Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Translations

James Primosch: "Salve Regina"

Marian hymn

Salve regina, Mater misericordiae,
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra.
Ad te clamamus exules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
In hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et lesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui nobis
Post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria, salve.
Greetings, o queen, Mother of mercies,
Our life, our sweetness and our hope.
We cry to you, exiled children of Eve.
We sigh to you, groaning and sobbing
In this valley of tears.
Therefore, o our Advocate,
Turn your merciful eyes upon us,
And offer to us the blessed fruit of your womb
After this exile.
O merciful, o holy, o sweet Virgin Mary, greetings.