Piae Cantiones

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Full Title: Piae Cantiones ecclesiasticae et scholasticae veterum episcoporum

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Publications using VolumesEditions

1 – Published 1582 – in Greifswald by August Ferber
2 – Published 1625 – in Rostock


Description:  Piae Cantiones is a Finnish treasure of medieval songs published in 1582. A second edition was published in 1625, adding several tunes and featuring new polyphonic arrangements for four tunes by Daniel Friderici.

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List of works

1582 No. 1625 No. Title Voices Comment
Cantiones de Nativitate Domini et Salvatoris nostri Iesu Christi
1 1 Angelus emittitur 1
2 2 Salve flos et decor ecclesiae 1
3 3 Puer nobis nascitur 1
4 4 Verbum caro factum est de virgine 1
5 5 De radice processerat 1
6 6 Con gaudeat turba fidelium 1
7 7 Ave maris stella lucen miseris 1
8 8 Laetetur Jerusalem 1
9 9 Personent hodie 1
10 10 Psallat scholarum concio 1
11 11 Ave maris stella, Divintaitis (sic) cella 1
12 12 Dies est laeticia in ortu regali 1
13 13 Ecce novum gaudium 1
14 14 Resonet in laudibus 1
15 15 In dulci jubilo 1
16 16 Omnis mundus iucundetur 1
17 17 Florens iuventus virginis fructum salutis germinat 1
18 18 Laus virginis Nati sonat cum iubilo 1
19 19 Unica gratifera legis veteris umbrae fuga 1
20 20 Psallat fidelis concio 1
21 21 Paranymphus adiens 2
22 22 Ad cantus laeticiae 2
23 Puer natus in Bethlehem 2
23 Puer natus in Bethlehem 4 arranged by Daniel Friderici
24 Nunc angelorum gloria 1
24 25 Gaudete 4
26 In natali Domini casti gaudent Angeli 1
27 Puer natus in Bethlehem 1
28 Parvulus nobis nascitur 1
29 Nobis est natus hodie 1
30 Grates nunc omnes reddamus Domino 1
31 Psallite unigenito Christi Dei filio 1
32 Ex legum observantia 1
33 Johelis Prophetae 1
34 Ave funda Davidis 1
35 Parce Christe spes reorum 1
De Passione Domini nostri Iesu Christi
25 36 Autor humani generis 1
37 Cantate cantica socii 1
26 38 A dextris Dei Dominum initium 1
De Resurrectione new heading in second edition
27 39 Christus pro nobis passus est 1
28 40 Amoris opulentiam 1
29 41 Iesus humani generis 1
42 Surrexit Christus Dominus I 1
43 Surrexit Christus Dominus II 1
30 Cedit hyems eminus 3
44 Cedit hyems eminus 4 arranged by Daniel Friderici
31 Aetas carmen melodiae 3
45a Aetas carmen melodiae 4 arranged by Daniel Friderici
45b Aetas carmen melodiae 2 arranged by Daniel Friderici
32 Iucundare iugiter 3
46 Iucundare iugiter 4 arranged by Daniel Friderici
33 47 Jesu dulcis memoria 4
De Ascensione Domini new heading in second edition
48 Ascendit Christus hodie 1
In festo Pentecostes
34 49 Quando Christus ascenderat 1
De Trinitate
35 50 Benedicite tres Personas Trinitatis 1
36 51 Bene quondam dociles 1
37 52 Triformis relucentia 1
De Eucharistia
38 53 Divinum mysterium 1
39 54 Iesus Christus nostra salus 1
Cantiones precum
40 55 O Rex caelorum Domine 1
41 56 O Christe rex piissime 1
42 57 Ave Rex regum omnium 1
43 58 Parce Christe spes reorum 2 second voice not printed in second edition
De Fragilitate et miseris humanae conditionis
44 59 Vanitatum vanitas 1
45 60 Insignis est figura 1
46 61 Mirum si laeteris 1
47 62 O mentes perfidas et linguas duplices 1
48 63 Nunc floret mendacium 1
49 64 Mundanis vanitatibus astrictus potentatibus 1
50 65 In hoc vitae stadio diversa conditio 1
51 66 Honestatis decus iam mutatur 1
52 67 Scribere proposui de contemtu mundano 1
53 68 Iam verus amor expiravit 1
54 69 Mars praecurrit in planetis 1
55 70 Invaluit malitia 1
56 71 Cum sit omnis caro foenum 1
57 72 Ieremiae prophetiae stylus nove pingitur 2
De vita scholastica
58 73 Castitatus speculum scholares amate 1
59 74 O scholares discite 1
60 75 Scholares convenite 1
61 76 Disciplinae filius ait imperterrito 1
62 77 Olla mortis patescit quam vidit Iheremias 1
63 78 In stadio laboris currunt omnis socii 1
64 79 Schola morum floruit 1
65 80 Sum in aliena provincia 1
66 81 O scholares voce pares 1
67 82 Regimen scholarium volo commendare 2
De Concordia
68 83 O hac quam mundum, quam iucundum 1
69 84 Laetemur omnes socii 1
Historicae cantiones
70 85 Zachaeus arboris ascendit stipitem 2
71 86 Homo quidam rex nobilis 1
72 87 Ramus virens olivarum 1
De tempore vernali cantiones
73 88 In vernali tempore, ortu laetabundu 1
74 89 Tempus adest floridum 1
90 Ad perennis vitae fontem 4

Later Arrangements on CPDL

Title Arranger Notes
Ad perennis vitae fontem Lambert Pietkin for four voices, two violins, bassoon, and continuo
Ecce novum gaudium Denis Mason for five voices
O'er the Hill and O'er the Vale George Ratcliffe Woodward lyrics by John Mason Neale
Of the Father's heart begotten (Corde natus ex Parentis) Douglas Brooks-Davies
Of the Father's love begotten Anonymous
Personent hodie Gustav Holst for voice and keyboard

Works at CPDL

Edition 1 (1582)

Title Composer Year No. Subgenre Vo. Voices
Aetas Carmen Melodiae Anonymous 1582 31 Motets 3 ATB
Gaudete Anonymous 1582 24 Carols 4 SATB
Jesu dulcis memoria II Anonymous 1582 33 Motets 4 SATB

Edition 2 (1625)

Title Composer Year No. Subgenre Vo. Voices
Cedit hiems eminus Daniel Friderici 1625 44 Motets 4 SATB
Puer natus in Bethlehem Anonymous 1625 23 Carols 4 SATB


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