Tota pulchra es

Category Choral and Vocal Music

This motet for soprano, tenor and organ without pedal ranks among the little, yet particularly valuable pieces of Rota for singing voice and organ. 'Tota pulchra es' ('You are completely beautiful') is a song of Mary from the 4th century which praises the immaculacy of the Virgin Mary. In Rota's version, the Latin verses describe the beauty of the beloved. At the end, the dialogue between soprano and tenor blends into a melancholy duet of tonal beauty.

Arrangiamento/Arrangement: Mottetto per soprano, tenore e organo

Durata/Duration: 00:04:00

Tota pulchra es, amica mea, et macula non est in te.
Favus distillans labia tua, mel et lac sub lingua tua;
odor ungentuorum tuorum super omnia aromata.
Et enim hiems abiit et recessit.
Flores apparuerunt, vineae florentes odorem dederunt
et vox turturis audita est in terra nostra.
Surge, propera, arnica mea.
Veni de Libano, veni coronaberis, amica mea.

Note alla discografia/Liner Notes

Nino Rota Sacred Works Vol 4 (2013)

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Spartito/Sheet Music

Date 1961
Publisher Schott Music