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Alma Redemptoris Mater

Language: Latin

Alma Redemptoris Mater,
Quae pervia coeli porta manes
Et stella maris, succurre cadenti
Surgere qui curat populo:

Tu quae genuisti Natura mirante 
tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius ac posterius,
Gabrielis ab ore sumens illud Ave
Peccatorum miserere.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FIN

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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.

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Vapahtajan rakastava Äiti", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Dear mother of our redeemer", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Milde Moeder van de Redder"
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Hail mother of the Redeemer", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-01-28T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:49
Line count: 9
Word count: 37

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Dear mother of our redeemer

Language: English after the Latin

Dear mother of our redeemer,
Who remain the open gate of heaven
And star of the sea, come to the help of your failing
People who try to rise up.

You who bore your own holy Creator,
As Nature stood amazed,
Virgin both before and after,
Who took up that "Hail!" from the lips of Gabriel,
Have pity on a sinner.


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Authorship

  • Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (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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Text added to the website: 2012-10-25T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:05:05
Line count: 9
Word count: 61