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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Regina Caeli

Ohhh, it's been way too long since my last post and I'm feeling, well, guilty.  So I'll start back simply, the best way I know how. Hiding behind our Queen of Heaven's apron strings :-)   Here is a majestic version of Regina Caeli which is one of my favorite chant antiphons. It is translated below for you non-latin types. (I can relate).  Listen to the reverb.  You can almost hear the natural harmonies bouncing off those ancient walls as the antiphon repeats. Glorious. If I ever make it to heaven, I think this is the music that accompanies us on the stairway.  (Thinking of you, Sheila as I know you love this as much as I do!)

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. 
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. 
Has risen, as he said, alleluia. 
Pray for us to God, alleluia.


  1. Glad you're back. We've sung this chant together many times...

  2. And I miss singing it with you, Robbie!!!