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Auxit Tyrannus
Auxit tyrannus anxius is one of the two sections of Prudentius's 52-stanza poem Hymnus Epiphaniae relating to the Massacre of the Holy Innocents.

The eighteenth-century tune, originally written for Psalm 95 of Tate & Brady's "New Version," was composed by Mary Hudson (1766-1801). She succeeded her father, William Hudson, as organist of St. Olave's, Hart Street, London, in 1781.

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"The Slaughter of the Innocents" by Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1255-c.1319)
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