by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (January 4, 1710 — March 16 or 17, 1736)
Sung by David Daniels, countertenor with Europa Galante under Fabio Biondi
"Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve."
[Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.]
"Salve Regina" in f minor for alto (countertenor) and strings
Ad te clamamus
Eia ergo, advocata nostra
Pergolesi originally wrote this "Salve Regina" for soprano in c minor, but it was soon adopted to a version in f minor for alto, as heard on this recording.
In fact, the popularity of this work can be seen in the number of extant sources, ninety-two which are transposed into six different keys, with no fewer than thirty-eight sources for the version in f minor alone.
This CD also features Dorothea Röschmann in Pergolesi’s well-known "Stabat Mater" and a "Salve Regina" in a minor.
CD available from Virgin Classics:
Art by Adolphe William Bouguereau (1825 — 1905):
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