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Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae

Language: Latin

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae,
vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve. 

[Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.]1

[Ad]2 te suspiramus gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle. 

[Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.]3 

[Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.]4

[O clemens, o pia]5, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE GER

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1 Strozzi: "Regina ad te clamamus, ad te suspiramus exules filii Evae."
2 Strozzi: "Regina ad"
3 omitted by Schubert (D. 223); Schubert (D.676): "Eia ergo, advocata nostra, oculos tuos ad nos converte"
4 omitted by Schubert (D.223); Schubert (D. 27): "Ostende nobis post hoc exsilium Jesum benedictum fructum"; Schubert (D. 676): "Et post hoc exilium ostende nobis Jesum, fructum ventris tui."; Schubert (D. 811): "Et ostende nobis post hoc exilium Jesum, filium tuum."
5 Schubert (D. 27 and D. 386): "O pia, o clemens"

Submitted by John Versmoren and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, an antiphon possibly written by a monk of Reichenau, Hermann the Lame (1013-1054), or by Adhemar, bishop of Le Puy (-1098) [ author's text checked 1 time]

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

Set in a modified version by John Browne, William Cornish, Richard Davy, Richard Hygons, Walter Lambe, Robert Wylkynson.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Salve Regina", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "Hail O queen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Salut Reine, mère miséricordieuse", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Ton Rooijmans) , "Nous vous saluons, Reine"
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Sei gegrüßt, Königin", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Nous vous saluons, Reine

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Nous vous saluons, Reine, Mère de miséricode,
par qui nous vient la vie, la douceur et l'espoir.

Enfants d'Ève, chassés du paradis, nous jetons vers vous un cri d'appel.

Vers vous nous soupirons, gémissant et pleurant 
dans cette vallée de larmes.

Oh, Vierge notre avocate, 
tournez vers nous 
vos regards maternels;

et après cette vie, au terme du voyage,
montrez-nous votre fils, Jésus.

Vous, si bonne, si tendre, si douce Vierge Marie!

Note: The translator grants unrestricted permission for reprints provided credit is given.


Based on
  • a text in Latin by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist, an antiphon possibly written by a monk of Reichenau, Hermann the Lame (1013-1054), or by Adhemar, bishop of Le Puy (-1098) DUT ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gabriel Fauré, Herbert Norman Howells, Josquin des Prez, Arthur Vincent Lourié, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jacob Obrecht, Johannes Ockeghem, Francis Poulenc, Nino Rota, Alessandro Scarlatti, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Peter Schubert, Rudi Spring, Barbara Strozzi, Antonio Vivaldi. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-04-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:10
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