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Regina Caeli

Composer Lynn Trapp
Text Traditional
Voicing
SATB, a capella
Topics Easter
Length
4' 40" Price $1.75 (U.S.) Released 6/05
Catalog no. 405-572 Difficulty Moderately difficult

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Description
A fine, sensitive choral setting of the Gregorian Marian Antiphon. The composer subjects the traditional chant melody to a variety of creative textures and metrical and contrapuntal treatments: the result is both highly expressive and musically satisfying. There is some divisi on the final page. The text is given in Latin: a translation and a pronunciation guide are included. A wonderful addition to the Marian repertoire.

Anthem text
Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

English translation
O Queen of heaven, be joyful, alleluia
For he whom you have humbly born for us, alleluia,
has arisen as he promised, alleluia.
offer now our prayer to God, alleluia.

Phonetic pronunciation
Reg-GEE-nah CHEH-lee, let-TAH-reh, ah-leh-LOO-yah
KWEE-ah kwem meh-roo-EE-stee por-TAH-reh, ah-leh-LOO-yah,
re-soo-REH-xeet SEE-coot DEEK-xeet, al-leh-LOO-yah,
OH(AW)-rah proh(aw) NOH(AW)-bees DEH-oom, ah-leh-LOO-yah.

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