Huw Morgan (born 1975): Alma Redemptoris Mater

The Merbecke Choir under their director Huw Morgan singing Morgan’s setting of the Marian antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater. I’ve put the text and a translation below the video. Enjoy :-).

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Alma Redemptoris Mater

Alma redemptoris mater,
quae pervia caeli porta manes et stella maris:
succurre cadenti surgere qui curat populo.
Gracious mother of the redeemer,
the ever-open gate to heaven, and star of the sea:
succour thy people, who fall but strive to rise again.
Tu quae genuisti, natura mirante,
tuum sanctum genitorem,
virgo prius ac posterius,
Gabrielis ab ore sumens illud Ave,
peccatorum miserere.

Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thou who didst bear, while nature marvelled,
thy holy creator,
thou who ceased not to be a virgin before and after,
and heard that greeting from the mouth of Gabriel,
have mercy on sinners.

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