Francisco de Peñalosa (±1470-1528): Unica est columba mea

I love the flowing lines of this three-part Marian motet the text of which very explicitly links the Song of Songs to the cult of The Virgin. Enjoy :-)

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Francisco de Peñalosa (±1470-1528): Unica est columba mea

Unica est columba mea, una est perfecta mea,
una est genitrici suae electa.
Viderunt eam animae sanctae,
et immaculatam praedicaverunt. Alleluia!

My dove is but one, my undefiled is but one,
she is the one elect of her mother.
The holy spirits saw her
and pronounced her immaculate. Alleluia!

Performers: Pro Cantione Antiqua conducted by Bruno Turner

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