For Claretians past, present, and future. The tempo is a little slower than what we were used to from the mid-1980s up until the late 1990s. After all, it is a march, isn’t it? The intonation of the lyrics are also slightly different at certain parts.
The Claret School March
Music by Sister Ma. Rosalina Abejo, RVM
Lyrics by Mercedes Soliven-David
Gather ’round, O Sons of Great Claret
Fill the air with joy and love!
For we learn that knowledge is delight,
Fulfilling the wish of our God!
Embrace virtue, we must
Spread the truth, we shall;
Love justice, ‘til we die;
Hope and peace to this world impart!
March on with Christ’s vision,
Keep high, our Queen’s traditions
Dauntless and strong as one band,
Guided by Anthony Claret.
I am a Claretian myself and now my eldest son is one, too. I could not find a copy to listen to online, so here it is. Feel free to download and distribute this as needed.
If you have the more upbeat version, the old march, please share it with us! 🙂
This is the same version as the one posted above, but with the tempo increased by 25%, which sounds more like the march that we were used to in the 1980s to the late 1990s. However, the intonation of certain lyrics still differ.