Nigra sum sed formosa (Jehan L'Heritier)

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Editor: Alessandro Quarta (added 2004-01-13).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 156 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Nigra sum sed formosa
Composer: Jehan L'Heritier

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB
text missing Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella


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Original text and translations

Nigra sum sed formosa filiae Jherusalem
Ideo dilexit me Dominus
Et introduxit me in cubiculum suum.

I am black but comely, daughters of Jerusalem,
Therefore have I pleased the Lord
And he hath brought me into his chamber.