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"Hail Holy Queen" is a song performed my Deloris Van Cartier and the Sisters in the film, Sister Act. It is performed during the Sunday Mass. It starts out as a traditional choir until it goes into a gospel and rock and roll tone thanks of Deloris' influence after taking over as the choir director.

Lyrics[]

Hail holy Queen enthroned above
Oh, Maria
Hail Mother of Mercy and of love
Oh, Maria

Triumph all ye cherubim
Sing with us ye seraphim
Heaven and earth resound the hymn
Salve, salve, salve Regina

Hail holy Queen enthroned above
Oh, Maria
Hail Mother of Mercy and of love
Oh, Maria

Triumph all ye cherubim
Sing with us ye seraphim
Heaven and earth resound the hymn
Salve, salve, salve Regina

Our life, our sweetness here below
Oh, Maria
Our hope in sorrow and in woe
Oh, Maria

Triumph all ye cherubim
Sing with us ye seraphim
Heaven and earth resound the hymn
Salve, salve, salve Regina

Alleluia

Mater ad mater inter marata
Sanctus sanctus dominus
Virgo respice mater ad spice
Sanctus sanctus dominus

Alleluia

Our life, our sweetness here below
Oh, Maria
Our hope in sorrow and in woe
Oh, Maria

Triumph all ye cherubim
Sing with us ye seraphim
Heaven and earth resound the hymn
Salve, salve, salve Regina
Salve Regina, salve Regina

Trivia[]

  • The song was based on the German hymn "Gegrüßet seist du, Königin" by German priest Johann Georg Seidenbusch, who first published it in his 1687 devotional book Marianischer Schnee-Berg. The modern melody first appeared in the 1736 hymnal Geistliche Spiel- und Weckuhr, and Melchior Ludwig Herold's 1808 hymnal Choralmelodien zum Heiligen Gesänge contained the version that is standard today. The English translation "Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above" first appeared in The Roman Missal in 1884.
  • A cover of the song under the title "Salve Regina" by Filipino artists Leah Navarro, Jacqui Magno, Mitch Valdes, Pinky Marquez and Marivic Benedicto was included in the 2002 Christian album Mother of All.[1]

References[]


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Media
Sister ActSister Act 2: Back in the HabitSister Act 3: Kicking the HabitMusical
Characters
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Songs
Movie Songs: Rescue MeHail Holy QueenI Will Follow HimPay AttentionOh Happy DayJoyful, JoyfulAin't No Mountain High Enough

Musical Songs: Take Me to HeavenFabulous, Baby!Here Within These WallsHow I Got The CallingWhen I Find My BabyDo the Sacred MassI Could Be That GuyRaise Your VoiceSunday Morning FeverLady in the Long Black DressBless Our ShowThe Life I Never LedSister ActSpread The Love AroundIt's Good to Be a NunHaven't Got a Prayer

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