The Sacred Saints (John Mundy)
- (Posted 2015-06-22) CPDL #35869:
- Editor: Harrison Hackett (submitted 2015-06-22). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 1.05 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 2012
Description: This work is a modern contrafactum of the madrigal Were I a king suitable for sacred use on a Saint's day.
The piece uses words from Philip Howard, one of the 'English martyrs' contemporary with Mundy.
Original text and translations
The sacred Saints remain in perfect peace.
Which Christ confessed, and walked in His ways,
They shine in bliss, which now shall never cease.
And to His Name do sing eternal praise:
Before His throne in white they ever stand,
And carry palms of triumph in their hand.