Ave Regina caelorum (Pierre de la Rue)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-11)  CPDL #61913:       
Editor: William Kempster (submitted 2020-12-11).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: https://pierredelaruescores787ad8.webflow.io/
  • (Posted 2019-07-16)  CPDL #54807:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2019-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transposed a minor 3rd higher.
  • (Posted 2018-02-10)  CPDL #48763:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-02-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition tries to follow as close as possible the recording of the Hilliard Ensemble. The major differences - apart from the text underlay - to edition 35506 are in measures 30-35.
  • (Posted 2015-05-22)  CPDL #35506:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-05-22).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 543 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on Das Chorwerk #91, ed. Nigel Davison, Möseler Verlag Wolfenbüttel, 1962. Notation here raised a third from the original, time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 2 Mar 2002

General Information

Title: Ave Regina caelorum
Composer: Pierre de la Rue

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1513-25 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 5
First published: 1964 in Das Chorwerk, no. 91.1
Description: Marian Antiphon from February 2 to Easter

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Regina caelorum.

Latin.png Latin text

Ave Regina coelorum,
Ave Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix sancta,
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:

Gaude Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.
(bolded parts differ from clementine text as standardized in 1602)