Tota pulchra es (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-26)  CPDL #41254:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values, but transposed down a fourth.

General Information

Title: Tota pulchra es
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1555 in Sacrarum cantionum … quinque et sex vocum, liber 2, no. 11
  2nd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 2, no. 63
Description: The original clefs were G2 C2 C3 F3.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Tota pulchra es, amica mea, et macula non est in te.
Veni sponsa, veni chara coronaberis.
Surge, propera, amica mea, formosa mea,
columba mea, veni, coronaberis.

English.png English translation

4:7  You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
Come, my spouse, my dear, come crowned
4:10b  Arise, my love, my fair one;
my dove, come, you will be crowned.

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