Translation © by David Wyatt

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]
Hail queen of heaven
Language: English  after the Latin 
Hail queen of heaven
Hail mistress of the angels
Hail the root of holiness, hail the gate [of heaven]
From whom light rose on the world;
Rejoice glorious virgin
Beautiful above all;
Farewell, most noble one,
Pray to Christ for us always.

Authorship

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