FORM Movement of the Mass Ordinary
LENGTH Short-Medium
SOURCE Riesencodex f.472 verso

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Text and Translation

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Editorial Notes

This is the sole extant movement of the Mass Ordinary composed by Hildegard, contained within the Riesencodex (f. 472 verso). The use of B-flat is inconsistent in the hand-written manuscript, only appearing once within the statement of the third line. I recommend applying this lowered fourth (b-flat) throughout the piece as indicated in the score.

There is also a textual elision between each word in the source, i.e. “Kyrieleison,” rather than the more standard text, “Kyrie eleison.” I have included the original version in this edition.


Musical transcription by Allison Mondel

Version 1.0
Last Updated 6.14.22

© Eya Medieval Music

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