Regina Coeli

REGINA COELI (2000) FOR SOPRANO SOLOIST, CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA

St. Mary’s Choir, Jennifer Lester, conductor

Full orchestra version: 2.2.2.2 - 4.2.3.0 - 2perc - pno - str

Chamber version: org - 2perc - str

Duration: 18'

Composed in 2001, this work in five movements has been described by Lukas Foss as a "new masterpiece." Two orchestra versions are available: full orchestra or strings, organ and percussion. The 4th movement (Ave, dulcissima Maria) is available separately.

1. Sinfonia

2. Tutti

Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia: 

Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,

Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.

 

3. Soprano and Orchestra

Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

 

4. Choir and Orchestra 

Ave, dulcissima Maria. 

Vera spes et vita! 

Dulce refrigerium.
O Maria, flos Virginum. 

 

5. Tutti 

Alleluia! (Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.)

 

Translation by Stanley M. Hoffman

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia.

Has risen, as He said, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, alleluia.

Hail, sweetest Mary. 

Fount of hope and life! Sweet refreshment.

O Mary, Virgin flower. 

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