Sunday, July 26, 2009

Video of Hymn St. Patrick's Breastplate, sung by Angelina (EWTN)

This hymn is taken from two CDs Songs of the Faithful and Wake Up Call. Angelina travelled to the Hill of Slane in County Meath (Ireland) to film this beautiful song. She also went over to the very famous Grafton Street in Dublin. This video was shot in one day and the director was Manuel DeTeffe of Rome. Arrangement was by Shaun Davey, mechanical and synch license were obtained through HFA. Saint Patrick's Breastplate is an old Irish Christian hymn. It is generally assumed that Saint Patrick wrote the Old Irish lyrics during his Irish ministry in the 5th century. However there is a school of thought that it may have written in the 8th century.It is part of the Liber Hymnorum (Book of Hymns)- a collection of hymns found in two manuscripts kept in Dublin.
Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander translated the hymn from old Irish into English.

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