Dear Lady of Fatima
  • aldrich
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    Does anyone have an SATB setting of this piece, "Our Lady of Fatima"?
  • melofluentmelofluent
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    There is an adapted Bach choral, "Now the world is saved from darkness," that bears that title, aldrich. But without more specificity....
    I've posted some "Fatima" Portuguese works here in the past that I've arranged formally, as a great deal of the sources are, at best, lead sheets, recordings, etc.
  • chonakchonak
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    Sounds like a question for @oldhymns.
  • oldhymnsoldhymns
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    There is a sacred song by Gladys Gollahon, "Our Lady of Fatima." I think this might be what you are looking for. These are the words:

    Ave Maria, Ave Maria
    The heavens were opened Our Lady appeared at Fatima one day
    To tell us again of the great need for prayer
    As Her children we answer this way.
    Refrain--
    Dear Lady of Fatima We come on bended knee
    To beg your intercession for peace and unity
    Dear Mary won't you show us, the right and shining way
    We pledge our love and offer You, A Rosary each day.
    You promised at Fatima each time that you appeared
    To help us if we pray to You to banish war and fear
    Dear Lady on first Saturdays we ask Your guiding hand
    For grace and guidance here on earth and protection for our land.

    If this is it, I can send the music if you would like.
    Thanked by 1aldrich
  • aldrich
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    Hi, @oldhymns, this is what I'm looking for.
  • aldrich
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    Hi, @oldhymns, can you send me the music for this? Thanks in advance!
  • oldhymnsoldhymns
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    Here is the music for the sacred song, Our Lady of Fatima.
    Thanked by 1aldrich
  • aldrich
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    I hysterically thank you!
  • MarkThompson
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    Will I turn out to have been the only one to open that file strictly to see how funny it was?
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Wow, you'd think they deliberately strove to outdo Ives' A song for anything. To true to be good!
  • oldhymnsoldhymns
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    Believe me, I had a good laugh when I found the piece, too. In fact, I once had a 45 RPM record of this "song" sung by a soprano....now I wonder where the record disappeared to...LOL. Whatever you do, don't use it at the May procession........
  • aldrich
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    Oh, I want to know why.
  • expeditus1
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    Actually, our children's choir will be doing "Our Lady of Fatima" as a prelude piece before the May procession. They do a very nice job with it.
  • GavinGavin
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    Just from looking at it, I don't know if there's anything sacred about it.
  • melofluentmelofluent
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    Fatima Masses present unique challenges, grasshoppers.