Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)

Dialogues des Carmelites:
Act 3, Scene 4.
(duration: 9")

SALVE, Regina, mater misericordiae,  
HAIL holy Queen, Mother of mercy,

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes     
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping

in hac lacrimarum valle.
in this valley of tears.

Eia, ergo, advocata nostra,  
Turn then, our Advocate,

illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
thine eyes of mercy toward us.

Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
And Jesus, the blessed fruit of thy womb,

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
show unto us after this our exile.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.    
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Glory be to the Father,

et Filio qui a mortuis surrexit,
and to the Son, who surrected from the dead

ac Paraclito in saeculorum saecula.
and to the Counselor forever.