Salve sancta parens

Salve sancta parens (Hail, holy parent,) is set as the Introit at Lady Mass in Eastertide and the Introit at Mass for the Nativity of the Virgin and as such has been set by composers from medieval times on. Good recordings of the chant are relatively rare particularly when sung using medieval Latin pronunciation with the singers grouped around one book as here. This is about as close to hearing it sung as it was sung when first written. Enjoy :-).


Salve sancta parens, enixa puerpera regem:
qui caelum terramque regit in saecula saeculorum.

Hail, holy parent, who brought forth the king:
who rules the heaven and the earth for ever and ever. Alleluia.

Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum:
dico ego opera mea regi.

My heart overflows with a good word:
I dedicate my works to the king.

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Introit at Lady Mass in Eastertide; Introit at Mass for the Nativity of the Virgin

Cappella Pratensis conducted by Stratton Bull.

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