Stabat Mater

 

"Magnificent ... bravo!!!" "Really a sophisticated and dramatic work, full of pathos. I love it." "Beautifully structured piece."

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Chorus SATB   Orchestra

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William Copper

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21st Century Stabat Mater: A major choral work for full chorus and chamber orchestra; a powerful, lyrical, but contemporary work that follows the ancient text's path beside the cross to the final glory of paradise.

The duration is under nine minutes.

The Stabat Mater may be performed with piano (or organ) accompaniment using the piano reduction in the vocal score.

An amazing set of line-by-line translations for the Stabat Mater can be found at Hans van der Velden's pages. The full Latin text compares the "dolorosa" and "speciosa" versions, and Vatican versions with others.


 1. Stabat Mater dolorosa             2. Cuius animam gementem
    Iuxta crucem lacrimosa               Contristatem et dolentem
    Dum pendebat Filius.                 Per transivit gladius.

 3. O quam tristis et afflicta        4. Quae moerebat et dolebat
    Fuit illa benedicta                  Pia Mater dum videbat
    Mater Unigeniti.                     Nati poenas incliti.

 5. Quis est homo qui not fleret      6. Quis non posset contristari
    Matrem Christi si videret            Christi Matrem contemplari
    In tanto supplicio.                  dolentem cum Filio? 

 7. Pro peccatis suae gentis          8. Vidit suum dulcem natum
    Vidit Iesum in tormentis,            Moriendo desolatum
    Et flagellis subditum.               Dum emisit spiritum.

 9. Eia Mater, fons amoris           10. Fac, ut ardeat cor meum 
    Me sentire vim doloris               In amando Christum Deum
    Fac, ut tecum lugeam.                Ut sibi complaceam.

11. Sancta Mater, istud agas,        12. Tui nati vulnerati,
    Crucifixi fige plagas                Tam dignati pro me pati,
    Cordi Meo valide.                    Poenas mecum divide.

19. Christe, cum sit hinc exire,     20. Quando corpus morietur,
    Da per Matrem me venire              Fac, ut animae donetur
    Ad palmam victoriae                  Paradisi gloria.  Amen. 

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