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Beatae Mariae Virginis. The Marian Anthems are sung primarily by Roman Catholics particularly in Religious communities after Compline. Traditionally, they were/are also said after Lauds, and after …More
Beatae Mariae Virginis.

The Marian Anthems are sung primarily by
Roman Catholics particularly in Religious communities after Compline. Traditionally, they were/are also said after Lauds, and after each Hour when sung in choir, if the choir was then to disperse.
One of the earliest Marian compositions is the popular Salve Regina in Latin from a Benedictine monk, which exists in several Gregorian versions. The liturgy of the hour includes several offices to be sung. At the close of the Office, one of four Marian antiphons is sung. These songs, Alma Redemptoris Mater Ave Regina caelorum, Regina caeli, and Salve Regina, have been described as "among the most beautiful creations of the late Middle Ages
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