Tomás Luis de Victoria: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Raphael, The Small Cowper Madonna, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1504-05

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Alma Redemptoris Mater
quae pervia caeli porta manes
et stella maris,
succurre cadenti surgere
qui curat populo.
Tu quae genuisti
natura mirante,
tuum sanctum Genitorem,
Virgo prius ac posterius,
Gabrielis ab ore sumens illud Ave,
peccatorum miserere. 

Gracious Mother of our Redeeming Lord,
You who are Heaven's ever open door
And star of the sea,
succour your fallen people
as they strive once more to arise.
You who have brought forth,
all Nature in admiration,
your Holy Creator,
Mother yet Virgin evermore,
who from Gabriel's mouth heard the Ave,
show your pity unto us sinners. 

Performance of:

El Grupo Vocal de la Universidad De Málaga [YouTube]

Capilla Renacentista [YouTube]

Arsis Ensemble [YouTube]  

Amici Cantores [listen]