Alonso Perez de Alba (Hilliard)

El Greco, Crucifixion, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 16th c.

Alonso Perez de Alba, Stabat Mater dolorosa

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Performance of Rogers Covey-Crump, John Potter, tenors; Gordon Jones, bass; Hilliard Ensemble.

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Stabat Mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa
Dum pendebat Filius.

The grieving Mother stood
beside the cross weeping
where her Son was hanging.

Cuius animam gementem
Contristatam et dolentem
Pertransivit gladius.

Through her weeping soul,
compassionate and grieving,
a sword passed.