Andante in G minor, BWV 969Bach
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This is free piano sheet music for O Sanctissima, Betsy Bailey provided by freeldssheetmusic.org
"O Sanctissima" is a Roman Catholic hymn in Latin to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is claimed that the tune of the hymn is Sicilian. The tune is sometimes called "Sicilian Mariners Hymn" or "Mariners Hymn".It has also been made into a Christmas carol with English words not relating to the Blessed Virgin Mary, but rather to Jesus himself and his day of birth:Or, in another English-language rendition:The German version ("O du frÃ¶hliche") is a well-known Christmas carol.In the Spanish language the Christmas carol version beginsâ€”O Santisimo, felicisimo.The Czech version is a Marian song â€œMatko pÅ™esvatÃ¡â€ (Nr. 808 in Catholic KancionÃ¡l from publisher Zvon, 1993f.).This tune is also used for the hymnâ€”Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing.The Latin version is not typically heard at Christmas, but more often sung in Catholic churches on Marian feast days.It is sometimes claimed that the tune is the source of the song "We Shall Overcome". (Tindley).