Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Salve Festa Dies. Easter Hymn Composed By Venantius Fortunatus (†609 A.D.).

230 Salve Festa Dies

Salve Festa Dies.
Composed by Venantius Fortunatus (+ 609 A.D.).

Salve Festa Dies.
From The Mass and Vespers of Easter,
by the Benedictine Monks of Fontgombault (France).
Des La Messe et les Vêpres de Pâques,
par les moines bénédictins de Fontgombault (France).
Available on YouTube at

Salve Festa Dies is the Title of a Hymn of The Catholic Church, in which we Celebrate The Resurrection of Jesus.

Tradition attributes it to the Latin poet Venantius Fortunatus, who wrote it before 609 A.D. In that case, it would be one of the oldest Hymns passed down.

The Anthem is not included in The Liturgy. It is sung during The Procession at the start of Mass on Easter Sunday.


  1. Beautiful piece of Chant, Zeohy... you're obviously competing with me to post nice tunes. ;-)

    1. Thanks, again, Matthaeus. Stand by for another "nice tune" at 1500 hrs, today.

  2. Thank You, Matthaeus, for your kind Comment.

    Like you, I do like "a good tune", but I have some way to go to top the superb offerings on your Blog at Sub Umbra Alarum Suarum.

    A Very Happy Easter to you and all your Readers at Sub Umbra Alarum Suarum.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...