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Saluator mundi domine
A macaronic Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Alleluya Alleluya deo patri sit gloria
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 189 (SC 6777), f. 107
First Lines:
Saluator mundi domine
Fader of heuene yblessyd þou be…
Last Lines:
…Ioy & & [sic] blysse A mong vs be
For att thys tyme borne ys he
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 54-5; 1977, 45-6.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 117.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 20.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 20
First Lines:
Saluator mundi domine
fader of hevyn blessyd þou be…
Last Lines:
…Worshepe þat chyld so fre
de virgine maria
Note: Four stanzas only, with De virgine maria refrain.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 54-5; 1977, 46.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 18-19.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 179.
3.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 9v-10
First Lines:
Saluator mundi domine
Fader of heuene blyssid þu be…
Last Lines:
…Blyssid mot þey alle be
Deo patri sit gloria
Note: Four stanzas only, with De virgine maria refrain.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 54-5; 1977, 45.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 28.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 49-50.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 178.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 51.