Boris Ord: Adam Lay Ybounden, Original SATB Choir version (NOV) en- GB. This striking fifteenth-century lyric has attracted several composers, among them Peter Warlock and Benjamin Britten. Boris Ord, the composer of this setting, was . See also: Adam lay ybounden (Philip Ledger) Adam lay ybounden. Bounden in a bond; Four thousand winter, Thought he not too long.

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There are many notable modern choral settings of the text, such as that by Boris Ord. The manuscript on which the poem is found Sloaneff. aeam

Cantus Mundi: Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord)

The Victorian antiquarian Thomas Wright suggests that although there is consensus that the lyrics date from the reign of Henry V of England —the songs themselves may be rather earlier.

Adam lay ybounden relates the events of GenesisChapter 3. In medieval theology, Adam was supposed to have remained in bonds with the other patriarchs in the limbus patrum from the time of his death until the crucifixion of Christ the ” winters”.

John Speirs suggests that there is a tone of astonishment, almost incredulity in the phrase “and all was for an apple”, noting “an apple, such as a boy might steal from an orchard, seems such a little thing to produce such overwhelming consequences. Yet so it must be because clerks say so.


It is in their book probably meaning the Vulgate itself. The third verse suggests the subsequent redemption of man by the birth of Jesus Christ by Marywho was to become the Queen of Heaven as a younden, [7] and thus the song concludes on a positive note hinting at Thomas Aquinas ‘ concept of the ” felix culpa ” blessed fault.

The movement of the song reproduces very surely the movements of a human mind. The text was originally meant to be a song text, although no music survives. Boris Ord’s setting is probably the best-known version as a result of its traditional performance following the First Lesson at the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the chapel of King’s College, Cambridgewhere Ord was organist from to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richards,p. The Non-Chaucerian Tradition London: Richards,pp.

Genesis creation narrative in the Book of Genesis Adam Eve. Mama’s Affair Good Morning, Eve!

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This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Adam lay i-bowndyn, bowndyn in a bond, Fowre thowsand wynter thowt he not to long.

Adam lay ybounden, Bounden in a bond; Four thousand winter Thought he not too long. And al was for an appil, an appil that he tok. As clerkes fyndyn wretyn in here book. And all was for an appleAn apple that he took.

Ne hadde the appil take ben, the appil taken ben, Ne hadde never our lady a ben hevene quen. Blyssid be the tyme that appil take was! Therefore we mown syngyn Deo gratias! Blessed be the time That apple taken was! Therefore we may singen Deo gratias!