Tota pulchra es (1961). Mottetto per soprano, tenore e organo

By institute Music

This publication is part of a long-term project in collaboration with publishers Schott of Mainz to release previously unpublished works by Nino Rota with a special focus on titles in the repertory for vocal works of religious inspiration. The motet Tota pulchra es is arguably one of the most frequently visited in the history of music. This has been the case from the 15th century to the present day, or from Guillaume Dufay to Anton Bruckner and James MacMillan, to sum up in three name the fascination and power this text has exercised and continues to exercise on composers. Rota develops three straightforward melodic lines which conceal a great skill in handling the two voices (male and female).