Puer Natus CD
Gregorian Chant for Christmas
Schola Cantorum of St. John Cantius
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This Puer Natus CD presents Gregorian Chant for Christmas to help your heart embrace the coming of the Christ Child.

Track Listing




Hymns and Chants for Christmas
1. Antiphon: Hodie Christus natus est
2. Hymn: Puer natus in Bethlehem
3. Hymn: Resonet in laudibus
4. Antiphon: Ave Maria
5. Kalenda: Modus Solemnior ad libitum (Proclamation of the Birth of Christ)
Mass of Christmas Day
6. Introit: Puer natus est nobis
7. Kyrie: Missa cum jubilo
8. Gloria: Missa cum jubilo
9. Oratio: Tonus Antiquior
10. Epistola: Hebrews 1:1-12
11. Gradual: Viderunt omnes
12. Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus
13. Holy Gospel: John 1:1-14
14. Credo VI
15. Offertorium: Tui sunt caeli
16. Preface of the Nativity: Tonus Solemnior
17. Sanctus: Missa cum jubilo
18. Pater noster & Pax Domini
19. Agnus Dei: Missa cum jubilo
20. Confiteor
21. Communio: Viderunt omnes
22. Hymn: Anima Christi
23. Antiphon: Homo quidam
24. Hymn: Corde natus ex Parentis
25. Antiphon: Ave verum corpus
26. Postcommunio: Tonus Antiquior
27. Ite missa est: Missa cum jubilo
28. Alma Redemptoris Mater: Tonus Solemnis

Schola Cantorum of St. John Cantius




Rev Robin Kwan, SJC
Br Matthew Schuster, SJC
Br David Yallaly, SJC
Br Andrew Panzer, SJC
Br Nathan Ford, SJC
Br Quinn Huston, SJC
Dave Anderson
Madison Bolt
Nicholas Chapello
Thomas Kirn
Bill McMurray
Jeremiah Rauwolf
Stephen Richardson
Varfolomei Upart
Ronald Watkins

Chironomer: Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC

Translations




Hymns and Chants for Christmas
1. Antiphon: Hodie Christus natus est
Today Christ is born: today the Savior appeared: today on Earth the Angels sing, Archangels rejoice: today the righteous rejoice, saying: Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia.
2. Hymn: Puer natus in Bethlehem
A Child is born in Bethlehem; exult for joy, Jerusalem! Alleluia. There, in a manger lowly, lies. Alleluia. With an exultant heart, let us adore the new-born Christ, with a new song. He who reigns above the skies. Alleluia. Come then, and on this natal day. Alleluia. With an exultant heart, let us adore the new-born Christ, with a new song. Rejoice before the Lord and pray. Alleluia. And to the Holy One in Three. Alleluia. With an exultant heart, let us adore the new-born Christ, with a new song. Give praise and thanks eternally. Alleluia. With an exultant heart, let us adore the new-born Christ, with a new song.
3. Hymn: Resonet in laudibus
Let praises resound with joyous acclaim: to Sion’s faithful the Child born of Mary has appeared. Christ, born today of the Virgin Mary without the seed of man: the Child born of Mary has appeared. Let us sing together to the Child, let us sing to the newborn King, and with pious tones, say: the Child born of Mary has appeared. O Sion, praise the Lord, The Saviour of mankind, He who cleanses sin: the Child born of Mary has appeared.
4. Antiphon: Ave Maria
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
5. Kalenda: Modus Solemnior ad libitum (Proclamation of the Birth of Christ)
The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth; the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood; the two thousand and fifteenth year from the birth of Abraham; the one thousand five hundred and tenth year from Moses and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt; the one thousand and thirty-second year from David’s being anointed king; in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel; in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad; the seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome; the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus; the whole world being at peace, in the sixth age of the world, Jesus Christ the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify
the world by His most merciful coming, being conceived by the Holy Ghost, and nine months having passed since His conception, was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary, being made flesh. The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.
Mass of Christmas Day
6. Introit: Puer natus est nobis
A Child is born to us, a Son is given to us; upon His shoulder dominion rests; and His name shall be called the Angel of great counsel. (Isaiah 9:6). Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wondrous deeds. (Ps 97:1). Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without
end. Amen. A Child is born to us…
7. Kyrie: Missa cum jubilo
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.
8. Gloria: Missa cum jubilo
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise Thee. We bless Thee. We adore Thee. We glorify Thee. We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory. O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. O Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father. Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Who takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For Thou only art holy. Thou only art the Lord. Thou only art most high, O Jesus Christ. Together with the Holy Ghost ☩ in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
9. Oratio: Tonus Antiquior
(Priest) The Lord be with you. (All) And with thy spirit. (Priest) Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the new birth, in the flesh, of Thine only-begotten Son may delivereth us whom the bondage of old keepeth under the yoke of sin. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. (All) Amen.
10. Epistola: Hebrews 1:1-12
God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all, in these days hath spoken to us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the world. Who being the brightness of His glory, and the figure of His substance, and upholding all things by the word of His power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high. Being made so much better than the angels, as He hath inherited a more excellent name than they. For to which of the angels hath He said at any time, Thou art My Son, today have I begotten Thee? And again, I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to me a Son? And again, when He bringeth in the first begotten into the world, He saith: And let all the angels of God adore Him. And to the angels indeed He saith: He that maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of Thy kingdom. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows. And: Thou in the beginning, O Lord, didst found the earth: and the works of Thy hands are the heavens. They shall
perish, but Thou shalt continue: and they shall all grow old as a garment. And as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the selfsame, and Thy years shall not fail.
11. Gradual: Viderunt omnes
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God. Sing joyfully to God, all you lands. The Lord has made His salvation known: in the sight of the nations He has revealed His justice. (Ps 97:3-4).
12. Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus

Alleluia, alleluia. A sanctified day has shone upon us; come, you nations, and adore the Lord: for this day a great light has descended upon the earth. Alleluia. (Ps 97:2).
13. Holy Gospel: John 1:1-14

(Deacon) The Lord be with you. (All) And with thy spirit. (Deacon) The beginning of the Holy Gospel according to John. (All) Glory be to Thee, O Lord. (Deacon) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was made nothing that has been made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness grasped it not. There was a man, one sent from God, whose name was John. This man came as a witness, to bear witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him. He was not himself the light, but was to bear witness to the light. It was the true light that enlightens every man who comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But to as many as received Him He gave the power of becoming sons of God; to those who believe in His name: who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. And we saw His glory - glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father - full of grace and of truth.
14. Credo VI
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things, visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. And born of the Father, before all ages. God of God: Light of Light: true God of true God. Begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven. And became incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. He was crucified also for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, of whose kingdom there shall be no end. And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, proceeding from the Father and the Son. Who together, with the Father and the Son, is adored and glorified: Who spoke by the prophets. And in one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the world to come. Amen.
15. Offertorium: Tui sunt caeli
(Priest) The Lord be with you. (All) And with thy spirit. (Priest) Let us pray. (Schola) Thine are the heavens and Thine is the earth, the world and the fullness thereof Thou hast founded. Justice and judgement are the preparation of Thy throne. (Ps. 88:12, 15).
16. Preface of the Nativity: Tonus Solemnior
(Priest) The Lord be with you. (All) And with thy spirit. (Priest) Lift up your hearts. (All) We have lifted them up to the Lord. (Priest) Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. (All) It is right and just. (Priest) It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, for through the Mystery of the Word made flesh, the new light of Thy glory hath shone upon the eyes of our mind, so that while we acknowledge God in visible form, we may through Him be drawn to the love of things invisible. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Throne and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:
17. Sanctus: Missa cum jubilo
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
18. Pater noster & Pax Domini

(Priest) ...world without end. (All) Amen. (Priest) Let us pray. Instructed by Thy saving precepts, and following Thy divine institution, we make bold to say: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. (All) But deliver us from evil. (Priest) Deliver us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come; and by the intercession of the Blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and of Andrew, and of all the Saints, mercifully grant peace in our days, that through the assistance of Thy mercy we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth God, (prayed in a whisper until this point) world without end. (All) Amen. (Priest) The peace of the Lord be always with you. (All) And with thy spirit.
19. Agnus Dei: Missa cum jubilo
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
20. Confiteor Deo omnipotenti

I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, Father, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
21. Communio: Viderunt omnes
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God. (Ps 97:3).
22. Hymn: Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from Christ’s side, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. From the malicious enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me. And bid me come unto Thee. That I may praise Thee with Thy saints. and with Thy angels, Forever and ever. Amen.
23. Antiphon: Homo quidam

A certain man made a great meal and sent his slave at the hour of the meal to tell the invited ones, that they might come because everything is ready. Come, eat my bread and drink the wine I have mixed for you because everything is ready. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
24. Hymn: Corde natus ex Parentis

Of the Father’s love begotten, ere the worlds began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He, of the things that are, that have been, and that future years shall see, evermore and evermore! He is found in human fashion, death and sorrow here to know, that the race of Adam’s children doomed by law to endless woe, may not henceforth die and perish in the dreadful gulf below, evermore and evermore! O that birth forever blessèd, when the virgin, full of grace, by the Holy Ghost conceiving, bore the Saviour of our race; and the Babe, the world’s Redeemer, first revealed His sacred face, evermore and evermore! O ye heights of heaven adore Him; angel hosts, His praises sing; powers, dominions, bow before Him, and extol our God and King! Let no tongue on earth be silent, every voice in concert sing, evermore and evermore!
25. Antiphon: Ave verum corpus
Hail, true Body, truly born of the Virgin Mary mild, truly offered, wracked and torn, on the Cross for all defiled, from Whose love pierced, sacred side flowed Thy true Blood’s saving tide: be a foretaste sweet to me in my death’s great agony. O my loving, Gentle One, Sweetest Jesus, Mary’s Son. Amen.
26. Postcommunio: Tonus Antiquior

(Priest) The Lord be with you. (All) And with thy spirit. (Priest) Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the Savior of the world, born this day, Who is the author of our birth in godliness, may bestow on us immortal life. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. (All) Amen.
27. Ite missa est: Missa cum jubilo

(Priest) The Lord be with you. (All) And with thy spirit. (Deacon) Go, the Mass is ended. (All) Thanks be to God.
28. Alma Redemptoris Mater: Tonus Solemnis
Loving Mother of the Redeemer, who remains the gate by which we mortals enter heaven, and star of the sea, help your fallen people who strive to rise: you who gave birth, amazing nature, to your sacred Creator: Virgin before and after, taking from the mouth of Gabriel that “Ave,” Have pity on us poor sinners.

Dedication





With deep and heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Rudy Geter

Production




Audio Engineer & Producer: Mark Essick
Musical Advisor: Corrado Cavalli
Graphic Design: Julie Streeter

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