HERE to download the audio file for playback later.
Magnus Hymn - SMC047
St Magnus Hymn, or "Nobilis humilis" is a piece
of music which celebrates St Magnus of Orkney. The hymn can
be dated to at least the thirteenth century and may be from
the twelfth century.
If the hymn dates from the twelfth century then it is especially
relevant to the cathedral as it would be contemporary with
the construction of the cathedral. The hymn is written in
Latin and comprises of seven stanzas which are repeated to
the same piece of music.
The hymn can be found in a thirteenth century manuscript owned
by the Uppsala University