Tota pulchra es, Maria

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

When I was in seminary in Rome, the rector called everyone to the chapel and personally taught all the men this chant.

Here’s another version which I love, by Maurice Durufle. It took a while to find one that didn’t rush it.

I think that if some choir were to surprise me with this – sung well – on a Marian feast during Mass, I might either burst into tears or expire on the spot.

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  1. Cafea Fruor says:

    One of my very favorite Marian chants!

  2. Eugene says:

    I just want to cry seeing this great and true Pope. And listening to that him. How much we have lost since February 2013. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to the at this dark hour.

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