Ave Regina coelorum a 4 (Guillaume Dufay)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-17)   CPDL #53612:   
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-03-17).   Score information: A4, 10 pages   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Original pitch (for SATB). Original mensuration signs and note values are retained. Transcribed and edited from the Vatican Library source detailed below.
  • (Posted 2008-05-28)   CPDL #17011:      (Finale 2004)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-05-27).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 163 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: File Sizes: PDF: 163 KB, MIDI: 15 KB, Finale 2004: 51 KB.

General Information

Title: Ave Regina coelorum a 4 (one of 3 settings)
Composer: Guillaume Dufay

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c. 1465
  2nd published: 1474 or 1475 in Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS S. Pietro B.80 [Rome]

Description: This setting is often referred to as "Ave Regina caelorum III". Dufay famously requested in his will that it be performed at his bedside at the point of his death, a request that was unable to be fulfilled in time.

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Original text and translations

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Original text and translations may be found at Ave Regina caelorum #Other versions.