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O Most Virtuous

Translator: Neil Borgstrom

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Text Information

First Line: O most virtuous, and most pious (O sanctísima, O piíssima)
Title: O Most Virtuous
Spanish Title: O Sanctissima
Translator: Neil Borgstrom
Source: St. 1 Stimmen der Volker n Liedern, 1807; st. 2 Arundel Hymnal, 1902
Copyright: © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.



SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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