Salve regina (Carvor Choirbook) (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-09)  CPDL #54183:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-05-09).   Score information: A4, 35 pages, 751 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Carvor Choirbook. Transposed down a fifth to compensate for the high clefs with halved note values. The score includes a critical commentary.

General Information

Title: Salve regina (Carvor Choirbook)
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: STBB or ATBB
Genre: SacredVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This votive antiphon survives only in a sixteenth-century Scottish source, but it is thought likely to be by an English composer. The text has some variants in the verses that have not been found elsewhere.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Salve regina, vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus exsules filii Evae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte,
et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

Virgo mater ecclesiae,
Aeterna porta gloriae,
Esto nofugium
Apud Patrem et Filium.

O clemens.

Virgo clemens, virgo pia,
Virgo dulcis, O Maria,
Exaudi preces omnium
Ad te pie clamantium.

O pia.

Funde preces tuo nato
Crucifixo, vulnerato,
Et pro nobis flagellato,
Spinis puncto, felle potato.

[O] dulcis.

Gloriosa Dei mater,
Cujus natus extat pater,
Ora pro nobis omnibus
Qui tui memoriam agimus.

O felix.

Dele culpas miserorum,
Terge sordes peccatorum,
Dona nobis beatorum
Vitam tuis precibus.

O benigna, O clemens,
O pia, O dulcis et gloriosa Virgo Maria, salve.