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ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick

11 Mar 98 - 08:30 PM (#23573)
Subject: Lyr Add: HAIL, GLORIOUS SAINT PATRICK
From: Alice

This is from a 1947 edition (with dog-chewed off cover) of the St. Gregory Hymnal and Choir Book.
HAIL, GLORIOUS SAINT PATRICK
1920, words, Sister Agnes
Ancient Irish Melody

1. Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, dear Saint of our isle!
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile.
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down with thy love.

2. Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, thy words were once strong,
Against Satan's wiles and a heretic throng.
Not less in thy might now in heaven thou art,
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part.

3. In the war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear Saint, may thy children resist to the death,
May their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer,
Their banner the Cross, which they glory to bear.

4. Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more.
And the fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.

5. Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,
Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth,
And our hearts shall yet burn, wheresoever we roam,
For God and Saint Patrick and our native home.

Whenever I can figure out how to use the Mac abc software (Barfly) I will post the tune. May not be by the 17th.
alice, montana


11 Mar 98 - 10:38 PM (#23576)
Subject: Tune Add: HAIL, GLORIOUS SAINT PATRICK
From: Alice

Well, this is my first attempt at doing abc, tonight. It prints out correctly as sheet music.
alice

X:1 T:Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick Q:125 M:3/4 L:1/4 K:Bb D|GGG|FDF|Bdc/B/|BAA/B/| cAF|FAc|BGB|A2D|G>A/B/G/| FDF|BBF|GAB/c/|dcd|BGA|GGG|G2|


12 Mar 98 - 01:27 AM (#23590)
Subject: Tune Add: ST PATRICK and SLANE
From: alison

Hi Alice,

The tune is called "St Patrick", I always knew it as "St Patrick's breastplate." I think the words fit even better to another old Irish tune "Slane" so here are both of them.... see what you think.

MIDI file: STPATBR.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: St. Patrick's Breastplate
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: Bb
Tempo: 130 (461538 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0960 1 62 029 0478 0 62 029 0002 1 67 037 0958 0 67 037 0002 1 67 046 0478 0 67 046 0002 1 65 057 0478 0 65 057 0002 1 62 048 0478 0 62 048 0002 1 65 054 0478 0 65 054 0002 1 70 047 0478 0 70 047 0002 1 74 048 0478 0 74 048 0002 1 72 043 0238 0 72 043 0002 1 70 028 0238 0 70 028 0002 1 70 037 0478 0 70 037 0002 1 69 050 0478 0 69 050 0002 1 69 046 0478 0 69 046 0002 1 72 042 0478 0 72 042 0002 1 69 041 0478 0 69 041 0002 1 65 040 0478 0 65 040 0002 1 65 049 0478 0 65 049 0002 1 69 044 0478 0 69 044 0002 1 72 044 0478 0 72 044 0002 1 70 035 0958 0 70 035 0002 1 70 038 0478 0 70 038 0002 1 69 044 0958 0 69 044 0002 1 74 048 0478 0 74 048 0002 1 67 038 0718 0 67 038 0002 1 69 029 0238 0 69 029 0002 1 70 043 0238 0 70 043 0002 1 67 044 0238 0 67 044 0002 1 65 041 0478 0 65 041 0002 1 62 037 0478 0 62 037 0002 1 58 033 0478 0 58 033 0002 1 70 046 0958 0 70 046 0002 1 65 040 0478 0 65 040 0002 1 67 044 0478 0 67 044 0002 1 69 052 0478 0 69 052 0002 1 70 050 0238 0 70 050 0002 1 72 050 0238 0 72 050 0002 1 74 053 0958 0 74 053 0002 1 72 045 0238 0 72 045 0002 1 74 037 0238 0 74 037 0002 1 70 044 0478 0 70 044 0002 1 67 042 0478 0 67 042 0002 1 69 044 0478 0 69 044 0002 1 67 038 0958 0 67 038 0002 1 67 046 0478 0 67 046 0002 1 67 045 0958 0 67 045 0002 1 65 048 0478 0 65 048 0002 1 70 044 0958 0 70 044 0002 1 70 044 0478 0 70 044 0002 1 70 050 0958 0 70 050 0002 1 72 046 0238 0 72 046 0002 1 74 048 0238 0 74 048 0002 1 72 045 0958 0 72 045 0002 1 71 061 0478 0 71 061 0002 1 72 045 0958 0 72 045 0002 1 74 040 0478 0 74 040 0002 1 67 046 0958 0 67 046 0002 1 67 052 0478 0 67 052 0002 1 65 048 0478 0 65 048 0002 1 69 042 0478 0 69 042 0002 1 72 042 0478 0 72 042 0002 1 70 042 0958 0 70 042 0002 1 70 038 0478 0 70 038 0002 1 69 057 0958 0 69 057 0002 1 62 046 0478 0 62 046 0002 1 67 050 0718 0 67 050 0002 1 69 053 0238 0 69 053 0002 1 70 050 0238 0 70 050 0002 1 67 038 0238 0 67 038 0002 1 65 050 0478 0 65 050 0002 1 62 044 0478 0 62 044 0002 1 58 031 0478 0 58 031 0002 1 70 060 0958 0 70 060 0002 1 65 050 0478 0 65 050 0002 1 67 046 0478 0 67 046 0002 1 69 048 0478 0 69 048 0002 1 70 050 0238 0 70 050 0002 1 72 046 0238 0 72 046 0002 1 74 061 0958 0 74 061 0002 1 72 061 0238 0 72 061 0002 1 74 050 0238 0 74 050 0002 1 70 057 0478 0 70 057 0002 1 67 049 0478 0 67 049 0002 1 69 046 0478 0 69 046 0002 1 67 054 0958 0 67 054 0002 1 67 046 0478 0 67 046 0002 1 67 050 1438 0 67 050
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:St. Patrick's Breastplate
M:3/4
Q:1/4=130
K:Bb
D2|G4G2|F2D2F2|B2d2cB|B2A2A2|c2A2F2|F2A2c2|
B4B2|A4d2|G3ABG|F2D2B,2|B4F2|G2A2Bc|d4cd|
B2G2A2|G4G2|G4F2|B4B2|B4cd|c4=B2|c4d2|G4G2|
F2A2c2|B4B2|A4D2|G3ABG|F2D2B,2|B4F2|G2A2Bc|
d4cd|B2G2A2|G4G2|G6||

MIDI file: SLANE2.MID

Timebase: 480

Name:
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 166 (361445 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 60 050 0478 0 60 050 0002 1 60 042 0478 0 60 042 0002 1 62 028 0238 0 62 028 0002 1 60 042 0238 0 60 042 0002 1 57 031 0478 0 57 031 0002 1 55 027 0478 0 55 027 0002 1 55 029 0238 0 55 029 0002 1 57 027 0238 0 57 027 0002 1 60 045 0478 0 60 045 0002 1 60 026 0478 0 60 026 0002 1 62 034 0478 0 62 034 0002 1 64 030 1438 0 64 030 0002 1 62 030 0478 0 62 030 0002 1 62 032 0478 0 62 032 0002 1 62 027 0478 0 62 027 0002 1 62 032 0478 0 62 032 0002 1 64 032 0478 0 64 032 0002 1 67 040 0478 0 67 040 0002 1 69 035 0478 0 69 035 0002 1 67 036 0478 0 67 036 0002 1 64 037 0478 0 64 037 0002 1 67 036 1438 0 67 036 0002 1 69 033 0478 0 69 033 0002 1 69 034 0238 0 69 034 0002 1 71 036 0238 0 71 036 0002 1 72 038 0238 0 72 038 0002 1 71 028 0238 0 71 028 0002 1 69 028 0478 0 69 028 0002 1 67 031 0478 0 67 031 0002 1 64 029 0478 0 64 029 0002 1 67 033 0478 0 67 033 0002 1 60 026 0478 0 60 026 0002 1 59 019 0441 1 57 032 0458 0 59 019 0982 1 55 028 1041 0 57 032 0478 0 55 028 0002 1 60 033 0478 0 60 033 0002 1 64 029 0478 0 64 029 0002 1 67 032 0478 0 67 032 0002 1 69 029 0238 0 69 029 0002 1 67 042 0238 0 67 042 0002 1 64 034 0478 0 64 034 0002 1 60 019 0238 0 60 019 0002 1 64 015 0238 0 64 015 0002 1 62 023 0478 0 62 023 0002 1 60 023 0478 0 60 023 0002 1 60 035 0478 0 60 035 0002 1 60 037 1440 0 60 037
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:3/4
Q:1/4=166
K:C
C2C2DC|A,2G,2G,A,|C2C2D2|E6|D2D2D2|D2E2G2|
A2G2E2|G6|A2ABcB|A2G2E2|G2C2B,2|A,17/4G,7/4|
C2E2G2|AGE2CE|D2C2C2|C6||

Slainte

alison


12 Mar 98 - 09:27 AM (#23615)
Subject: Lyr Add: ST. PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE
From: Alice

Although tunes may be similar and shuffled around to different sets of lyrics, "St. Patrick's Breastplate" is actually a prayer (supposedly written by St. Patrick himself) that have been used with different tunes. The song words I posted above are from 1920, by Sister Agnes. The prayer is called a 'breastplate' because it is meant to be a 'sheild' from harm.
There are different versions of the prayer, especially when it is used with a tune, but here is one:

St. Patrick's Breastplate
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Chrst beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,

My great grandmother used to say this prayer.


12 Mar 98 - 09:35 AM (#23616)
Subject: RE: ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
From: Alice

Alison, when I copy and paste your abc into "Barfly" (abc for the MAC) I get an error when I try to play it saying the key field is bad. (K:C) Any clues?? alice


12 Mar 98 - 09:39 AM (#23617)
Subject: RE: ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
From: Alice


12 Mar 98 - 09:40 AM (#23618)
Subject: RE: ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
From: Alice

Forgot to type in the last line of the "Breastplate"
'Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.'


12 Mar 98 - 06:30 PM (#23645)
Subject: Tune Add: ST PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE or CLONMACNOISE
From: alison

Hi alice,

No idea at all, Alan of Oz is the one to ask if you've got problems.

The breastplate bit is actually sung to the tune "Clonmacnoise".

MIDI file: CLONMAC.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: CLONMACNOISE
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 080 (750000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0960 1 59 043 0238 0 59 043 0002 1 62 042 0238 0 62 042 0002 1 64 052 0478 0 64 052 0002 1 64 063 0478 0 64 063 0002 1 62 057 0238 0 62 057 0002 1 64 062 0238 0 64 062 0002 1 67 057 0478 0 67 057 0002 1 69 065 0478 0 69 065 0002 1 74 043 0241 0 74 043 0014 1 73 054 0216 1 71 039 0225 0 73 054 0478 0 71 039 0002 1 67 048 0481 0 67 048 0008 1 66 053 0238 0 66 053 0002 1 66 056 0238 0 66 056 0002 1 64 058 0478 0 64 058 0002 1 62 049 0478 0 62 049 0002 1 59 041 0238 0 59 041 0002 1 62 041 0238 0 62 041 0002 1 64 034 0478 0 64 034 0002 1 64 056 0478 0 64 056 0002 1 62 054 0238 0 62 054 0002 1 64 036 0238 0 64 036 0002 1 67 055 0478 0 67 055 0002 1 69 049 0478 0 69 049 0002 1 74 046 0238 0 74 046 0002 1 73 031 0238 0 73 031 0002 1 71 037 0478 0 71 037 0002 1 67 044 0478 0 67 044 0002 1 66 049 0249 1 66 045 0004 0 66 049 0480 0 66 045 0000 1 64 045 0478 0 64 045 0002 1 64 053 0478 0 64 053 0002 1 71 035 0238 0 71 035 0002 1 71 039 0238 0 71 039 0002 1 74 046 0489 1 71 053 0493 0 74 046 0464 1 69 047 0478 0 71 053 0238 0 69 047 0002 1 71 039 0234 1 74 059 0238 0 71 039 0485 1 76 044 0506 0 74 059 0478 0 76 044 0002 1 76 042 0238 0 76 042 0002 1 76 064 0238 0 76 064 0002 1 74 055 0475 0 74 055 0014 1 67 067 0471 1 69 060 0487 0 67 067 0215 1 67 069 0241 0 69 060 0249 0 67 069 0000 1 64 047 0478 0 64 047 0002 1 62 051 0478 0 62 051 0002 1 59 051 0238 0 59 051 0002 1 62 049 0238 0 62 049 0002 1 64 047 0478 0 64 047 0002 1 64 056 0477 1 62 055 0481 0 64 056 0238 0 62 055 0020 1 64 052 0203 1 67 054 0225 0 64 052 0480 1 69 055 0518 0 67 054 0478 0 69 055 0002 1 74 052 0238 0 74 052 0002 1 73 044 0238 0 73 044 0002 1 71 043 0478 0 71 043 0002 1 67 037 0478 0 67 037 0002 1 66 051 0238 0 66 051 0002 1 66 039 0238 0 66 039 0002 1 64 042 0478 0 64 042 0002 1 64 052 0521 0 64 052
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:CLONMACNOISE
M:3/4
Q:1/4=80
K:D
B,D|E2E2DE|G2A2dc|B2G2FF|E2D2B,D|E2E2DE|G2A2dc|
B2G2F|FE2E2BB|d2B2AB|d2e2ee|d2G2AG|E2D2B,D|
E2E2DE|G2A2dc|B2G2FF|E2E9/4||

slainte

Alison


12 Mar 98 - 06:37 PM (#23647)
Subject: RE: ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
From: Alice

thanks, alison, I was getting "K error" on the first one in K:C, the one above you posted was K:D. I will try that and see if I can get it to play. Glad Murray pointed me toward the Mac version of abc. alice


12 Mar 98 - 08:08 PM (#23657)
Subject: RE: ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
From: MarcB

Alison, Alice

I have St. Patrick's Breastplate as Hymn 370 in the 1982 Episcopal Hymnal. The part you recited above(Christ before me, etc.) is sandwiched between the "I bind unto myself today" verses to a different tune and key. Makes for a great piece. I assume you have this so I'm not transcribing full lyrics. Let me know if you want them.

I actually use the breastplate as personal ritual and found it quite effective as a ward.

I love the lyrics which began this thread, thank you Alice and I will add them to my list of faith stuff. I like the Slane tune with them as well.

Here's to ya. Marc