Tota pulchra es (Cornelius Canis)

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  • (Posted 2012-11-16)  CPDL #27595:       
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2012-11-14).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In modern clefs. (The original clefs were C2, C3, C3, C4, F4). Otherwise as notated in the 1553 partbooks.

General Information

Title: Tota pulchra es
Composer: Cornelius Canis
Source of text: Song of Songs 4:7,11a,10b

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 8 (Susato), no. 4
    2nd published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 14 (Susato), no. 17
Description: A brief but charming Song of Songs setting (only 56 bars). Can of course be sung at a higher pitch.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tota pulchra es, amica mea.