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Beannacht Leat, A Mhuire Publication Details
Praise to You, O Mary (Irish)
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2054 SSA

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SSA choir and organ

Level of Difficulty - Moderate

Uses/Season - Concert,
Service Anthem, Christmas
 
Duration -
2:30 mins

Pages Music -
4 pages - 12 page booklet
Format -
SSA/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2003

Perusal Score PDF
SSA perusal only
 
  Description/Remarks

PEL2054 Beannacht Leat is a lilting hymn to the Virgin Mary (Mhuire) sung in Irish to a traditional folk melody.  The Soprano 1 melody line floats above a background setting of treble voices, resulting in a new Celtic Christmas favorite.  Created by Paul Halley for Chorus Angelicus on its tour to Ireland 2004.

The score includes phonetic underlay to aid singers in pronunciation of the Irish.

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"Paul Halley’s fresh but tasteful arrangements invigorate the latest offering...the sweet, transparent sound of Chorus Angelicus (a children’s choir) imparting something inimitable and irreplaceable: innocent wonder at the season. Strongly recommended." 
Lawrence Schenbeck, The Choral Journal

"Listeners will find many familiar favorites, including Mr. Halley’s arrangements of American and English traditionals. But they will also delight i the soaring voices on the Irish song 'Beannacht Leat'."
- Michael O’Loughlin, The Living Church
 

  Sound Clip ◙♫
from What Child Is This? CD
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What Child Is This?CD
PEL1005 - Track 18


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  Text and Translation

Beannacht Leat, A Mhuire 

Traditional Irish    
Translation by Finola Nic Eoin & Seosamh Mac Eoin


Beannacht leat, a Mhuire:
Beannacht leat a Chríost,
Go gcumhdaigh sibh ár nanama,
Go dtagaimí aris: 

Beannacht leat, a thig Dé
Agus beannacht Dé ‘nár dtimpeall,
Nár scara uianne grásta Dé
Go bfillimíd chun a theampail. 

Beannaigh sinn, a Mhuire
Beannaigh sinn a Chríost,
Go gcuire sibh bhúr naspailse,
Ar gcosaint ar an tslí; 

Iarraim ort, a Mhaigh dean,
Agus guidhim Aoinmhic na hoighe,
Ná réabtar cáirdeas eadrainn,
Go nairimid libh go deo. 
 

Translation:

Praise to you, O Mary;
Praise to you, O Christ;
Keep our souls from harm
Until we come to you again; 

Praise to you, O House of God,
And may God’s blessing surround us;
May God’s grace never leave us
Till we return to His temple.      

Bless us, O Mary,
Bless us, O Christ;
Send your apostles
To protect us on our way; 

I beseech you, O Virgin,
And I pray to the only Son of the Maiden,
That our friendship never be sundered
And that we dwell with you forever.