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Henryk Górecki: Totus Tuus

Henryk Górecki, a native of Poland, composed the piece in order to celebrate Pope Saint John Paul II’s third pilgrimage to Poland in 1987.

From Wikipedia: “Totus Tuus” was Pope John Paul II’s apostolic motto. It is a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours” and expressed his personal Consecration to Mary based on the spiritual approach of Saint Louis de Montfort and the Mariology in his works.

Latin:
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
Totus Tuus sum Maria
Mater nostri Redemptoris
Virgo Dei, Virgo pia
Mater mundi Salvatoris

English trans:
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary
I dedicate myself to you, O Mary
Mother of our Redeemer
Virgin of God, virgin holy
Mother of the Savior of the world.

The opening bars of Totus Tuus:

Totus tuus

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