Ave Regina coelorum antiphon for 3 or 4 voices
Ave Marias Stella

Composer:  Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474)


This music is assumed to be public domain in the USA. BEWARE: the modern-day recordings of that music are not!



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These are not a true Ave Marias.

Ave Regina Coelorum a3
Recording:  not available  
Lyrics:  source: CPDL
Ave Regina coelorum,
Ave Domina Angelorum:
Salve radix, salve porta,
[or Salve, radix sancta,]
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:
Gaude Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum [semper] exora.
Hail, Queen of the heavens,
Hail, ruler of the angels:
Hail, root, hail, portal
[or Hail, holy root]
From whom light has shone to the world.
Hail, Virgin most glorious,
Beautiful above all,
Farewell, O most comely,
And pray [always] to Christ for us.

manuscript (high voice)

a modern transcription.

play/stop MIDI:

score by edited by Guido Gonzato at Werner Icking Music Archive; also available on CPDL

My thanks and appreciation to
Alain Naigeon
for also sending me a modern notation transcription of this song.

Posted on YouTube:  

Ave Regina Coelorum III (a4) (also available on CPDL)

A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
  Dufay Guillaume famous French contrapuntist b abt 1400 d Cambrai Nov 27 1474 being the most recent in the distinguished triad Dunstable Binchois Dufay In 1428 he became a chorister in the l apal Chapel and in 1437 entered the service of Philippe le Bon Duke of Burgundy he took holy orders in Paris lived seven years in Savoy and finally became a canon at Cambrai According to Adam of Fulda I made many changes in notation he is the reputed inventor of white open notes Fr X Haberl in the 4th book of the Vierteljahrsschrift fuer Musik-Wissenschaft 1885 gives a list of 150 comp s found in the libraries of Rome Bologna and Trieste incl masses finished and fragmentary motets a magnificat other church mus French chansons etc Other MSS are in the libraries at Paris, Brussels, Cambrai and Munich

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