Diogo D. Melgás’s ‘Salve Regina’

The digital edition of Portuguese composer Diogo Dias Melgás’s (1638-1700) motet Salve Regina. The text is taken from the hymn to the Virgin Mary. Original pitch and original note values were kept in this edition.

This work was recorded by Pro Cantione Antiqua in their cd Music of the Portuguese Renaissance and, more recently, by The Sixteen in their cd A Golden Age of Portuguese Music.

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevæ,
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 exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

available for download

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (dir.)

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