Music: Sister Martina & 77»e Highwayman

In the Duluth Armory one night last week, a bright-eyed little Benedictine nun rose from her seat, bowed modestly to 3,000 cheering Minnesotans. Sister Martina was being cheered for the music she had written—a setting for chorus and orchestra of Alfred Noyes's poem, The Highwayman.

Sister Martina, 38-year-old music teacher at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, for 20 years a Benedictine, plays neat tennis and baseball, skates in the winter, delights her St. Scholastica girls with her slangy talk.

Sister Martina took music degrees at Chicago's Bush Conservatory and the University of Michigan, but until last summer she...

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