Munus

Scoring

SATB choir, a cappella or with harp (optional)

There is an orchestration which  includes organ, strings, harp and percussion (timpani & susp. cymbal)

 

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Details

3:30
2003

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

Program Notes

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

Translation

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.