Alma Redemptoris Mater (Solemn Tone)

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Kind mother of the Redeemer, 
who remain the open gate of heaven
and the star of the sea: 
help your falling people who want to rise,
you who bore your holy Parent,
while nature marveled: 
a Virgin before and after, 
receiving that ‘Ave’ from Gabriel’s mouth,
have mercy on [us] sinners.

   Antiphonale Monasticum page 472

In honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Suggested use: Votive Antiphon  Advent - 2 February.  Mass: Communion, Recessional hymn

Note:  There are various published versions of the Alma Redemptoris Mater (Solemn Tone). To obtain the music with updated notation, please purchase the current Antiphonale Monasticum I (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 2005) at . An earlier version may be found in the Antiphonale Monasticum (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1934), but music varies.

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