Ven Espíritu Santo
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    In a volume called Canciones para la Juventud de América printed in Washington DC and copyright 1960 Facultad de Ciencias y Artes Musical de la Universidad de Chile I came across a 2-part arr. by Juan Amenábar using the Gregorian tune with a 'bass descant'. What's ambiguous is the copyright status of the translation, one I haven't seen before:

    Ven Espíritu Santo
    y derrama desde el cielo
    rayos de tu luz divina.

    ven padre de los pobres,
    ven dispensador de bienes,
    ven luz de los corazones...

    Anyone recognize it?
  • It's likely that Amenábar himself translated it, or could have asked a cleric friend to do it, which was common for Chilean composers on those days.

    I know Dom Gaspar Lefebvre's Misal Diario y Vesperal was widely used here in Chile, so the translation may also be from there. Unfortunately, I haven't got a copy to check myself right know, but I can find out if it's really important.
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Thanks, I'd be interested to find out, though of course this week it's not very urgent!