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Ave regina coelorum
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ave regina coelorum,
Ave domina angelorum,
  Miserere tui labentis
  Dufay, ne peccatorum
  ruat in ignem fervorum.

Salve radix sancta,
ex qua mundo lux est orta,
  Miserere, miserere genetrix domini
  ut pateat porta coeli debili.

Gaude gloriosa,
super omnes speciosa,
  Miserere, miserere supplicanti
  Dufay sitque in conspectu tuo
  mors eius speciosa.

Vale, valde decora,
et pro nobis semper Christum exora,
  In excelsis ne damnemur
  miserere nobis et iuva,
  ut in mortis hora
  nostra sint corda decora.


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 Anton von Webern, Florent Schmitt, Joseph Rheinberger, Josquin des Prez.

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

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Hail queen of heaven", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 75