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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Regina Caeli, Duarte Lobo

Rev. Duarte Lobo (1565–1646), “maestro di cappella” of the Cathedral of Saint Mary Major in Lisbon, wrote this stunning setting of “Regina Caeli” for double chorus:

“Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia, for He, whom thou wast worthy to bear, Alleluia, has risen as He said. Alleluia. Pray for us to God. Alleluia.”

Lobo was one of the most famous Portuguese composers of the time, together with Filipe de Magalhães, Manuel Cardoso, composers who all began their academic studies as students of Manuel Mendes. Along with John IV, King of Portugal, they represent the "golden age" of Portuguese polyphony.

Conductor: Fr. Scott A. Haynes

Distributed by Sony Classical.


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