(Queen of Heaven) words from a hymn to the Virgin sung in the Roman Catholic evening service of Compline set to music by Michael Buck for soprano, alto, tenor and bass chorus in memoriam Alice (1916-1998)
This is a joyful piece in celebration of the long life of a friend of mine. The first part of each line should be sung quite freely, in plainchant style, and just a little faster than the tutti sections; the note durations given for these plainchant sections are just a guide. Throughout the piece, please allow a little space between phrases. A recording by Rudsambee company of singers is available on their album bottled at source (RUBEECD003).
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Regina Coeli Regina coeli laetare! Alleluia Quia quem meruisti portare, Alleluia Resurrexit sicut dixit; Alleluia Ora pro nobis Deum; Alleluia
Translation Queen of the heavens, rejoice! Alleluia For He whom you were worthy to bear, Alleluia Has risen as He said, Alleluia Pray for us to God, Alleluia!
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