• Judith Weir
  • Ave Regina Caelorum (2014)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Merton College, Oxford as part of the Merton Choirbook, a collection of music being assembled to celebrate Merton College’s 750th anniversary in 2014. First performed on 8th July 2014 in Gloucester Cathedral, as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival, by the Choir of Merton College conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.

  • 4 min

Programme Note

Ave Regina caelorum,
Ave Domina Angelorum,
Salve radix, salve porta,
Ex qua mundo lux est orta.

Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, O valde decora!
Et pro nobis Christum exora.

Hail, Queen of Heaven,
Hail, Mistress of the Angels,
Hail, root of holiness, hail gate
From whom light has risen on the world;

Rejoice, glorious Virgin
Beautiful above all others;
Farewell, most fair one,
And pray to Christ for us.


Weir: Ave Regina Caelorum