REGINA COELI (2000) FOR SOPRANO SOLOIST, CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
St. Mary’s Choir, Jennifer Lester, conductor
Full orchestra version: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 - 2perc - pno - str
Chamber version: org - 2perc - str
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.
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!
O Maria, flos Virginum.
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.