Hymn to Saint Martin (David Monks)

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  • CPDL #20306:      (Sibelius 6)
Editor: David Monks (submitted 2009-10-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hymn to Saint Martin
Composer: David Monks

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2007

Description: A Hymn to Saint Martin of Tours (5th century) who is renowned for cutting his Roman military cloak in half to give it to a naked beggar - Christ in disguise. Later he became a bishop in the last years of the Roman Empire in the west. He was a famous preacher and fearless holding firmly to his faith in the tricky politics of the dying Western Empire.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O virum ineffabilem,
Nec laborem victum,
O virum ineffabilem,
Nec morte vincendum,
Qui nec mori timuit
Nec vivere recusavit.

Oculis et manibus
In coelum semper intentus:
Invictum ab oratione,
Spiritum non relaxabat.

O virum ineffabilem,
In coelum semper intentus:
Martinus, Abrahae sinu laetus excipitur,
Hic pauper modicus, coelum dives ingreditur,
Hymnis coeles tibus honoratur.
Aleluia!