Jean Lhéritier’s five-part (SATTB) setting of Nigra Sum from the Song of Songs sung here at a live performance given on May 5th 2013 at St. Vincent Catholic Church, Los Angeles. I’ve put the text as set by Lhéritier below the video. Enjoy :-).
"Nigra sum sed formosa" (a 5)
Jean L’Héritier (c. 1480-post 1551)
Gabriel Fanelli, conductor
Vicente Chavarria, Artistic Director
Media Vita: Life & Death in the Franco-Flemish Renaissance
|Nigra sum sed formosa filiae Jherusalem||I am black but beautiful, daughters of Jerusalem,|
|Ideo dilexit me rex et introduxit me in cubiculum suum.||Therefore have I pleased the Lord and he hath brought me into his chamber.|