December 12th, 2013

This is a wonderful polyphonic choir singing Ave Regina Caelorum, written by Juan Gutiérrez de Padill (1590-1664). Recorded in a church in Holland.
written by Juan Gutiérrez de Padill (1590-1664).
At the end an applause and some talking of a woman, telling that there is a drink and a chat.

Text in Latin
Ave, Regina Caelorum,
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.

Text In English
Hail, O Queen of Heaven enthroned.
Hail, by angels mistress owned.
Root of Jesse, Gate of Morn
Whence the world's true light was born:
Glorious Virgin, Joy to thee,
Loveliest whom in heaven they see;
Fairest thou, where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our souls to spare.

Choir: Capella Ducis ('s-Hertogenbosch, The netherlands)
Conductor : Frans van de Loo
Thank Harke from Capella Ducis for the permission to upload this recording (CC BY-NC 3.0) of me to freesound.org. I hope many of you like it.
Link choir Capella Ducis: http://www.capelladucis.nl/

Location: St. Lambertuskerk, Torenstraat 1, Rosmalen, The Netherlands (Holland).
Date: May 25th 2013
Rode NT4 > Sony PCM D50 (unprocessed).

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (ca. 1590– 1664) was a Spanish composer in what is modern Mexico.
He was born in Málaga, Spain but moved to Puebla, Mexico, in 1620 to compose music in the New World. At the time New Spain was a vice-royalty of Spain that included modern day Mexico, Guatemala, the Philippines and other parts of Central America and the Caribbean. Padilla is one of the more important composers represented in the manuscripts at Puebla, Mexico and the Hackenberry collection in Chicago, Illinois. He worked at Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico, which in Baroque times was a bigger religious center than Mexico City itself. He was appointed maestro de capilla of Puebla Cathedral in 1628.
He is to be distinguished from a younger Juan de Padilla, who was maestro de capilla at Zamora, Spain (1661-1663), and Toledo (1663-1673).
(this info is from wikipedia)

Nice track for under your non-commercial cathedral-pictures on youtube.
When you use this sound NON-COMMERCIAL it would be nice if you spent a voluntarily donation to freesound. Remind that this is not a must. You are free to skip this request.
You always have to credit/attribute in your work if you use this sound. (you can use the DIRECT link to this song for that)


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    vrstylvlln 3 days, 5 hours ago

    Beautiful! Many thanks!

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    leo333 3 years, 6 months ago

    great recording, thanks!

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    TheRimRider 3 years, 7 months ago

    Wonderful recording. Thank you. Definitely use it for something.

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    Mr_Pepino 4 years, 5 months ago

    Hi klankbeeld,

    i used your really beautiful choir recording at
    the beginning of a downtempo track, slowed down by three times:


    Thanks for sharing!


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    DandyManchot 6 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks... very nice sound

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