Tota pulchra est

Maurice Duruflé

Tota pulchra es, Maria
et macula originalis non est in te.
Vestimentum tuum candidum quasi nix,
et facies tua sicut sol.
Tu gloria Jerusalem, tu laetitia lsrael,
tu honorificentia populi nostri.
You are completely beautiful, Mary,
and the stain of original sin is not within you.
Your clothing is white like snow, and your face is like the sun.
You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel,
you are the honoured of our people.

from 'Judith' and 'Song of Songs'


Maurice Duruflé (b. 1902)
One of the most distinguished French organists and a respected though unprolific composer for his instrument.

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