Barbara Strozzi

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Salve Regina

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Latin

Salve Regina, Mater misericordie.
Salve vita dulcedo et spes nostra.

Regina ad te clamamus,
exules filii Evæ.
Regina ad te suspiramus
gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.

Eia ergo advocata nostra
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte,
et Iesum benedictum fructum ventris tui
nobis post hoc exilium ostende,
o Clemens, o pia,
o dulcis Virgo Maria.


Hail, holy Queen

Hail Queen, Mother of mercy.
Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

Queen, to you we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
Queen, to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping
in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,
your merciful eyes on us,
And after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.

Translated by:

David Larrick with revisions by Richard Kolb

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Salve Regina

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  • Acqua Alta


    Footptint Records (2014) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Salve Regina, Op 5 (s, bc) [9:46]
  • O Magnum Mysterium

    Marilena Zlatanou, mezzo-soprano, Lars Henrik Johansen, harpsichord

    Bergen [Audio CD]

    • Salve regina, Op 5 (S, hpsc) [8:34]
  • Peace in her mouth, and war in her heart

    Cecilia's Circle, Janet Youngdahl, soprano, Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord/organ, Catherine Bott, soprano, Benjamin Katz, harpsichord/organ, Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo, Julia McKenzie, violin

    Centaur (2019) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Salve regina, Op 5 (S, bc) [9:15]
  • Sacri Musicali Affetti (Currently Out of Print)

    Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano, Concerto Soave

    Harmonia Mundi (1995) [Audio CD]

    • Salve Regina, Op 5 (S, bc) [9:46]
  • Sacri musicali affetti, Opus 5

    Opera Quinta, 1655

    Aurata Fonte, Miho Kamiya, Anna Simboli, Andrea Arrivabene, Perikli Pite, Valeria Montanari, Giuseppe Monari

    Tactus (2021) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Disc #2 / Track #4 - Salve Regina (soprano, bc) [9:44]
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