Claude de Santeuil

SANTEUIL, Claude de. b. 3 February 1628; d. 29 September 1684. Born into a prosperous Parisian family, he became a secular ecclesiastic at the Seminary of St Magloire, Paris, taking the name ‘Santolius Maglorianus’. He was invited by Cardinal Péréfixe and Archbishop Harlay to revise the Paris Breviary, which appeared in 1680, containing some of his hymns and those of his younger brother, Jean-Baptiste de Santeuil*. He is best known for the hymn ‘Prome vocem, mens, canoram’, translated by John Chandler* (with a revised version by Sir Henry Williams Baker*) as ‘Now, my soul, thy voice...

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