Por la Hermosa Extensión

Author: Folliot S. Pierpont

Pierpoint, Folliott Sandford, M.A., son of William Home Pierpoint of Bath, was born at Spa Villa, Bath, Oct. 7, 1835, and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, graduating in classical honours in 1871. He has published The Chalice of Nature and Other Poems, Bath, N.D. This was republished in 1878 as Songs of Love, The Chalice of Nature, and Lyra Jesu. He also contributed hymns to the Churchman's Companion (London Masters), the Lyra Eucharistica, &c. His hymn on the Cross, "0 Cross, O Cross of shame," appeared in both these works. He is most widely known through:— "For the beauty of the earth." Holy Communion, or Flower Service. This was contributed to the 2nd edition of Orby Shipley's Lyra Eucharistica, 1864, in 8 stanzas of 6 line… Go to person page >

Translator: Clotilde F. Náñez , 1908-

Clotilde Falcón de Náñez, a seventh generation Tejano, was born in Rio Grande City, Texas in 1908. She studied at Westmoreland College in San Antonio and graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1932) where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Clotilde Náñez later attended SMU, receiving a Master of Arts degree in Ibero-American civilization in 1970. Her work as an educator included teaching in public schools and serving fourteen years as Head of the Spanish department at Saint Mary’s Hall, a private, college preparatory school in San Antonio. She also taught at Trinity University, San Antonio, in the SMU School of Continuing Education, Dallas, and at Pan American University, Edinburgh, Texas. Clotilde Náñ… Go to person page >

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First Line: Por la hermosa extensión
Title: Por la Hermosa Extensión
Author: Folliot S. Pierpont
Translator: Clotilde F. Náñez , 1908-
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: Elevamos, oh Señor

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DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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