SATB choir, a cappella or with harp (optional)
There is an orchestration which includes organ, strings, harp and percussion (timpani & susp. cymbal)
Harvard Collegium Musicum, 2004 at a banquet honoring Jameson Marvin
the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
honoring Jameson Marvin’s 25th anniversary at Harvard
The Princeton Singers on "I Have Had Singing" (Arsis)
1. SATB (opt. harp) ECS #7031
2. SATB & chamber orchestra (Full score), ECS #6676, (harp, org, perc, strings [3-3-2- 2-1])
Orchestral parts, ECS #6677
Munus may be performed independently or as the first part of the set of three love songs, Amo!
Text / translation
Delitiasque poli semperque manentia regna
Quaeramus toto pectore, mento, manu.
Felix aula poli nunquam dislungit amicum;
Semper habet, quod amat, pertus amore calens.
Aspice laetifico gratanter corde,
Precamur, precamur, parvula quae magnus
Munera misit amor.
–Alcuin of York
Let us seek the delights and ever-enduring realms of heaven
With our whole heart, mind and hand.
The blessed hall of heaven never separates friends;
A heart warmed by love always has what it loves.
Look with joy and gladdening heart,
At these little offerings which great love sends you.