Friday, March 30, 2018

Stabat Mater





Stabat Mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa
Dum pendebat filius.

In sorrow a mother stood
By the cross and wept
While her son hung there.






Image:  Crucifixion, part of a series depicting the stations of the Cross. Chapel Nosso Senhor dos Passos, Santa Casa de Miseric√≥rdia of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Oil on canvas, 19th century, unknown artist.

Music:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)   Stabat Mater (1736)


16 comments:

  1. Thank you. Superb voices.

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Helen. They are two of my very favourite singers and together they make a sublime sound.

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  2. Hari OM
    Such sweet sorrow... Blessed day to you Perpetua. YAM xx

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    1. Exactly, Yam. I hope you too have a blessed day.

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  3. May you have a blessed Easter.

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  4. So beautiful, thank you and Easter Blessings Perpetua.

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    1. It really is sublime and I'm glad you enjoyed it, Trish. Easter blessings to you both.

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  5. I had quite forgotten I had ever sung this duet, but I sang the alto in Oxford many years ago. Wonderful to hear it again. I have neglected Pergolesi of late.

    A peaceful and contemplative Easter to you, Big Sis.

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    1. I'd love to have heard you sing it, Marion. Emma Kirkby and James Bowman are two of my favourite singers and I love hearing them together like this. As you know, I sang in a choir at Oxford in the mid-60s and a young James Bowman, at the very beginning of his career, was one of the soloists when we did Orff's Carmina Burana. I've never forgotten it.

      Wishing you both a very happy Easter. xx

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  6. Dear Kathy, thank you. Peace.

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  7. Beautifully rendered and soft to my ears on this late Good Friday afternoon. Thank you for posting this, Perpetua. Happy Easter.

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    1. I thought it would speak to you, Penny. Happy Easter to you and Tom.

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  8. Beautiful duet, Perpetua. I've just enjoyed listening to it this morning, (Holy Saturday). Perfect preparation in advance of putting the liturgy together for the Easter Day Eucharist in Dresden & writing my sermon.

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    1. It's one of my recent lovely discoveries, Ricky. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope the service preparation has gone well and that you will have a very joyful and blessed Easter celebration in Dresden.

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