Salve Regina

Timothy Roy
Vocal Score
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As a Catholic, part of my childhood was spent memorizing and learning to recite a handful of important prayers. The text that has stuck with me the most is “Hail Holy Queen,” or “Salve Regina” in Latin. I have always been drawn to the striking imagery of the prayer, capable of stirring feelings of joy, sadness, fright, peace, and hope. Like many prayers, Salve Regina is divided into two parts: an exclamation of praise and glorification, and a humble petition. I allowed this inherent division to influence the form of the work, the first stanza set to the most dramatic writing, and the second cast in a more serene mood of supplication. While composing, I thought of this prayer’s special place at the conclusion of the Rosary, which is not merely a long series of prayers but also a meditation on various Divine “mysteries” (Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous, and Glorious).

Salve Regina won the 2015 Inter-American Music Award, a prize given every three years through competition by Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68572
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 52
Duration: 9 Mins
Barcode: 9790300759586
ISMN: 9790300759586
Format: 190 x 272
Instrumentation: Mixed Choir
Language: Latin


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