Forces: alto, strings & continuo
Source: BL R.M.c.17.(4) 15ff (once the property of Dr Burney)
In three sections of two hexameters each this is a beautiful setting of the latin text.
The Alma Redemptoris Mater is one of the four seasonal antiphons prescribed to be sung or recited in the Liturgy of the Hours after night prayer (Compline or Vespers). It is usually sung from the eve of the first Sunday of Advent until the Friday before the Feast of the Presentation.
Range: b flat – d’
Editor: James Sanderson