REgina caeli jubilo for assumption
  • bonniebede
    Posts: 755
    I came across Regina Caeli jubilo and thought it would be manageable by my choir.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0lK1sISidY

    However I want to use it for the feast of the assumption, and also to put the verses into english, while retaing the latin for the repeated refrain.

    So borrowing from the original I've penned the following verses, and would appreciate any feedback or helpful comment.

    Rejoice, O, Mary, heav'nly queen, (Gaude O maria)
    O wondrous Sign in heaven seen, (Alleluia, Laetaere O Maria, Maria)

    For with your ‘Yes’ you gave Him room
    And bore Him in your virgin womb

    The Son you bore by heaven's grace,
    Now leads you to your heav’nly place

    And He now crowns you with His love
    To reign as Queen from Heaven above

    We are your children, O New Eve
    With joy your blessings we receive


    Thanked by 2m_r_taylor CHGiffen
  • Kathy
    Posts: 5,193
    Very nice!
    Thanked by 1bonniebede
  • m_r_taylor
    Posts: 142
    Very much appreciate this! I adore macaronic hymnody and this will help to put this beloved tune into the ears and voices of more people.

    you may want to edit the youtube link as it points you back to this page.
    Thanked by 1bonniebede
  • m_r_taylor
    Posts: 142
    I'd like to see if you could manage to work "fiat" instead of "yes" into the second verse.

    "As Queen from Heaven above" - you may want to put an apostrophe in "Heav'n"

    "O New Eve" - I don't love how "New" falls on an unstressed musical note. Is there a similar title which could fit into the form "TRO-chee Eve"?
    Thanked by 1bonniebede
  • bonniebede
    Posts: 755
    Sorry re the youtube link. What am i doing wrong? Brain has turned to mush.
  • a_f_hawkins
    Posts: 2,032
    You probably tried to tell the editor that it was a link, you should just paste in the link, with no fancy <a href=""></a> bits, the software will make it a link.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0lK1sISidY is all that is necessary, NB with spaces before and after.
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,333
    Fixed the link.
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,333
    Did Praetorius recycle this music from "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen"?