A solis ortus cardine / Personent Hodie

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'A solis' presents the Christmas story and is a hymn that would have been sung as part of the Sarum rite. The Sarum rite, used for the ordering of Christian public worship, was established by the bishop of Salisbury in the 11th century and only abandoned in the 16th century. The text and melody of Personent hodie are from 'Piae Cantiones' published in 1582, a collection of Latin songs compiled by Jaakko Suomalainen, a Finnish clergyman. It tells the story of the birth of Christ. The fourth verse begins, 'Let all the clerics, and likewise the boys, sing like the angels'.

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from The Ministry of Angels, released July 12, 2014
Clara Sanabras - voice
Clare Salaman - hurdy gurdy
Joy Smith - dulcimer
Peter McCarthy - three string bass

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