Dies irae, dies illaAuthor: Thomas of Celano (13th cent.)
Tune: [Dies irae, Dies illa] (32312)
Published in 4 hymnals
Dies irae, Dies illa
solvet saeclum in favilla
teste David cum Sybilla
quantus tremor est futurus
quando Judex est venturus
cunta stricte discussurus.
Source: A Compilation of the Litanies and Vespers Hymns and Anthems as they are sung in the Catholic Church adapted to the voice or organ #119b
Dies irae, dies illa, pp. 295-301. In a manuscript in the British Museum of the beginning of the 14th century (Harl. 2888, f. 170 b), there is a Responsory, which might possibly have suggested at least some of the allusions in the "Dies irae." The first part reads:—
"Libera me Domine, de morte aeterna,
in die iliatremenda;
Quando cocli movendi sunt et terra,
Dum veneris judicare saeculum per ignem.
Dies ilia, dies irae, calamitatis et miseriae, dies
inagna et amara valde.
Quid ergo miserrimus, quid dicam vel quid factam,
dum nil boni perferam ante tantum judicem."
This Responsory is also in a British Museum manuscript of the beginning of the 13th cent. (Lansdowne, 431,f. 122 b), and is evidently referred to in a 12th century Life of Gundulf, Bp. of Rochester, who died 1108. See Henry Wharton's Anglia Sacra, vol. ii., 1691, p. 286. He prints the Life from a manuscript now in the British Museum (Nero, A. viii.). The various texts of the "Dies irae," with a full commentary, are in Dr. J. Kayser's Beiträge (p. 655, ii.), ii., 1886, pp. 193-235.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Compilation of the Litanies and Vespers Hymns and Anthems as they are sung in the Catholic Church adapted to the voice or organ #119b||Dies irae, Dies illa||Dies irae, Dies illa||[Dies irae, Dies illa]||1788|
|Hymns of the Christian Centuries #60||Dies irae, dies illa||Dies irae, dies illa||Thomas de Celano||1903|
|Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1432||Dies Irae Dies Illa||Dies Irae Dies Illa||1888|
|The De La Salle Hymnal: for Catholic schools and choirs #155||Mass For The Dead (Sequence)||Dies irae, dies illa||1913|