Ave Regina celorum (John Dunstable)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-21)   CPDL #35486:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 404 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Complete Works, 2nd edition, ed. Manfred F. Bukofzer; vol. 8 of Musica Britannica, Stainer & Bell, London, 1970. Time values here halved in the triple-time section, quartered in the duple-time section. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 5/12/96.

General Information

Title: Ave Regina celorum
Composer: John Dunstable
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: Marian Antiphon from February to Easter

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Regina caelorum.

Latin.png Latin text

Ave Regína celórum,
Ave Dómina Angelórum.
Sálve rádix sáncta,
Ex qua múndo lux est órta.
Ave gloriósa,
Súper ómnes speciósa,
Vále, válde decóra.
Et pro nóbis sémper Chrístum exóra.

English.png English translation

Hail, Queen of the heavens,
Hail, Ruler of Angels.
Health to you, holy source,
Whence dawn has risen upon the world.
Hail, O glorious,
Beautiful beyond all;
Farewell, most lovely.
And ever intercede for us with Christ.