Regina caeli (I) (Antoine Busnois)
- Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2009-09-29). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 172 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: A mix of Tenor-G clef and standard G-clef has been employed in this edition for clarity of presentation.
Title: Regina Caeli (I)
Composer: Antoine Busnois
Manuscript c.1459–1480 in KBR MS 5557, no. 15
Manuscript c.1503–1512 in Cappella Sistina MS 42, no. 20
Description: Busnois, credited with stretching the typical vocal range of singers, employs large ranges in the inner voices (A,T) not typical of modern mixed choirs. For practical performance purposes, one may utilize a mix of altos, counter-tenors and tenors (as applicable) for these inner parts, or altos and tenors can switch parts for certain passages. Uses variant of third line of the Marian prayer.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Regina caeli.