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Tune Req: To Christ the Seed

GUEST,Judy Goddard 22 May 10 - 07:41 PM
Joe Offer 22 May 10 - 08:12 PM
Joe Offer 22 May 10 - 08:53 PM
Gweltas 23 May 10 - 12:49 AM
GUEST,Judy Goddard 23 May 10 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,judy Goddard 23 May 10 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 23 May 10 - 12:18 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: GUEST,Judy Goddard
Date: 22 May 10 - 07:41 PM

Hi everyone!

I'm trying to find a recording/audio file of someone singing "To Christ the Seed" in English.

I've found the words alone.
I've found the tune without the words. (It was beautiful but quite flowery. It'd be hard to try to fit the tune to the words.

Can anyone suggest where I can hear both together?

Thanx!
Judy G


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Subject: ADD: To Christ the Seed
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 May 10 - 08:12 PM

Hi, Judy-
For the record, here are the lyrics:
Ag Críost an Síol - To Christ the Seed

Ag Críost an Síol

Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar;
in iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn.

Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc;
líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.

Ó fhás go haois, ó aois go bás,
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn.

Ó bhás go críoch nach críoch ach athfhás,
i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.

To Christ the seed, to Christ the crop,
in barn of Christ may we be brought.

To Christ the sea, to Christ the fish,
in nets of Christ may we be caught.

From growth to age, from age to death,
Thy two arms here, O Christ, about us.

From death to end, not end but growth,
in blessed Paradise may we be.

Courtesy of: An Duanaire, 1981
Translated by Thomas Kinsella


Source: http://www.irishpage.com/poems/agcriost.htm

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other info here (click)

Video here - Irish (click)

There's a video of a wonderful instrumental rendition here (click)

....but nothing in English.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 May 10 - 08:53 PM

The closest I came to an English recording is this one from the Notre Dame Folk Choir and it's very different from the Irish version.

Oh, here's the right one: (click).
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: Gweltas
Date: 23 May 10 - 12:49 AM

I prefer this version !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8TjwimpnDo&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: GUEST,Judy Goddard
Date: 23 May 10 - 09:01 AM

Thanx Joe! This helps alot!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: GUEST,judy Goddard
Date: 23 May 10 - 12:16 PM

I agree with you, Gweltas, but I the English so I can see how the wrods fit together with the melody.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 23 May 10 - 12:18 PM

Composed by Seán O'Riada if I am not mistaken.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: To Christ the Seed
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 May 10 - 10:37 AM

Must learn for Band.

~S~


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