Salve Regina: A Templar Chant (Lyric Video)





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Published on Jan 19, 2018

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About The Chant
The Knights loved our Lady tremendously and this song said to have been composed by various authors such as Hermann of Reichenau, and Bernard of Clairvaux. It was one of their favourites. They felt they could do anything while under the Virgin’s mantle.

Traditionally sung after Compline, the Salve Regina has an interesting legend associated with it:

“Jean l’Hermite dreamt that Bernard of Clairvaux heard the entire hymn sung by heavenly choirs; he then repeated the words to Pope Eugene III. In an extension of this legend, it is reported that Bernard visited the great cathedral of Speyer in 1146. When he entered the cathedral, he reverenced Our Lady’s statue, chanting: “O thou deboner, o thou meke, o thou swete maide Marie.”
Martin Luther found it to be too extravagant where it concerns Mary, but Peter Canisius wrote that “we praise God in Mary, namely, the work that he has done in her, when we turn to her in song.”

However, this type of debate was better left to the theologians. As a Knight Templar, all you knew was that it put fire in your veins and inspired you to fight for your homeland.
This chant is performed by CIRMA/ Ensemble Organum lead by Mr. Marcel Pérès
Website: https://organumcirma.com/
Buy 'The Chant of the Templar' Album from Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/templarchant

Chant's Text :
Salve regina misericordie
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve.
Ad te clamamus exules filii Eve.
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eya ergo advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos convente
Et ihesum benedictum fructus ventris tui
nobis post hoc exilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Maria.

Alpha et omega misit de superis
gloriosum solamen miseris,
cum Gabriel a summa gerarchia
paranimphus dicit in armonia:
Ave Virgo Maria.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Maria.

O pastores pro Deu surgite,
quid vidistis de Christo dicite.
Reges Tharsis de stella visione
sint testes in apparitione:
Ave Virgo Maria.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Maria.

Fons humilis, aquarum puteus,
rosa mundi, splendor sydereus,
amigdalus Aaron fructuosa,
precantibus esto lux gloriosa:
Ave virgo Maria.

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  • Category

  • Song

    • Le Chant des Templiers: VIII. Antiphona "Salve Regina"
  • Artist

    • Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès
  • Album

    • Le chant des Templiers
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    • [Merlin] Harmonia Mundi (on behalf of harmonia mundi), and 1 Music Rights Societies


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