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Notker Balbulus: The Hymnbook

Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook

The Leper Lily presents the Latin text of selected Hymns by Notker Balbulus, together with German and English translations. The Latin text and German translation are the work of Wolfram von den Steinen (Berne 1948). So far as I know, the Hymns appear in English (both ad litteram and ad sensum) for the first time. Work is ongoing through the liturgical year 2020 / 2021.

 

RLH

 

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
Feast of St. Gall 2020

WORK IN PROGRESS

2020.10.31

Dedicatio I

Widmung I / Dedication I

Summae sanctitatis merito... (LA)

 

An den, der nach dem Verdienst höchster Heiligkeit... (DE)

 

To him, who as reward for his great sanctity... (EN)

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Prooemium

Vorrede / Introduction

Cum adhuc iuvenulus essem... (LA)

 

Als ich noch ein junger Mensch war... (DE)

 

When I was still a young man... (EN)

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Incipit

Incipit / Incipit

In nomine Domini incipit... (LA)

 

In Namen des Herrn: hier beginnt... (DE)

 

In the Name of the Lord: here begins... (EN)

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Tempus Nativitatis

Weihnachtskreis / Christmastide

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Dedicatio II

Widmung II / Dedication II

Pars, Liutwarde, prior... (LA)

 

Der bisherige Teil, Liutward... (DE)

 

Liutward, the first part... (EN)

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Tempus Paschale

Osterkreis / Eastertide

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Sanctorale

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Commune Sanctorum

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Explicit

Explicit / Explicit

Explicit... (LA)

 

Hier endet... (DE)

 

Here ends... (EN)

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Notker Balbulus
Liber Ymnorum

Abbey of St. Gall
881 - 887

Wolfram von den Steinen
Notker der Dichter und seine geistige Welt

Berne
1948

Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
2020 - 2021