Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ave, Regina coelorum
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ave, Regina coelorum,
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve radix, salve porta,
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa!
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
  • by Josquin des Prez (c1440 - 1521), "Alma redemptoris mater / Ave regina caelorum" [four-part chorus], note: the top & bottom voices sing Alma redemptoris, the middle 2 voices sing Ave regina.

Set in a modified version by Guillaume Dufay.

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Salut, Reine", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Hail queen of heaven", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Wees gegroet, Koningin der hemelen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Salut, Reine
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Salut, Reine des cieux,
Salut, Reine des anges,
Salut racine, salut porte,
D'où la lumière du monde est sortie :
Réjouis-toi, Vierge glorieuse,
Belle par dessus tout !
Porte-toi bien, ô la plus brillante,
Et prie pour nous le Christ.

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  • Translation from Latin to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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