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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Ave Regina Caelorum. The Marian Anthem From Compline, On The Feast Of The Purification Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Until Wednesday Of Holy Week, Inclusive.

English: The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.
Possibly the most famous rendition of the subject in Western art, Titian's Assunta (1516–1518).
Deutsch: Maria Himmelfahrt, Hochaltar für St. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venedig.
Français: L'Assomption de la Vierge.
Artist: Titian (1490–1576).
Date: 1516-1518.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002.
ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
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"Ave Regina Caelorum".
[Hail, Queen of Heaven]
Setting: Lassus.
Singers: Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars.
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The following Text is taken from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Ave Regina Caelorum is one of four Marian Antiphons, with following Versicles and Prayers, traditionally said or sung after each of the Canonical Hours of The Liturgy of The Hours. The Prayer is used especially after Compline, the final Canonical Hour of Prayer before going to sleep.

The Ave Regina Caelorum is said from Compline, on The Feast of The Presentation, on 2 February, until Wednesday of Holy Week, inclusive. The origins of the Prayer are unknown, but it can be found in a 12th-Century Manuscript.

The Prayer is associated with Indulgences and is listed as "Ave Regina Coelorum" in The Raccolta Book of Indulgenced Prayers.

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  1. The music is fantastic and deeply moving

  2. Thank you, John.

    Delighted you like Lassus's rendition of the Ave Regina Caelorum.

    Let us hope that more Parish Priests will sing this lovely Marian Anthem after their Masses.


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