Missa Gaudeamus by Musica Ficta

2011 is the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomás Luis de Victoria.


Right-click, then left-click on "Open in New Window,"to go to performances of the Mass and motets below with texts in Latin and English by Musica Ficta, Raúl Mallavibarrena conducting. Arrange windows. 

Regina coeli, antiphon for 8 voices & organ

Regina caeli laetare, alleluia. 
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia. 
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia. 
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

Be joyful, Queen of heaven, alleluia. 
For the one you were deemed worthy to bear, alleluia. 
Is risen, as he said he would, alleluia. 
Pray to God for us, alleluia.

Cum beatus Ignatius, motet for 5 voices

Cum beatus Ignatius 
damnatus esset ad bestias, 
et ardore patiendi rugientes, 
audirent leones, ait: 
Frumentum Christi sum, 
dentibus bestiarum immolar, 
ut panis mundus inveniar.

When the blessed Ignatius 
was condemmed to the animals 
and heard the roaring lions, 
in his burning desire to suffer, he said: 
I am the grain of Christ, 
I shall be grown by the teeth of wild animals 
so as to prove myself pure bread.

Ignis, crux, 
bestiae confractio ossium, 
et totius corporus contritio 
et tota tormenta diaboli 
in me veniant: 
tantum ut Christo fruar.

Fire, cross, 
the wild beast's breaking of my bones 
and cleaving of my limbs 
the destruction of my whole body 
and all the torments of the Devil: 
let them come upon me 
if only I may have Christ.

Salve regina, antiphon for 6 voices 

Salve regina mater misericordiae 
vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve. 
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae. 
Ad te suspiramus, 
gementes et flentes 
in hac lacrimarum valle. 
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, 
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. 
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, 
nobis post hoc exilium ostende. 
O clemens, o pia, 
o dulcis Virgo Maria.

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 our vale of tears. 
Turn then, O most gracious advocate, 
Your most merciful eyes toward us. 
And after this our exile, show unto us, 
The blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. 
O clement, o merciful, 
O sweet Virgin Mary.

Missa Gaudeamus, for 6 voices