Popular in both Spain and Portugal, Rev. Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599) set this graceful text with sublime elegance:
“Sweet Mary, I languish for love of thee, for thou art good-natured and kind. All the rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance. Thou art beautiful, Mary, and there is no fault in thee. Hear us, most holy one, and intercede for us to our Lord Jesus, thy Son.”
Conductor: Fr. Scott A. Haynes
Distributed by Sony Classical.