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 (chant)
Salve sancta parens, enixa puerpera regem:
Hail, holy parent, who brought forth the king:
Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum:
My heart overflows with a good word:
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.
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.