Tota pulchra es Maria, a motet for the feast of the Immaculate Conception composed by Maurice Duruflé.
You are all beautiful, Mary, and the original stain [of sin] is not in you. Your clothing is white as snow, and your face is like the sun. You are all beautiful, Mary, and the original stain [of sin] is not in you. You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel, you give honour to our people. You are all beautiful, Mary.
Assumpta est Maria, a motet for 6 voices by Palestrina.
Mary is taken up into heaven; the angels rejoice, praising, they bless God. Let all rejoice and be glad with righteous heart, for today the Virgin Mary reigns with Christ for evermore.
Who is she that comes like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army prepared for battle? Let all rejoice and be glad with righteous heart, for today the Virgin Mary reigns with Christ for evermore.
I Praise the Virgin, a popular Coptic Orthodox hymn singing Mary’s praises.
I praise the Virgin
And explain and say
O the origin
And the hidden pearl
Through your Son, Our Lady
Cause of salvation
We reached the goal
And you brought us joy
Your love embraced me
O pride of nations
Moses has seen you
Surprised and marvelled
And the lamps are bright
With golden crosses
O Mary, Moses’ dome
O Aaron’s censer
Dulcissima Maria by Francisco Guerrero, performed by the Danish vocal ensemble Musica Ficta.
Sweet Mary, I languish for love of you,
for you are good-natured and kind.
All the rich among the people shall entreat your countenance.
You are beautiful, Mary, and there is no fault in you.
Hear us, most holy one, and intercede for us
to our Lord Jesus, your Son.