Tenebrae Text Sources
  • FKulash
    Posts: 79
    Where can I find the Scriptural (or other) sources for the texts used in the Liber Usualis for Tenebrae, in particular the responsories? A few of the responsories appear in the Liber Hymnarius, and they have citations; for example, for the responsory "Sicut ovis" it says "cf Is 53, 7.12". That's perfect, but the Liber Hymnarius only has a few of the chants. Is there an edition of the Liber Usualis or a breviary that has references like that for all the chants?
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 9,176
    I haven't found a source with the references, but it's not hard to run searches on-line to find where a given text is taken from. For example, if I run a search for
    "sicut ovis ad occisionem" vulgate
    the search results show excerpts from Isaiah 53.
  • FSSPmusic
    Posts: 245
    Have you checked here for the citations?
    https://divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl
    Another possibility:
    https://gregorien.info/en
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  • CGM
    Posts: 690
    Over the years I've assembled citations for several, though not all, of them:

    HOLY THURSDAY
    — Ecce vidimus eum • cf. Isaiah 53:2, 4, 5
    — Eram quasi agnus innocens • cf. Jeremiah 11:19; cf. Isaiah 53:7-8
    — In monte Oliveti • Matthew 26:39, 41-42
    — Judas mercator pessimus • Matthew 26:47-49, 24, 14-15. Mark 14:43-45, 21, 10-11. Luke 22:47, 22, 3-6. Isaiah 53:7
    — Seniores populi • free paraphrase of portions of the Passion
    — Tristis est anima mea • Matthew 26:38, 45b. Mark 14:34, 41b

    GOOD FRIDAY
    — Caligaverunt oculi mei • Job 16:16b; Lamentations 1:16a, 12a
    — Omnes amici mei • cf. Job 19:14; Psalm 68:22b; cf. Isaiah 53:9a
    — Tamquam ad latronem • Matthew 26:55
    — Tenebrae factae sunt • Matthew 27:45-46, 50. Mark 15:33-34, 37. Luke 23:44, 46. cf. Isaiah 60:2, Amos 8:9-10, Psalm 22:1; Psalm 31:6
    — Tradiderunt me • cf. Job 16:11; Psalm 54:3; Psalm 86:14
    — Vinea mea electa • paraphrase of Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:8-16; Jeremiah 2:21

    HOLY SATURDAY
    — Aestimatus sum • Psalm 88:5-6. cf. Matthew 27:60, March 15:46, Luke 23:53, John 19:42
    — Jerusalem surge • cf. Jonah 3:6; cf. Lamentations 2:18
    — O vos omnes • Lamentations 1:12
    — Plange quasi virgo • cf. Joel 1:8, 1:13, 2:11
    — Recessit pastor noster • free responsory text
    — Sicut ovis • Isaiah 53:7b, 9; cf. John 10:11-18
  • Some additions:
    HOLY THURSDAY
    – Una hora • Matthew 26:40,41; Luke 22:46
    – Amicus meus • cf. Matthew 26:48–50; Mk. 14:44,45; Mt. 26:24; 27:3–8; Acts 1:16–20 (i.e. bits and pieces thereof)
    – Unus ex discipulis • cf. Matthew 26:21,23,24
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