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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This passage was expunged in certain churches and monasteries for some time during the Middle Ages. The points of contact in diction and style with his works are numerous enough in the Exsultet, the best known and most important being an all but literal quotation from the saint’s exposition of Luke 2.

Exultet iam angelica turba, C composer. There it was included by the scribes in copies that they made of liturgical books brought up from Rome — at first, in addition to the Roman text the second of the ten documents mentioned abovebut this latter was finally omitted angeljca.

Exultet iam angelica turba a 14 (Giovanni Gabrieli)

O love, O charity beyond all telling, to ransom a slave you gave away your Son! As it stands in the liturgy, it may be compared with two other forms, the blessing of palms on Palm Sundayand the blessing of the baptismal font at the Easter Vigil. The modern text of the Exsultet, i. The site is also available in several languages. This latter date is certainly correct if St. Michael Gibson submitted The Exsultet spelled in pre editions of the Roman Missal as Exultet or Easter Proclamation[1] in Latin Praeconium Paschaleis a lengthy sung proclamation delivered before the paschal candleideally by a deaconduring the Easter Vigil in the Roman Rite of Mass.


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The Exultet in Southern Italy. The version authorized by the Evangelical Lutheran Lam in America and published in Evangelical Lutheran Worship retains the wording about the candle and the bees:.

In the Liber Ordinumfor instance, the formula is of the nature of a benediction, and the Gelasian Sacramentary has the prayer Deus mundi exu,tetnot 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. 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.

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The earliest manuscript of the Gregorian Sacramentary Vat. May the heavenly im of angels exult, may the divine mysteries exult, and for the victory of so great a king may the trumpet of salvation resound.

This is the night that with a pillar of fire banished the darkness of sin. 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 exulltet the chant: This is the night of which it is written: The Exsultet is in two sections, the first being a prologue, which constitutes about one-fifth of the entire composition and angflica the form of an elaborate invitatory of which the second half is an “apology” on the part of the deacon, who requests the aid ian his listeners’ prayers.

Date, Authorship, Place of Origin, Diffusion. The best examples date from the tenth and eleventh centuries. To this list may be added a tenth laus cerei, of African origin, which, if not complete, seems to lack only an explicit statement of the celebritas for which it was composed and the concluding petitions for ecclesiastical and civil authorities, for clergy and people. Others, again, find in this praeconium stylistic defects that they consider unworthy of Ambrose Fischer, Huglo.


The regularity of the metrical cursus of the Exsultet would lead us to place exultwt date of its composition perhaps as early as the fifth century, and not later than the seventh.

In Italy the Praeconium was sung from long strips of parchment, gradually unrolled as the deacon proceeded. Deus mundi conditor ; 3 the Ambrosian text, still sung in Milan; 4 and 5 the two Benedictiones of Ennodius; 6 an interesting text of the Visigothic period preserved in a unique manuscript of the Escorial; 7 the Vetus Itala exultdt, called also Beneventan; 8 and 9 the Benedictio lucernae and Benedictio cerei, comprised in the Visigothic-Hispanic Mozarabic Ordinal.

Rome — 57 1: Nihil enim nobis nasci profuit [Ambrose: In Pope Pius XII added a phrase to the prayer for the members of the Church and definitively removed the prayer for the Holy Roman Emperor, replacing it with a generic prayer for the civil authorities inspired by the prayer for the Emperor:.

In some uses a long bravura was introduced upon the word accendit, to fill in the jam, which must otherwise occur while, in the pre form of the rite, the deacon is lighting the candle. This was removed in the revision, but remains in use in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, ending with the formula:.