Tota pulchra es (Jean Mouton)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-14)  CPDL #43133:     
Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2017-02-14).   Score information: A3, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tota Pulchra Es
Composer: Jean Mouton

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520 in Motetti e canzone libro primo (Antico), no. 15
Description: This piece is copied in the so-called Anne Boleyn Songbook, MS 1070 in the Royal College of Music, a choirbook containing works by Josquin, Févin, Mouton, Compère and Sermisy. The text is from the Canticum Canticorum 4:7 (Song of Songs). The themes of the choral works in the manuscript are of love and childbirth. See the Alamire CD Anne Boleyn's Songbook for more details in the cover notes by their director, David Skinner.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Tota pulchra es amica mea, et macula non est in te.

English.png English translation

You are completely beautiful, my love, and there is no flaw in you.