Salve Regina

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
TTBB double choir a cappella

“Salve Regina” is set for two contrasting choirs of male voices, TTB and TTBB. The piece uses soaring melodic passages and a section of extended rhythmic syncopation between voices to embody a pleading prayer.

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
GP-T013
Publishing Series: 
Graphite Publishing
Duration: 
4:30
Total Pages: 
16
Commissioned By: 
The University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
02/20/2013
Premiere Ensemble: 
Cantus and the Notre Dame Glee Club
Premiere Conductor: 
Daniel Stowe
See video
Performances: 

Notre Dame - touring programs from 2013-present
Texas All State Men's Choir, 2014, Dr. Geoffrey Boers, conductor
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen, Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Hermann of Reichenau
Language: 
Latin
Text: 

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevæ,
ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.

Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Ora pro nobis sancta Dei Genitrix.
Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Translation: 

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope, hail.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine
eyes of mercy toward us;
and Jesus, blessed fruit of thy womb,
may be shown unto us after this our exile.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us O holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.