Ave Regina Caelorum


William Copper


Chorus SATB with Chamber Orchestra

Chorus SATB with Piano

Chorus SATB a cappella

Perusals, recordings, video, and order information below

A ravishing choral sound in ecclesiastical latin. Moderately difficult a cappella or less difficult accompanied. It presents few rhythmical challenges and no extreme ranges or difficult skips but uses advanced key signatures (F#, 6 sharps, at one point). Length about 4 3/4 minutes accompanied, slightly less a cappella. Written to be sung and played by chamber orchestra in perfect tuning; piano reduction written to avoid conflict between equal tempered piano and just intonation chorus.

By the composer of Lovelife Dances and Magnificat

	Ave regina caelorum,
	Ave Domina angelorum.

	Salve radix, salve porta,
	Ex qua mundo lux est orta.

	Gaude Virgo gloriosa,
	Super omnes speciosa.

	Vale O valde decora,
	Et pro nobis Christum exora.

	    Literal translation:
		Hail, queen of the heavens,
		Hail, Lady of the angels.

		Greet Thee, the Root, Greet Thee, the Door,
		From whom to the world light is come.  

		Praise the Virgin glorious,
		Over all beauteous.

		Be well, o greatly comely,
		And for us with Christ plead.

Editions Available

Score title page HGI 0519 Copper/
Ave Regina Caelorum
Chorus SATB Piano $2.20
HGI 0524 Copper/
Ave Regina Caelorum
Chorus SATB Chamber Orchestra $12.50
#0519 Vocal Score
(Perusal, PDF)
#0524 Orchestral Score
(Perusal, PDF)
HGI 0514 Copper/
Ave Regina Caelorum Chorus a cappella $2.20
#0514 A Cappella Score
(Perusal, PDF)
Orchestral parts on request.


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