stanza with "&c." Do not read this as "et cetera." This is an indication that you should repeat a line or chorus according to the pattern established earlier in the poem. If you have questions on what that means for your section, please ask, and I'll help you out.


    One last thing. If you see any typos in the section names, it's because I don't know Latin! :lol: Please point these errors out to me, if you see them.


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Post by alanmapstone » December 6th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Making an early bid, may I read section 26 to 30?

Do you think some of these need the full disclaimer. They are very short and could use a version of the standard poetry disclaimer, as Tricia did with her recent collection of Psalms. Just a suggestion.
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Post by mightyfelix » December 6th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Thanks, Alan. 26 through 30 inclusive is yours. :wink:

I considered doing shortened disclaimers, but to be honest with you, it feels like a lot of bother to figure out which ones to put it on, and which ones not, and how exactly everything should be worded... I'd just rather use the standard and call it a day. :roll:

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Post by KevinS » December 6th, 2020, 9:30 pm

We can read the footnote(s) at the close of the hymn's text? (I hope this question is clear enough. I've only looked at the first hymn so far.)

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Post by mightyfelix » December 6th, 2020, 9:44 pm

As close to where the notation is as possible. For that first hymn, I'd say maybe at the end of the stanza. Most of the footnotes that I saw while skimming appear either in the introductory text or at the end of a stanza.

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Post by KevinS » December 6th, 2020, 10:02 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
December 6th, 2020, 9:44 pm
As close to where the notation is as possible. For that first hymn, I'd say maybe at the end of the stanza. Most of the footnotes that I saw while skimming appear either in the introductory text or at the end of a stanza.
Thanks! I'll have a better look.

Maybe I'll claim hymns with no footnotes! Haha!

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Post by KevinS » December 7th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Sec. 4, please.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 7th, 2020, 7:55 pm

KevinS wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Sec. 4, please.
Thank you! :)

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Post by KevinS » December 7th, 2020, 8:24 pm

Sec. 4

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/mediaevalhymns_04_neale_128kb.mp3 (2:07)

Looking forward to doing a good number of these if you'll allow it.

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Post by KevinS » December 7th, 2020, 8:48 pm

Sections 38, 39, 40, 41, and 42, please.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 7th, 2020, 8:50 pm

Thank you, Kevin! First PL ok section! :thumbs:

Please feel free to claim some more. These are short and sweet, and I have a feeling this book won't take us long!

EDIT: Oh, I see you just did! Signing you up now.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 7th, 2020, 9:01 pm

And I suppose I'll move us to Readers Wanted as well. Not much point in sticking around here any longer.

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Post by Leni » December 7th, 2020, 9:02 pm

OoooOoooOoooh nice. :shock:

I have actually used some of these to teach Latin, I always enjoy bringing short pieces and some Medieval Latin. Can I have both Pange Lingua, please (sections 1 and 33)? And the Hrabanus Maurus (section 8)? And the Audi nos (section 11)? Ok, probably enough. :mrgreen: And I will probably only have time to record them when my break starts, that is, after Dec 15th :cry:

Oh, and since you asked, section 1 should be PANGE (not pangue) and section 05 HYMNUM (not Hymnun).
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Post by mightyfelix » December 7th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Thank you, Leni, both for claiming, and for correcting my typos! (I'd have been shocked if I hadn't made any! :lol: )

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Post by alanmapstone » December 8th, 2020, 3:07 am

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