Lobo’s five-part setting of Ave regina caelorum is a musical homage to Guerrero’s Ave virgo sanctissima employing the same eight beats apart strict canon between the sopranos as its role model. Enjoy :-)
Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Ave regina caelorum
Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor).
Text & Translation: Ave regina caelorum
|Ave regina caelorum, |
Ave domina Angelorum.
Salve, radix sancta,
ex qua mundo lux est orta.
Gaude gloriosa, super omnes speciosa.
Vale, valde decora,
et pro nobis semper Christum exora.
|Hail, queen of heaven, |
Hail, mistress of the angels.
We hail you, the holy stock
from which has sprung the light of the world.
Rejoice, glorious one, fair above all others.
Farewell, most gracious one,
and pray to Christ for us always.