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Salve Regina, Gregorian Chant

“The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services.”

The Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium #116, December 4th, 1963


The Salve Regina is a Marian hymn. It is traditionally sung at Compline in the time from the Saturday before Trinity Sunday until the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent. The Hail Holy Queen is also the final prayer of the Rosary. The prayer was written during the Middle Ages. The Salve Regina is sometimes ascribed to the eleventh-century German monk Hermann of Reichenau,

Conductor: Fr. Scott A. Haynes

Distributed by Sony Classical.

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