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Santo

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Author: Guillermo Cuéllar

In the mid-1980s, composer Guillermo Cuéllar composed the folk mass La Misa Popular Salvadoreña as a result of a commission from Archbishop Oscar Romero. Romero was assassinated while celebrating mass in El Salvador. Cuéllar himself was forced into exile for ten years due to threats on his life. Sing! A New Creation  Go to person page >

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First Line: Que acompaña a nuestro pueblo
Title: Santo
Author: Guillermo Cuéllar
Meter: Irregular
Source: Misa Popular Salvadoreña c. 1980; Sanctus
Place of Origin: El Salvador
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: Santo, Santo, Santo, Santo
Notes: English translations: "Who accompanies our people" by Linda McCrae; "Walking here among the people" by Bret Hesla and William Dexheimer-Pharris' "In the middle of the village" by Josue Alvarez and Debi Tyree' "The companion of our people" by C. Michael Hawn
Copyright: © 1996 GIA Publications

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