February 15, 2013

Holy Mary, Now We Crown You

Glorious Queen

Holy Mary, Now We Crown You was first published in 1955. It was written by the Sulpician Priest, Fr. Melvin L. Farrell. He is the author of a number of books including Getting to Know the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture (2003). Holy Mary, Now We Crown You is set to the 1735 tune: Steiner by Johann Ludwig Steiner (1688-1761). The following video features a new musical setting by the contemporary Philippine composer and organist, Alejandro D. Consolacion II. It uses stanzas 3,4, and 5; plus the refrain. In the liturgy of the Hours, Holy Mary, Now We Crown You is used in the Commons of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


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