A little pre-Christmas treat:
Van Eyk’s Lucca Madonna with a beautiful Josquin motette….
Josquin Desprez, Virgo prudentissima
quo progrederis quasi aurora valde rutilans
filia Sion, pulchra ut luna, electa ut sol
O most wise virgin, where are you going,
Shining brightly like the dawn?
Daughter of Sion, you are entirely beautiful and delightful,
Fair as the moon, choice as the sun.