Cantata: St Andrew: music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick
piano score

children conducted by Marie Warrington;
band: B.Ed Music Students from Glasgow University directed by Moira Summers
booklet: St And Cantata bklet edited1
audio (recorded by St Rose of Lima Primary School, conduced by Maria Shields)

The St Andrew’s Day Song in Scots: (c) Liz Bovill – as sung by St Monica’s and St Martha’s Primary and 24 other schools at the 2015 Cantata promoted by Glasgow Churches Together and held in Wellington Church, University Avenue, Glasgow.



Andrew is oor patron saint, as Scotland ay remembers.
His flags’ll fly here every year, on the 30th o’ November.


Andrew wis a fisherman. His faither wis the same there.
His brither was Saint Peter, an’ they left when Jesus came there.


Andrew wis the first disciple (Got the loaves an’ fishes).
He learned the truths fae Jesus, an’ carried oot his wishes.


He brought the Guid News later oan, tae Russia an’ tae Poland,
an’ Turkey, Hungary an’ Greece. An’ intae many more lands.


Finally, in Southern Greece, he preached the Truth that frees us.
They hanged him, an’ he chose a cross, that’s no’ the cross o’ Jesus.


Efter years, his bones were sent tae be kept in Istanbul, then.
An’ later, some were moved tae Fife, by a bishop, or St Rule, then.
They built the saint a chapel there, an ‘ then a Cathedral came,
An’ then a host of pilgrims (An’ St Andrew’s wis its name.)


They tell the tale o’ Andrew’s cross: it helped the Scots in battle,
Appearin’ high across the sky, above the broadswords’ rattle.