Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: 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.

Kind mother of the Redeemer, the open gateway to heaven and star of the sea. Help your fallen people who strive to rise again; we pray you, who bore your holy son by a miracle of nature, a virgin first and last, who received God’s greeting from the mouth of Gabriel, have mercy on sinners.

Arranged by J. Dixon; performance of Julian Podger, tenor; The Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner conducting [musicMe(info)