Uploaded on Aug 5, 2007
Stabat Mater, RV 621
"III. O quam tristis"
I am picking up where margotlorena left off with Vivaldi's Stabat Mater. You can find the first (Stabat Mater-Largo) and the second (Cujus animam gementem-Largo)movements on her channel.
Stabat Mater is a thirteenth century Roman Catholic sequence variously attributed to Innocent III and Jacopone da Todi. Its title is an abbreviation of the first line, Stabat mater dolorosa ("The sorrowful mother was standing"). The hymn, one of the most powerful and immediate of extant medieval poems, meditates on the suffering of Mary, Jesus Christ's mother, during his crucifixion.
It has been set to music by many composers, among them Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Joseph Haydn, Antonín Dvořák, Antonio Vivaldi, Emanuele d'Astorga, Gioacchino Rossini, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Charles Villiers Stanford, Charles Gounod, Krzysztof Penderecki, Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Alessandro Scarlatti (1724), Domenico Scarlatti (1715), Pedro de Escobar, Arvo Pärt, Josef Rheinberger, Giuseppe Verdi, Zoltán Kodály, and Trond Kverno (1991).
O quam tristis et afflicta
fuit illa benedicta,
O how sad and afflicted was that blessed
Mother of the Only-begotten!
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