Ave Regina caelorum (Cipriano de Rore)

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  • (Posted 2019-11-08)  CPDL #55850:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-11-08).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Mus. ms. B1. Original key and note values. Alto parts are in tenor clef. In the arrangement of the voices we followed the Munich manuscript, so the 4 standard voices are placed on the top and the bottom of the score, respectively, and the three voices which sing a canon are placed in the middle. Although the range of the regular Tenor voice is higher than the voice singing the canon in the Tenor clef, we preferred to keep the three voices singing the canon together.
  • (Posted 2011-02-19)  CPDL #22990:  Network.png
Editor: Daniel Mahraun (submitted 2011-01-10).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 224 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: The piece has been transposed a tone higher to better fit modern, mixed ensembles. The score order of the parts has been rearranged according to range and tessitura. Key signatures, which differ in the original parts, have been unified. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Ave Regina caelorum
Composer: Cipriano de Rore

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SAAATBarB, In a standard four-part choir (SATB) are inserted 3 more voices (AABar) which sing a canon.
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1559 in 26 Motets, no. 25

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ave Regina caelorum,
Mater Regis angelorum,
O Maria, flos virginum,
Velut rosa vel lilium.
Funde preces ad Dominum
Pro salute fidelium.