Translation © by Lau Kanen

Regina caeli laetare, alleluia
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FIN FRE GER SPA
Regina caeli laetare, alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia:
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

C. Morales sets lines 1-4
W. Mozart sets lines 1-4
H. Isaac sets lines 1-4
F. Couperin sets lines 1-3
Josquin des Prez sets lines 1-4

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Note: the older spelling "Regina coeli" can still be found in many scores.


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

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Koningin van de hemel", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Queen of Heaven, rejoice", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Reine des cieux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Reina del Cielo", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-13
Line count: 6
Word count: 29

Koningin van de hemel
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the Latin 
Koningin van de hemel, verblijd u, alleluja,
Want Hij, die gij verdiend hebt te dragen, alleluja,
Is verrezen, zoals Hij gezegd heeft, alleluja.
Bid (tot) God voor ons, alleluja.
Koningin van de hemel,
Verheug en verblijd u, Maagd Maria, alleluja,
Want de Heer is waarlijk verrezen, alleluja. 

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This text was added to the website: 2007-09-27
Line count: 7
Word count: 47