SATB (some divisi) and Organ
Difficulty: Moderate Duration c.4'
Score coming soon at Composers Edition
My setting of the Middle English text "Of a Rose Synge We" c.1450
The original text is below but this version is slightly updated!
:: Of a rose synge we: Misterium mirabile. :: This rose is railed on a rys; He hath bought the prince of prys, And in this tyme soth hit ys, Viri sine semine. :: Of a rose, &c. :: This rose is reed of colour bryght, Throw whom oure joye gan alyght, Uppon a Cristys masse nyght, Claro David germine. :: Of a rose, &c. :: Of this rose was Cryst y-bore, To save mankynde that was forlore; And us alle from synnes sore, Prophetarum carmine. :: Of a rose, &c. :: This rose, of flourys she is flour, She ne wole fade for no shour, To synful men she sent socour, Mira plenitudine. :: Of a rose, &c. :: This rose is so faire of hywe, In maide Mary that is so trywe, Y-borne was lorde of virtue, Salvator sine crimine. :: Of a rose, &c. ::