Fair as the moon, choice as the sun

A little pre-Christmas treat:
Van Eyk’s Lucca Madonna with a beautiful Josquin motette….


Ducca Madonna

Josquin Desprez, Virgo prudentissima

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.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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