Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Salve Regina in A Minor (Biondi)

Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child (detail), Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 1485-88

Performance of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Salve Regina in A Minor, by Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; David Daniels, countertenor; Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi conducting.

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Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve.

Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes,
in hac lacrimarum valle.
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tuis
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

Hail holy queen, mother of mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To you do we cry poor banished children of Eve,
To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate
your eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this, our exile,
Show us the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.